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July 4,1909

Subject: 01

GOD.

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-- Golden Text --

I John 4:12

    12 No man hath seen God at any
time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is
perfected in us.



Responsive Reading


Deuteronomy 4:1-13

    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.

    2 Ye shall not add unto the word
which I command you, neither shall ye
diminish ought from it, that ye may
keep the commandments of the Lord
your God which I command you.

    3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord
did because of Baalpeor: for all the
men that followed Baalpeor, the Lord
thy God hath destroyed them from
among you.

    4 But ye that did cleave unto the
Lord your God are alive every one of
you this day.

    5 Behold, I have taught you
statutes and judgments, even as the
Lord my God commanded me, that ye
should do so in the land whither ye
go to possess it.

    6 Keep therefore and do them; for
this is your wisdom and your
understanding in the sight of the
nations, which shall hear all these
statutes, and say, Surely this great
nation is a wise and understanding
people.

    7 For what nation is there so
great, who hath God so nigh unto
them, as the Lord our God is in all
things that we call upon him for?

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


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

    10 Specially the day that thou
stoodest before the Lord thy God in
Horeb, when the Lord said unto me,
Gather me the people together, and I
will make them hear my words, that
they may learn to fear me all the
days that they shall live upon the
earth, and that they may teach their
children.

    11 And ye came near and stood under
the mountain; and the mountain burned
with fire unto the midst of heaven,
with darkness, clouds, and thick
darkness.

    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.

    13 And he declared unto you his
covenant, which he commanded you to
perform, even ten commandments; and
he wrote them upon two tables of
stone.



Section 1


Exodus 20:1-3

    1 And God spake all these words,
saying,

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

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
Deuteronomy 4:33,35

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

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

***
Matthew 22:32

    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.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 466:28

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


    (Mankind redeemed)
    Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 467:3(begin The)-8

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


    (Two chief commands) The first demand of this Science is, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual. The second is like unto it, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."


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


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


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:16-22

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


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

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

    (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.



Section 2


Exodus 20:4-6

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

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

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

***
Deuteronomy 4:15,16,23

    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,

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

***
Psalm 106:19-21

    19 They made a calf in Horeb, and
worshipped the molten image.

    20 Thus they changed their glory
into the similitude of an ox that
eateth grass.

    21 They forgat God their saviour,
which had done great things in Egypt;

***
Romans 1:22,23

    22 Professing themselves to be
wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the
uncorruptible God into an image made
like to corruptible man, and to
birds, and fourfooted beasts, and
creeping things.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:13(begin Genesis)-20


    (Creation reversed) Genesis ii. 7. And the Lord God [Jehovah] formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.



    Did the divine and infinite Principle become a finite deity, that He should now be called Jehovah? With a single command, Mind had made man, both male and female. How then could a material organization become the basis of man?


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


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


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 170:28


    (Causation considered)
    The description of man as purely physical, or as both material and spiritual, - but in either case dependent upon his physical organization, - is the Pandora box, from which all ills have gone forth, especially despair. Matter, which takes divine power into its own hands and claims to be a creator, is a fiction, in which paganism and lust are so sanctioned by society that mankind has caught their moral contagion.


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:23


    (Unscientific theories)
    False and self-assertive theories have given sinners the notion that they can create what God cannot, - namely, sinful mortals in God's image, thus usurping the name without the nature of the image or reflection of divine Mind; but in Science it can never be said that man has a mind of his own, distinct from God, the all Mind.


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.


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.



Section 3


Exodus 20:7

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

***
Leviticus 22:31,32

    31 Therefore shall ye keep my
commandments, and do them: I am the
Lord.

    32 Neither shall ye profane my holy
name; but I will be hallowed among
the children of Israel: I am the Lord
which hallow you,

***
Matthew 15:7-9

    7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias
prophesy of you, saying,

    8 This people draweth nigh unto me
with their mouth, and honoureth me
with their lips; but their heart is
far from me.

    9 But in vain they do worship me,
teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.


ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 453:21


    (Knowledge and honesty)
    The masquerader in this Science thanks God that there is no evil, yet serves evil in the name of good.


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


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


oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual. To them matter was substance, and Spirit was shadow. They thought to worship Spirit from a material standpoint, but this was impossible. They might appeal to Jehovah, but their prayer brought down no proof that it was heard, because they did not sufficiently understand God to be able to demonstrate His power to heal, - to make harmony the reality and discord the unreality.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:7


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


o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 200:2


    (Homer and Moses)
    Pagan worship began with muscularity, but the law of Sinai lifted thought into the song of David. Moses advanced a nation to the worship of God in Spirit instead of matter, and illustrated the grand human capacities of being bestowed by immortal Mind.



Section 4


Exodus 20:8,11

    8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep
it holy.

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

***
Ezekiel 20:12,13

    12 Moreover also I gave them my
sabbaths, to be a sign between me and
them, that they might know that I am
the Lord that sanctify them.

    13 But the house of Israel rebelled
against me in the wilderness: they
walked not in my statutes, and they
despised my judgments, which if a man
do, he shall even live in them; and
my sabbaths they greatly polluted:
then I said, I would pour out my fury
upon them in the wilderness, to
consume them.

***
John 7:23

    23 If a man on the sabbath day
receive circumcision, that the law of
Moses should not be broken; are ye
angry at me, because I have made a
man every whit whole on the sabbath
day?

***
Matthew 12:11,12

    11 And he said unto them, What man
shall there be among you, that shall
have one sheep, and if it fall into a
pit on the sabbath day, will he not
lay hold on it, and lift it out?

    12 How much then is a man better
than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful
to do well on the sabbath days.

***
Mark 2:27,28

    27 And he said unto them, The
sabbath was made for man, and not man
for the sabbath:

    28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord
also of the sabbath.


584:4(begin The) Chapter 17: Glossary
(DAY)
The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of
piritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the
ood that is unfolded. This unfolding is God's day, and "there
hall be no night there."


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 519:25


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:10

    (Love and man coexistent)
    The numerals of infinity, called seven days, can never be reckoned according to the calendar of time. These days will appear as mortality disappears, and they will reveal eternity, newness of Life, in which all sense of error forever disappears and thought accepts the divine infinite calculus.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.


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.


oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 288:14


    (The great conflict)
    The lightnings and thunderbolts of error may burst and flash till the cloud is cleared and the tumult dies away in the distance. Then the raindrops of divinity refresh the earth. As St. Paul says: "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God" (of Spirit).



Section 5


Exodus 20:12

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

***
Leviticus 19:3

    3 #Ye shall fear every man his
mother, and his father, and keep my
sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

***
Mark 7:10-13

    10 For Moses said, Honour thy
father and thy mother; and, Whoso
curseth father or mother, let him die
the death:

    11 But ye say, If a man shall say
to his father or mother, It is
Corban, that is to say, a gift, by
whatsoever thou mightest be profited
by me; he shall be free.

    12 And ye suffer him no more to do
ought for his father or his mother;

    13 Making the word of God of none
effect through your tradition, which
ye have delivered: and many such like
things do ye.

***
Ephesians 6:1-4

    1 Children, obey your parents in
the Lord: for this is right.

    2 Honour thy father and mother;

    (which is the first commandment with
promise;)

    3 That it may be well with thee,
and thou mayest live long on the
earth.

    4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your
children to wrath: but bring them up
in the nurture and admonition of the
Lord.

***
Malachi 1:6

    6 #A son honoureth his father, and
a servant his master: if then I be a
father, where is mine honour? and if
I be a master, where is my fear?
saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O
priests, that despise my name. And ye
say, Wherein have we despised thy
name?


o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 236:21


    (Children's tractability)
    Children should obey their parents; insubordination is an evil, blighting the buddings of self-government. Parents should teach their children at the earliest possible period the truths of health and holiness. Children are more tractable than adults, and learn more readily to love the simple verities that will make them happy and good.


2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:4,22


    (Propensities inherited)
    The entire education of children should be such as to form habits of obedience to the moral and spiritual law, with which the child can meet and master the belief in so-called physical laws, a belief which breeds disease.
    (The Mind creative)
    The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:17-25(to ?")

    (God's creation intact)
    If Christian Scientists educate their own offspring spiritually, they can educate others spiritually and not conflict with the scientific sense of God's creation. Some day the child will ask his parent: "Do you keep the First Commandment? Do you have one God and creator, or is man a creator?" If the father replies, "God creates man through man," the child may ask, "Do you teach that Spirit creates materially, or do you declare that Spirit is infinite, therefore matter is out of the question?"


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:1

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


    (Immortal birthright) If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.


2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


    (Spiritual origin)
    In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.



Section 6


Exodus 20:13-17,22

    13 Thou shalt not kill.

    14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.


    15 Thou shalt not steal.

    16 Thou shalt not bear false
witness against thy neighbour.

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

    22 #And the Lord said unto Moses,
Thus thou shalt say unto the children
of Israel, Ye have seen that I have
talked with you from heaven.

***
Mark 10:17-21

    17 #And when he was gone forth into
the way, there came one running, and
kneeled to him, and asked him, Good
Master, what shall I do that I may
inherit eternal life?

    18 And Jesus said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God.

    19 Thou knowest the commandments,
Do not commit adultery, Do not kill,
Do not steal, Do not bear false
witness, Defraud not, Honour thy
father and mother.

    20 And he answered and said unto
him, Master, all these have I
observed from my youth.

    21 Then Jesus beholding him loved
him, and said unto him, One thing
thou lackest: go thy way, sell
whatsoever thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come, take up the cross,
and follow me.

***
Matthew 5:19

    19 Whosoever therefore shall break
one of these least commandments, and
shall teach men so, he shall be
called the least in the kingdom of
heaven: but whosoever shall do and
teach them, the same shall be called
great in the kingdom of heaven.


ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 489:13-17

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


    (Decalogue disregarded)
    Corporeal sense defrauds and lies; it breaks all the commands of the Mosaic Decalogue to meet its own demands. How then can this sense be the God-given channel to man of divine blessings or understanding?


2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 56:18


    (Fidelity required) The commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," is no less imperative than the one, "Thou shalt not kill."


o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:21-26


    (Man governed by Mind)
    The human mind has no power to kill or to cure, and it has no control over God's man. The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness. The human mind is opposed to God and must be put off, as St. Paul declares.


ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:21-24


    (Retribution and remorse)
    Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God.


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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


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

Subheadings in this lesson

01 1 - Mankind redeemed
01 1 - Two chief commands
01 1 - Jesus' sinless career
01 1 - -Platform summation-
01 1 - Divine synonyms
01 2 - Creation reversed
01 2 - Anthropomorphism
01 2 - Causation considered
01 2 - Unscientific theories
01 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
01 2 - Inverted images and ideas
01 3 - Knowledge and honesty
01 3 - The true worship
01 3 - Anthropomorphism
01 3 - Fruitless worship
01 3 - Jehovah a tribal deity
01 3 - Homer and Moses
01 4 - Resting in holy work
01 4 - Love and man coexistent
01 4 - Divine nature appearing
01 4 - Jesus' sinless career
01 4 - The great conflict
01 5 - Children's tractability
01 5 - Propensities inherited
01 5 - The Mind creative
01 5 - God's creation intact
01 5 - Immortal birthright
01 5 - Spiritual origin
01 6 - Decalogue disregarded
01 6 - Fidelity required
01 6 - Man governed by Mind
01 6 - Retribution and remorse
01 6 - -Platform summation-


July 11,1909

Subject: 02

SACRAMENT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Deuteronomy 4:35

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


Responsive Reading


Hosea 1:7,10,11

    7 But I will have mercy upon the
house of Judah, and will save them by
the Lord their God, and will not save
them by bow, nor by sword, nor by
battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

    10 #Yet the number of the children
of Israel shall be as the sand of the
sea, which cannot be measured nor
numbered; and it shall come to pass,
that in the place where it was said
unto them, Ye are not my people,
there it shall be said unto them, Ye
are the sons of the living God.

    11 Then shall the children of Judah
and the children of Israel be
gathered together, and appoint
themselves one head, and they shall
come up out of the land: for great
shall be the day of Jezreel.
Hosea 2:15,17-23

    15 And I will give her her
vineyards from thence, and the valley
of Achor for a door of hope: and she
shall sing there, as in the days of
her youth, and as in the day when she
came up out of the land of Egypt.

    17 For I will take away the names
of Baalim out of her mouth, and they
shall no more be remembered by their
name.

    18 And in that day will I make a
covenant for them with the beasts of
the field, and with the fowls of
heaven, and with the creeping things
of the ground: and I will break the
bow and the sword and the battle out
of the earth, and will make them to
lie down safely.

    19 And I will betroth thee unto me
for ever; yea, I will betroth thee
unto me in righteousness, and in
judgment, and in lovingkindness, and
in mercies.

    20 I will even betroth thee unto me
in faithfulness: and thou shalt know
the Lord.

    21 And it shall come to pass in
that day, I will hear, saith the
Lord, I will hear the heavens, and
they shall hear the earth;

    22 And the earth shall hear the
corn, and the wine, and the oil; and
they shall hear Jezreel.

    23 And I will sow her unto me in
the earth; and I will have mercy upon
her that had not obtained mercy; and
I will say to them which were not my
people, Thou art my people; and they
shall say, Thou art my God.


Section 1


Luke 22:7-16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:28-10


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:29


    (God the Principle of all)
    God is the divine Principle of all that represents Him and of all that really exists. Christian Science, as demonstrated by Jesus, alone reveals the natural, divine Principle of Science.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 559:23


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


Section 2


Luke 22:17-20

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

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

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

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

***
Matthew 26:36,39,40,42

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

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

    40 And he cometh unto the
disciples, and findeth them asleep,
and saith unto Peter, What, could ye
not watch with me one hour?

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 32:3-27


    (Sacred sacrament)
    In ancient Rome a soldier was required to swear allegiance to his general. The Latin word for this oath was sacramentum, and our English word sacrament is derived from it. Among the Jews it was an ancient custom for the master of a feast to pass each guest a cup of wine. But the Eucharist does not commemorate a Roman soldier's oath, nor was the wine, used on convivial occasions and in Jewish rites, the cup of our Lord. The cup shows forth his bitter experience, - the cup which he prayed might pass from him, though he bowed in holy submission to the divine decree.
    "As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of it."
    (Spiritual refreshment)
    The true sense is spiritually lost, if the sacrament is confined to the use of bread and wine. The disciples had eaten, yet Jesus prayed and gave them bread. This would have been foolish in a literal sense; but in its spiritual signification, it was natural and beautiful. Jesus prayed; he withdrew from the material senses to refresh his heart with brighter, with spiritual views.

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

    (True flesh and blood)
    The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The efficacy of Jesus' spiritual offering is infinitely greater than can be expressed by our sense of human blood. The material blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sin when it was shed upon "the accursed tree," than when it was flowing in his veins as he went daily about his Father's business. His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 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.


Section 3


Matthew 14:14-19

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

    15 #And when it was evening, his
disciples came to him, saying, This
is a desert place, and the time is
now past; send the multitude away,
that they may go into the villages,
and buy themselves victuals.

    16 But Jesus said unto them, They
need not depart; give ye them to eat.


    17 And they say unto him, We have
here but five loaves, and two fishes.


    18 He said, Bring them hither to
me.

    19 And he commanded the multitude
to sit down on the grass, and took
the five loaves, and the two fishes,
and looking up to heaven, he blessed,
and brake, and gave the loaves to his
disciples, and the disciples to the
multitude.

***
John 6:25-27,48-50

    25 And when they had found him on
the other side of the sea, they said
unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou
hither?

    26 Jesus answered them and said,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye
seek me, not because ye saw the
miracles, but because ye did eat of
the loaves, and were filled.

    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.

    48 I am that bread of life.

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:14


    (Healing primary)
    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."

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 442:19(begin When)-25


    (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.


Section 4


John 6:53-57,63

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:10-28

    (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. He said that those who followed him should drink of his cup, and history has confirmed the prediction.

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

    (Injustice to the Saviour) The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.


Section 5


I Corinthians 10:16,17

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

    17 For we being many are one bread,
and one body: for we are all
partakers of that one bread.
I Corinthians 11:20,21,23-25,28

    20 When ye come together therefore
into one place, this is not to eat the
Lord's supper.

    21 For in eating every one taketh
before other his own supper: and one
is hungry, and another is drunken.

    23 For I have received of the Lord
that which also I delivered unto you,
That the Lord Jesus the same night in
which he was betrayed took bread:

    24 And when he had given thanks, he
brake it, and said, Take, eat: this
is my body, which is broken for you:
this do in remembrance of me.

    25 After the same manner also he
took the cup, when he had supped,
saying, This cup is the new testament
in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye
drink it, in remembrance of me.

    28 But let a man examine himself,
and so let him eat of that bread, and
drink of that cup.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 33:27-17


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 37:16-25

    (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.


Section 6


John 21:4-6,9-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Subheadings in this lesson

02 1 - Jesus' sad repast
02 1 - Heavenly supplies
02 1 - God the Principle of all
02 1 - Truth's volume
02 2 - Sacred sacrament
02 2 - Spiritual refreshment
02 2 - True flesh and blood
02 2 - The holy struggle
02 3 - Healing primary
02 3 - Crumbs of comfort
02 3 - Christ the great physician
02 4 - Inspiring discontent
02 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
02 4 - Spiritual friendship
02 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 5 - Millennial glory
02 5 - Complete emulation
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist


July 18,1909

Subject: 03

LIFE.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 16:22

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


Responsive Reading


John 8:1,2,19,47-58

    1 Jesus went unto the mount of
Olives.

    2 And early in the morning he came
again into the temple, and all the
people came unto him; and he sat
down, and taught them.

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

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

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

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

    50 And I seek not mine own glory:
there is one that seeketh and
judgeth.

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

    52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now
we know that thou hast a devil.
Abraham is dead, and the prophets;
and thou sayest, If a man keep my
saying, he shall never taste of
death.

    53 Art thou greater than our father
Abraham, which is dead? and the
prophets are dead: whom makest thou
thyself?

    54 Jesus answered, If I honour
myself, my honour is nothing: it is
my Father that honoureth me; of whom
ye say, that he is your God:

    55 Yet ye have not known him; but I
know him: and if I should say, I know
him not, I shall be a liar like unto
you: but I know him, and keep his
saying.

    56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to
see my day: and he saw it, and was
glad.

    57 Then said the Jews unto him,
Thou art not yet fifty years old, and
hast thou seen Abraham?

    58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.


Section 1


Deuteronomy 30:11,14-16,20

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

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

    15 #See, I have set before thee
this day life and good, and death and
evil;

    16 In that I command thee this day
to love the Lord thy God, to walk in
his ways, and to keep his
commandments and his statutes and his
judgments, that thou mayest live and
multiply: and the Lord thy God shall
bless thee in the land whither thou
goest to possess it.

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

***
John 1:1,4

    1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.

    4 In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:1-6

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

    (-4- Life the creator)
    IV. God is divine Life, and Life is no more confined to the forms which reflect it than substance is in its shadow. If life were in mortal man or material things, it would be subject to their limitations and would end in death. Life is Mind, the creator reflected in His creations.

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.

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.


Section 2


Luke 12:1,4,22,23

    1 In the mean time, when there
were gathered together an innumerable
multitude of people, insomuch that
they trode one upon another, he began
to say unto his disciples first of
all, Beware ye of the leaven of the
Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

    4 And I say unto you my friends, Be
not afraid of them that kill the
body, and after that have no more
that they can do.

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

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

***
John 3:5-7,25,27,36

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

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

    7 Marvel not that I said unto thee,
Ye must be born again.

    25 #Then there arose a question
between some of John's disciples and
the Jews about purifying.

    27 John answered and said, A man
can receive nothing, except it be
given him from heaven.

    36 He that believeth on the Son
hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see
life; but the wrath of God abideth on
him.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:1

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


    (Eternity of Life)
    Life is neither in nor of matter. What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal. Matter is a human concept. Life is divine Mind. Life is not limited. Death and finiteness are unknown to Life. If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:8


    (Our conscious development)
    Error is always error. It is no thing. Any statement of life, following from a misconception of life, is erroneous, because it is destitute of any knowledge of the so-called selfhood of life, destitute of any knowledge of its origin or existence. The mortal is unconscious of his foetal and infantile existence; but as he grows up into another false claim, that of self-conscious matter, he learns to say, "I am somebody; but who made me?" Error replies, "God made you." The first effort of error has been and is to impute to God the creation of whatever is sinful and mortal; but infinite Mind sets at naught such a mistaken belief.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:25


    (One supremacy)
    If what opposes God is real, there must be two powers, and God is not supreme and infinite. Can Deity be almighty, if another mighty and self-creative cause exists and sways mankind? Has the Father "Life in Himself," as the Scriptures say, and, if so, can Life, or God, dwell in evil and create it? Can matter drive Life, Spirit, hence, and so defeat omnipotence?


Section 3


Proverbs 4:7,10,13

    7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
therefore get wisdom: and with all
thy getting get understanding.

    10 Hear, O my son, and receive my
sayings; and the years of thy life
shall be many.

    13 Take fast hold of instruction;
let her not go: keep her; for she is
thy life.

***
Jeremiah 9:23,24

    23 #Thus saith the Lord, Let not
the wise man glory in his wisdom,
neither let the mighty man glory in
his might, let not the rich man glory
in his riches:

    24 But let him that glorieth glory
in this, that he understandeth and
knoweth me, that I am the Lord which
exercise lovingkindness, judgment,
and righteousness, in the earth: for
in these things I delight, saith the
Lord.

***
John 17:1,3

    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:

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:24


    (Need and supply)
    The true idea of God gives the true understanding of Life and Love, robs the grave of victory, takes away all sin and the delusion that there are other minds, and destroys mortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:16

    (Mental propagation)
    Divine Science lays the axe at the root of the illusion that life, or mind, is formed by or is in the material body, and Science will eventually destroy this illusion through the self-destruction of all error and the beatified understanding of the Science of Life.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:13-31

    (Source of all life and action)
    But what say prevalent theories? They insist that Life, or God, is one and the same with material life so-called. They speak of both Truth and error as mind, and of good and evil as spirit. They claim that to be life which is but the objective state of material sense, - such as the structural life of the tree and of material man, - and deem this the manifestation of the one Life, God.
    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity. The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs, unless its Science be accurately stated. We must receive the divine Principle in the understanding, and live it in daily life; and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we can teach and illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:15


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


Section 4


John 10:7,8,10,15-17

    7 Then said Jesus unto them again,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am
the door of the sheep.

    8 All that ever came before me are
thieves and robbers: but the sheep did
not hear them.

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

    15 As the Father knoweth me, even
so know I the Father: and I lay down
my life for the sheep.

    16 And other sheep I have, which
are not of this fold: them also I
must bring, and they shall hear my
voice; and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd.

    17 Therefore doth my Father love
me, because I lay down my life, that
I might take it again.

***
Acts 3:13-15

    13 The God of Abraham, and of
Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our
fathers, hath glorified his Son
Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and
denied him in the presence of Pilate,
when he was determined to let him go.


    14 But ye denied the Holy One and
the Just, and desired a murderer to
be granted unto you;

    15 And killed the Prince of life,
whom God hath raised from the dead;
whereof we are witnesses.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:6-24

    (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.
    (Example for our salvation)
    His consummate example was for the salvation of us all, but only through doing the works which he did and taught others to do. His purpose in healing was not alone to restore health, but to demonstrate his divine Principle. He was inspired by God, by Truth and Love, in all that he said and did.

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.


Section 5


Isaiah 57:15,19

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

    19 I create the fruit of the lips;
Peace, peace to him that is far off,
and to him that is near, saith the
Lord; and I will heal him.
Isaiah 58:8

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

***
Jeremiah 30:17

    17 For I will restore health unto
thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the Lord; because they
called thee an Outcast, saying, This
is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

***
Revelation 22:1,2

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

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:15


    (Health and the senses)
    Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. The Science of Mind-healing shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man. Therefore the divine Principle of Science, reversing the testimony of the physical senses, reveals man as harmoniously existent in Truth, which is the only basis of health; and thus Science denies all disease, heals the sick, overthrows false evidence, and refutes materialistic logic.

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:14-17,32

    (The lungs reformed)
    If the body is diseased, this is but one of the beliefs of mortal mind. Mortal man will be less mortal, when he learns that matter never sustained existence and can never destroy God, who is man's Life.
    (Soundness maintained)
    Discard all notions about lungs, tubercles, inherited consumption, or disease arising from any circumstance, and you will find that mortal mind, when instructed by Truth, yields to divine power, which steers the body into health.

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

    (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.

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


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


Section 6


Ezekiel 37:1,9,11-14

    1 The hand of the Lord was upon
me, and carried me out in the spirit
of the Lord, and set me down in the
midst of the valley which was full of
bones,

    9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy
unto the wind, prophesy, son of man,
and say to the wind, thus saith the
Lord God; Come from the four winds, O
breath, and breathe upon these slain,
that they may live.

    11 #Then he said unto me, Son of
man, these bones are the whole house
of Israel: behold, they say, Our
bones are dried, and our hope is
lost: we are cut off for our parts.

    12 Therefore prophesy and say unto
them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold,
O my people, I will open your graves,
and cause you to come up out of your
graves, and bring you into the land
of Israel.

    13 And ye shall know that I am the
Lord, when I have opened your graves,
O my people, and brought you up out
of your graves,

    14 And shall put my spirit in you,
and ye shall live, and I shall place
you in your own land: then shall ye
know that I the Lord have spoken it,
and performed it, saith the Lord.

***
John 3:8,11

    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.


    11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
We speak that we do know, and testify
that we have seen; and ye receive not
our witness.

***
I Corinthians 15:26,28

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

    28 And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall the Son
also himself be subject unto him that
put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.

584:9-15 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 227:21-26


    (Standard of liberty)
    Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries: "Follow me! Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!" Jesus marked out the way. Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free! This is your divine right.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:30


    (Careful guidance)
    The author has healed hopeless organic disease, and raised the dying to life and health through the understanding of God as the only Life. It is a sin to believe that aught can overpower omnipotent and eternal Life, and this Life must be brought to light by the understanding that there is no death, as well as by other graces of Spirit. We must begin, however, with the more simple demonstrations of control, and the sooner we begin the better. The final demonstration takes time for its accomplishment. When walking, we are guided by the eye. We look before our feet, and if we are wise, we look beyond a single step in the line of spiritual advancement.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 426:23-28

    (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 - 427:22

    (Mortality vanquished)
    God, Life, Truth, and Love make man undying. Immortal Mind, governing all, must be acknowledged as supreme in the physical realm, so-called, as well as in the spiritual.

Subheadings in this lesson

03 1 - The chief stones in the temple
03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Perfection requisite
03 1 - Intelligent consecration
03 2 - Eternity of Life
03 2 - Our conscious development
03 2 - One supremacy
03 3 - Need and supply
03 3 - Mental propagation
03 3 - Source of all life and action
03 3 - Spiritual structure
03 3 - The chalice sacrificial
03 4 - Spiritual conception
03 4 - Life-power indestructible
03 4 - Example for our salvation
03 4 - The Christ-element
03 5 - Health and the senses
03 5 - The leaves of healing
03 5 - The lungs reformed
03 5 - Soundness maintained
03 5 - Eradicate error from thought
03 5 - The author's experiments in medicine
03 6 - Standard of liberty
03 6 - Careful guidance
03 6 - Christian standard
03 6 - Mortality vanquished


July 25,1909

Subject: 04

TRUTH.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 65:16

    16 That he who blesseth himself in
the earth shall bless himself in the
God of truth; and he that sweareth in
the earth shall swear by the God of
truth; because the former troubles
are forgotten, and because they are
hid from mine eyes.


Responsive Reading


Psalm 33:1-5,11-22

    1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye
righteous: for praise is comely for
the upright.

    2 Praise the Lord with harp: sing
unto him with the psaltery and an
instrument of ten strings.

    3 Sing unto him a new song; play
skilfully with a loud noise.

    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.

    11 The counsel of the Lord standeth
for ever, the thoughts of his heart
to all generations.

    12 Blessed is the nation whose God
is the Lord: and the people whom he
hath chosen for his own inheritance.

    13 The Lord looketh from heaven; he
beholdeth all the sons of men.

    14 From the place of his habitation
he looketh upon all the inhabitants
of the earth.

    15 He fashioneth their hearts
alike; he considereth all their
works.

    16 There is no king saved by the
multitude of an host: a mighty man is
not delivered by much strength.

    17 An horse is a vain thing for
safety: neither shall he deliver any
by his great strength.

    18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is
upon them that fear him, upon them
that hope in his mercy;

    19 To deliver their soul from
death, and to keep them alive in
famine.

    20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord:
he is our help and our shield.

    21 For our heart shall rejoice in
him, because we have trusted in his
holy name.

    22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon
us, according as we hope in thee.


Section 1


Psalm 19:7-9

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

    8 The statutes of the Lord are
right, rejoicing the heart: the
commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes.

    9 The fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring for ever: the judgments of
the Lord are true and righteous
altogether.
Psalm 100:5

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

***
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.

    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.

    4 These are they which were not
defiled with women; for they are
virgins. These are they which follow
the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.
These were redeemed from among men,
being the firstfruits unto God and to
the Lamb.

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 243:25


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:11


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

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:25-28


    (Spiritualized consciousness)
    Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man's dominion over the whole earth.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:26

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)


    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    Mary's conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus. He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:8


    (Espousals supernal)
    The Revelator beheld the spiritual idea from the mount of vision. Purity was the symbol of Life and Love. The Revelator saw also the spiritual ideal as a woman clothed in light, a bride coming down from heaven, wedded to the Lamb of Love. To John, "the bride" and "the Lamb" represented the correlation of divine Principle and spiritual idea, God and His Christ, bringing harmony to earth.


Section 2


Proverbs 2:1,2,4,5

    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;

    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.

***
Jeremiah 29:11-13

    11 For I know the thoughts that I
think toward you, saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

    12 Then shall ye call upon me, and
ye shall go and pray unto me, and I
will hearken unto you.

    13 And ye shall seek me, and find
me, when ye shall search for me with
all your heart.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 364:17-28


    (Penitence or hospitality)
    Do Christian Scientists seek Truth as Simon sought the Saviour, through material conservatism and for personal homage? Jesus told Simon that such seekers as he gave small reward in return for the spiritual purgation which came through the Messiah. If Christian Scientists are like Simon, then it must be said of them also that they love little.
    (Genuine repentance)
    On the other hand, do they show their regard for Truth, or Christ, by their genuine repentance, by their broken hearts, expressed by meekness and human affection, as did this woman?

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:11


    (Three classes of neophytes)
    To teach Christian Science to such as these is no task. They do not incline longingly to error, whine over the demands of Truth, nor play the traitor for place and power.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:17

    (Love the incentive)
    Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way. Right motives give pinions to thought, and strength and freedom to speech and action. Love is priestess at the altar of Truth. Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept. Patience must "have her perfect work."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 367:10


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


Section 3


I Samuel 15:22

    22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord
as great delight in burnt offerings
and sacrifices, as in obeying the
voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is
better than sacrifice, and to hearken
than the fat of rams.

***
Isaiah 65:2,12

    2 I have spread out my hands all
the day unto a rebellious people,
which walketh in a way that was not
good, after their own thoughts;

    12 Therefore will I number you to
the sword, and ye shall all bow down
to the slaughter: because when I
called, ye did not answer; when I
spake, ye did not hear; but did evil
before mine eyes, and did choose that
wherein I delighted not.

***
Acts 7:51-53

    51 #Ye stiffnecked and
uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye
do always resist the Holy Ghost: as
your fathers did, so do ye.

    52 Which of the prophets have not
your fathers persecuted? and they
have slain them which shewed before
of the coming of the Just One; of
whom ye have been now the betrayers
and murderers:

    53 Who have received the law by the
disposition of angels, and have not
kept it.

***
Romans 6:17,18

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

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

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.

vii:27-4 Chapter PREFACE

    Since the author's discovery of the might of Truth in the treatment of disease as well as of sin, her system has been fully tested and has not been found wanting; but to reach the heights of Christian Science, man must live in obedience to its divine Principle.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:5


    (Scientific finalities)
    Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth.

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 14:9


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 184:6


    (Belief and understanding)
    Belief produces the results of belief, and the penalties it affixes last so long as the belief and are inseparable from it. The remedy consists in probing the trouble to the bottom, in finding and casting out by denial the error of belief which produces a mortal disorder, never honoring erroneous belief with the title of law nor yielding obedience to it. Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers, enforcing obedience through divine statutes.


Section 4


Isaiah 65:17

    17 #For, behold, I create new
heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.

***
II Peter 1:1,3-8,10,11

    1 Simon Peter, a servant and an
apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that
have obtained like precious faith
with us through the righteousness of
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    10 Wherefore the rather, brethren,
give diligence to make your calling
and election sure: for if ye do these
things, ye shall never fall:

    11 For so an entrance shall be
ministered unto you abundantly into
the everlasting kingdom of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 370:2-5


    (No healing in sin)
    To be immortal, we must forsake the mortal sense of things, turn from the lie of false belief to Truth, and gather the facts of being from the divine Mind.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 201:7-19


    (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.
    (The uses of truth)
    We cannot fill vessels already full. They must first be emptied. Let us disrobe error. Then, when the winds of God blow, we shall not hug our tatters close about us.
    The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love. Christian perfection is won on no other basis.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:23


    (The lungs reformed)
    Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered. Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form you anew. You will never fear again except to offend God, and you will never believe that heart or any portion of the body can destroy you.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 493:28

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


    (Mind destroys all ills)
    If Jesus awakened Lazarus from the dream, illusion, of death, this proved that the Christ could improve on a false sense. Who dares to doubt this consummate test of the power and willingness of divine Mind to hold man forever intact in his perfect state, and to govern man's entire action? Jesus said: "Destroy this temple [body], and in three days I [Mind] will raise it up;" and he did this for tired humanity's reassurance.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:8


    (Vision opening)
    To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and maker is God."


Section 5


Psalm 57:2,3

    2 I will cry unto God most high;
unto God that performeth all things
for me.

    3 He shall send from heaven, and
save me from the reproach of him that
would swallow me up. God shall
send forth his mercy and his truth.

***
I Kings 17:17-19,22-24

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

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

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

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

    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 142:31


    (Question of precedence)
    Truth is God's remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue. Hence the fact that, to-day, as yesterday, Christ casts out evils and heals the sick.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 144:20,27

    (Willpower detrimental)
    Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, "Peace, be still."
    (Conservative antagonism) When the Science of being is universally understood, every man will be his own physician, and Truth will be the universal panacea.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 146:23

    (Christian Science as old as God)
    Divine Science derives its sanction from the Bible, and the divine origin of Science is demonstrated through the holy influence of Truth in healing sickness and sin. This healing power of Truth must have been far anterior to the period in which Jesus lived. It is as ancient as "the Ancient of days." It lives through all Life, and extends throughout all space.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:4-12

    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 231:3


    (Destruction of all evil)
    Unless an ill is rightly met and fairly overcome by Truth, the ill is never conquered. If God destroys not sin, sickness, and death, they are not destroyed in the mind of mortals, but seem to this so-called mind to be immortal. What God cannot do, man need not attempt. If God heals not the sick, they are not healed, for no lesser power equals the infinite All-power; but God, Truth, Life, Love, does heal the sick through the prayer of the righteous.


Section 6


Malachi 3:10-12

    10 Bring ye all the tithes into the
storehouse, that there may be meat in
mine house, and prove me now
herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if
I will not open you the windows of
heaven, and pour you out a blessing,
that there shall not be room enough
to receive it.

    11 And I will rebuke the devourer
for your sakes, and he shall not
destroy the fruits of your ground;
neither shall your vine cast her
fruit before the time in the field,
saith the Lord of hosts.

    12 And all nations shall call you
blessed: for ye shall be a
delightsome land, saith the Lord of
hosts.

***
Hosea 6:3

    3 Then shall we know, if we follow
on to know the Lord: his going forth
is prepared as the morning; and he
shall come unto us as the rain, as
the latter and former rain unto the
earth.

***
John 15:10,11

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

    11 These things have I spoken unto
you, that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 454:4-9


    (Impotence of hate)
    Teach your students the omnipotence of Truth, which illustrates the impotence of error. The understanding, even in a degree, of the divine All-power destroys fear, and plants the feet in the true path, - the path which leads to the house built without hands "eternal in the heavens."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 118:10


    (Leaven of Truth)
    Ages pass, but this leaven of Truth is ever at work. It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man's spiritual freedom.

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.

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


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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 261:2,27


    (Thoughts are things) Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.
    (Immutable identity of man) Fixing your gaze on the realities supernal, you will rise to the spiritual consciousness of being, even as the bird which has burst from the egg and preens its wings for a skyward flight.

Subheadings in this lesson

04 1 - Annihilation of error
04 1 - Source of all life and action
04 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
04 1 - Rebukes helpful
04 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
04 1 - Espousals supernal
04 2 - Penitence or hospitality
04 2 - Genuine repentance
04 2 - Three classes of neophytes
04 2 - Love the incentive
04 2 - Gratitude and humility
04 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
04 3 - Scientific finalities
04 3 - Godward gravitation
04 3 - Bodily presence
04 3 - Belief and understanding
04 4 - No healing in sin
04 4 - Practical preaching
04 4 - The uses of truth
04 4 - The lungs reformed
04 4 - Mind destroys all ills
04 4 - Vision opening
04 5 - Question of precedence
04 5 - Willpower detrimental
04 5 - Conservative antagonism
04 5 - Christian Science as old as God
04 5 - The main purpose
04 5 - Destruction of all evil
04 6 - Impotence of hate
04 6 - Leaven of Truth
04 6 - The one only way
04 6 - Moral victory
04 6 - Thoughts are things
04 6 - Immutable identity of man


August 1,1909

Subject: 05

LOVE.

ooo1



-- Golden Text --

I John 5:2

    2 By this we know that we love the
children of God, when we love God, and
keep his commandments.


Responsive Reading


Numbers 20:14-21

    14 #And Moses sent messengers from
Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus
saith thy brother Israel, Thou
knowest all the travail that hath
befallen us:

    15 How our fathers went down into
Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a
long time; and the Egyptians vexed
us, and our fathers:

    16 And when we cried unto the Lord,
he heard our voice, and sent an
angel, and hath brought us forth out
of Egypt: and, behold, we are in
Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of
thy border:

    17 Let us pass, I pray thee,
through thy country: we will not pass
through the fields, or through the
vineyards, neither will we drink of
the water of the wells: we will go by
the king's high way, we will not turn
to the right hand nor to the left,
until we have passed thy borders.

    18 And Edom said unto him, Thou
shalt not pass by me, lest I come out
against thee with the sword.

    19 And the children of Israel said
unto him, We will go by the high way:
and if I and my cattle drink of thy
water, then I will pay for it: I will
only, without doing any thing else,
go through on my feet.

    20 And he said, Thou shalt not go
through. And Edom came out against
him with much people, and with a
strong hand.

    21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel
passage through his border: wherefore
Israel turned away from him.

***
I John 2:7-10

    7 Brethren, I write no new
commandment unto you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the
beginning. The old commandment is the
word which ye have heard from the
beginning.

    8 Again, a new commandment I write
unto you, which thing is true in him
and in you: because the darkness is
past, and the true light now shineth.


    9 He that saith he is in the light,
and hateth his brother, is in
darkness even until now.

    10 He that loveth his brother
abideth in the light, and there is
none occasion of stumbling in him.


Section 1


Isaiah 40:9,18

    9 #O Zion, that bringest good
tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest
good tidings, lift up thy voice with
strength; lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, Behold
your God!

    18 #To whom then will ye liken God?
or what likeness will ye compare unto
him?

***
John 8:38,41,42

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

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

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

***
I John 4:7,8

    7 Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and
knoweth God.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6


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

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)

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

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:16,24


    (No divine corporeality) The precise form of God must be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is infinite Mind or divine Love?
    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 - 312:14


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


Section 2


Isaiah 66:1,2

    1 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven
is my throne, and the earth is my
footstool: where is the house that ye
build unto me? and where is the place
of my rest?

    2 For all those things hath mine
hand made, and all those things have
been, saith the Lord: but to this man
will I look, even to him that is poor
and of a contrite spirit, and
trembleth at my word.

***
I John 4:12,13

    12 No man hath seen God at any
time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is
perfected in us.

    13 Hereby know we that we dwell in
him, and he in us, because he hath
given us of his Spirit.
I John 2:14-17

    14 I have written unto you,
fathers, because ye have known him
that is from the beginning. I have
written unto you, young men, because
ye are strong, and the word of God
abideth in you, and ye have overcome
the wicked one.

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:2-13


    (Reflected likeness)
    As the reflection of yourself appears in the mirror, so you, being spiritual, are the reflection of God. The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:24


    (The divine loveliness)
    It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:3-5

    (Love's endowment)
    Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:2-6


    (The things of God are beautiful) Symbols and elements of discord and decay are not products of the infinite, perfect, and eternal All. From Love and from the light and harmony which are the abode of Spirit, only reflections of good can come.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 304:3

    (Man inseparable from Love)
    It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness. Understanding this, Paul said: "Neither death, nor life, . . . nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God." This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death. The perfect man - governed by God, his perfect Principle - is sinless and eternal.


Section 3


Genesis 45:3-5,7

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

    4 And Joseph said unto his
brethren, Come near to me, I pray
you. And they came near. And he said,
I am Joseph your brother, whom ye
sold into Egypt.

    5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor
angry with yourselves, that ye sold
me hither: for God did send me before
you to preserve life.

    7 And God sent me before you to
preserve you a posterity in the
earth, and to save your lives by a
great deliverance.

***
Psalm 76:10

    10 Surely the wrath of man shall
praise thee: the remainder of wrath
shalt thou restrain.

***
I Corinthians 13:4-7

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

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

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

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

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:5-11


    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty. Choke these errors in their early stages, if you would not cherish an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 448:17-23


    (Truth's great results)
    "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Try to leave on every student's mind the strong impress of divine Science, a high sense of the moral and spiritual qualifications requisite for healing, well knowing it to be impossible for error, evil, and hate to accomplish the grand results of Truth and Love.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:15


    (The armor of divinity)
    At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you. The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.


Section 4


Genesis 50:15-21

    15 #And when Joseph's brethren saw
that their father was dead, they said,
Joseph will peradventure hate us, and
will certainly requite us all the
evil which we did unto him.

    16 And they sent a messenger unto
Joseph, saying, Thy father did
command before he died, saying,

    17 So shall ye say unto Joseph,
Forgive, I pray thee now, the
trespass of thy brethren, and their
sin; for they did unto thee evil: and
now, we pray thee, forgive the
trespass of the servants of the God
of thy father. And Joseph wept when
they spake unto him.

    18 And his brethren also went and
fell down before his face; and they
said, Behold, we be thy servants.

    19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear
not: for am I in the place of God?

    20 But as for you, ye thought evil
against me; but God meant it unto
good, to bring to pass, as it is this
day, to save much people alive.

    21 Now therefore fear ye not: I
will nourish you, and your little
ones. And he comforted them, and
spake kindly unto them.

***
I Corinthians 13:8-10

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

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

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

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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 8:3,14-18


    (Danger from audible prayer) We never need to despair of an honest heart; but there is little hope for those who come only spasmodically face to face with their wickedness and then seek to hide it. Their prayers are indexes which do not correspond with their character. They hold secret fellowship with sin, and such externals are spoken of by Jesus as "like unto whited sepulchres . . . full . . . of all uncleanness."


    (Aspiration and love)
    If we feel the aspiration, humility, gratitude, and love which our words express, - this God accepts; and it is wise not to try to deceive ourselves or others, for "there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed."

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 9:11

    (Summit of aspiration)
    If selfishness has given place to kindness, we shall regard our neighbor unselfishly, and bless them that curse us; but we shall never meet this great duty simply by asking that it may be done. There is a cross to be taken up before we can enjoy the fruition of our hope and faith.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:6


    (A bright outlook)
    Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, we are helped onward in the march towards righteousness, peace, and purity, which are the landmarks of Science. Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause, - wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory.


Section 5


I Thessalonians 4:1,6-10

    1 Furthermore then we beseech you,
brethren, and exhort you by the Lord
Jesus, that as ye have received of us
how ye ought to walk and to please
God, so ye would abound more and
more.

    6 That no man go beyond and defraud
his brother in any matter: because
that the Lord is the avenger of all
such, as we also have forewarned you
and testified.

    7 For God hath not called us unto
uncleanness, but unto holiness.

    8 He therefore that despiseth,
despiseth not man, but God, who hath
also given unto us his holy Spirit.

    9 But as touching brotherly love ye
need not that I write unto you: for
ye yourselves are taught of God to
love one another.

    10 And indeed ye do it toward all
the brethren which are in all
Macedonia: but we beseech you,
brethren, that ye increase more and
more;

***
I Peter 2:15,16

    15 For so is the will of God, that
with well doing ye may put to silence
the ignorance of foolish men:

    16 As free, and not using your
liberty for a cloak of maliciousness,
but as the servants of God.
I Peter 3:10

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:27-4


    (Divine victory) The divine must overcome the human at every point. The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.
    Love must triumph over hate. Truth and Life must seal the victory over error and death, before the thorns can be laid aside for a crown, the benediction follow, "Well done, good and faithful servant," and the supremacy of Spirit be demonstrated.

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:8-10

    (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 - 326:3


    (Loving God supremely)
    If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." He, who would reach the source and find the divine remedy for every ill, must not try to climb the hill of Science by some other road. 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.


Section 6


Mark 12:28-30

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

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

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

***
Matthew 5:43-45

    43 #Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.

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

    45 That ye may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven: for
he maketh his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good, and sendeth rain on
the just and on the unjust.

***
Romans 13:7,8

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 340:9(begin Let)

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-Platform summation-) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: love God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole of man in His image and likeness. Divine Love is infinite. Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 140:7,25-27


    (God invisible to the senses)
    Not materially but spiritually we know Him as divine Mind, as Life, Truth, and Love. We shall obey and adore in proportion as we apprehend the divine nature and love Him understandingly, warring no more over the corporeality, but rejoicing in the affluence of our God. Religion will then be of the heart and not of the head. Mankind will no longer be tyrannical and proscriptive from lack of love, - straining out gnats and swallowing camels.
    (Anthropomorphism) The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 578:5(begin [)-18(to .)


    ( - Psalm XXIII -) [Divine Love] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    [Love] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [Love] leadeth me beside the still waters.
    [Love] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [Love] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [Love] is with me; [Love's] rod and [Love's] staff they comfort me.
    [Love] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [Love] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love] for ever.

Subheadings in this lesson

05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - -2- The deific definitions
05 1 - No divine corporeality
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 2 - Reflected likeness
05 2 - Love imparts beauty
05 2 - The divine loveliness
05 2 - Love's endowment
05 2 - The things of God are beautiful
05 2 - Man inseparable from Love
05 3 - Help and discipline
05 3 - Mental conspirators
05 3 - Truth's great results
05 3 - The armor of divinity
05 4 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
05 4 - Danger from audible prayer
05 4 - Aspiration and love
05 4 - Summit of aspiration
05 4 - A bright outlook
05 5 - Divine victory
05 5 - Saviour's prediction
05 5 - Inspiration of sacrifice
05 5 - Loving God supremely
05 6 - -Platform summation-
05 6 - God invisible to the senses
05 6 - Anthropomorphism
05 6 - - Psalm XXIII -


August 8,1909

Subject: 06

SPIRIT.

oo1o



-- Golden Text --

Ezekiel 36:27

    27 And I will put my spirit within
you, and cause you to walk in my
statutes, and ye shall keep my
judgments, and do them.


Responsive Reading


Acts 2:1,4-6,12-18,39

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

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

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

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


    12 And they were all amazed, and
were in doubt, saying one to another,
What meaneth this?

    13 Others mocking said, These men
are full of new wine.

    14 #But Peter, standing up with the
eleven, lifted up his voice, and said
unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all
ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this
known unto you, and hearken to my
words:

    15 For these are not drunken, as ye
suppose, seeing it is but the third
hour of the day.

    16 But this is that which was
spoken by the prophet Joel;

    17 And it shall come to pass in the
last days, saith God, I will pour out
of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your
sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall
see visions, and your old men shall
dream dreams:

    18 And on my servants and on my
handmaidens I will pour out in those
days of my Spirit; and they shall
prophesy:

    39 For the promise is unto you, and
to your children, and to all that are
afar off, even as many as the Lord
our God shall call.


Section 1


Psalm 50:1

    1 The mighty God, even the Lord,
hath spoken, and called the earth
from the rising of the sun unto the
going down thereof.
Psalm 104:24,30,31

    24 O Lord, how manifold are thy
works! in wisdom hast thou made them
all: the earth is full of thy riches.


    30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit,
they are created: and thou renewest
the face of the earth.

    31 The glory of the Lord shall
endure for ever: the Lord shall
rejoice in his works.

***
Isaiah 40:13

    13 Who hath directed the Spirit of
the Lord, or being his counsellor hath
taught him?
Isaiah 41:17-20

    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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:15


    (Divine propagation)
    The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 512:20-25

    (Multiplication of pure ideas)
    Spirit blesses the multiplication of its own pure and perfect ideas. From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form, color, quality, and quantity, and these are mental, both primarily and secondarily. Their spiritual nature is discerned only through the spiritual senses.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:26-6

    (God's thoughts are spiritual realities)
    God creates all forms of reality. His thoughts are spiritual realities. So-called mortal mind - being non-existent and consequently not within the range of immortal existence - could not by simulating deific power invert the divine creation, and afterwards recreate persons or things upon its own plane, since nothing exists beyond the range of all-inclusive infinity, in which and of which God is the sole creator.

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?


Section 2


Deuteronomy 33:27

    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.
Deuteronomy 31:7,8

    7 #And Moses called unto Joshua,
and said unto him in the sight of all
Israel, Be strong and of a good
courage: for thou must go with this
people unto the land which the Lord
hath sworn unto their fathers to give
them; and thou shalt cause them to
inherit it.

    8 And the Lord, he it is that doth
go before thee; he will be with thee,
he will not fail thee, neither
forsake thee: fear not, neither be
dismayed.

***
Isaiah 57:15

    15 For thus saith the high and
lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the
high and holy place, with him also
that is of a contrite and humble
spirit, to revive the spirit of the
humble, and to revive the heart of
the contrite ones.
Isaiah 59:21

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

***
Haggai 2:5

    5 According to the word that I
covenanted with you when ye came out
of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth
among you: fear ye not.

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 - 278:4-22

    (Substance versus supposition) Spirit is the only substance and consciousness recognized by divine Science. The material senses oppose this, but there are no material senses, for matter has no mind. In Spirit there is no matter, even as in Truth there is no error, and in good no evil. It is a false supposition, the notion that there is real substance-matter, the opposite of Spirit. Spirit, God, is infinite, all. Spirit can have no opposite.
    (One cause supreme)
    That matter is substantial or has life and sensation, is one of the false beliefs of mortals, and exists only in a supposititious mortal consciousness. Hence, as we approach Spirit and Truth, we lose the consciousness of matter. 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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:27


    (Fruitless worship)
    The Israelites centred their thoughts on the material in their attempted worship of the spiritual. To them matter was substance, and Spirit was shadow. They thought to worship Spirit from a material standpoint, but this was impossible. They might appeal to Jehovah, but their prayer brought down no proof that it was heard, because they did not sufficiently understand God to be able to demonstrate His power to heal, - to make harmony the reality and discord the unreality.

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.

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.


Section 3


Genesis 1:3

    3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

***
Isaiah 60:19,20

    19 The sun shall be no more thy
light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee:
but the Lord shall be unto thee an
everlasting light, and thy God thy
glory.

    20 Thy sun shall no more go down;
neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the Lord shall be thine
everlasting light, and the days of
thy mourning shall be ended.

***
John 8:12

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

***
II Corinthians 4:6

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

***
I John 1:5

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:28


    (Mind's idea faultless)
    God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 510:9,27-1

    (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.
    (Spiritual subdivision)
    Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love, and not a vitalizing property of matter. Science reveals only one Mind, and this one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:11

    (Darkness scattered)
    In divine Science, which is the seal of Deity and has the impress of heaven, God is revealed as infinite light. In the eternal Mind, no night is there.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:15


    (Light and darkness)
    We are sometimes led to believe that darkness is as real as light; but Science affirms darkness to be only a mortal sense of the absence of light, at the coming of which darkness loses the appearance of reality. So sin and sorrow, disease and death, are the suppositional absence of Life, God, and flee as phantoms of error before truth and love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:9


    (The clouds dissolving)
    How little light or heat reach our earth when clouds cover the sun's face! So Christian Science can be seen only as the clouds of corporeal sense roll away. Earth has little light or joy for mortals before Life is spiritually learned. Every agony of mortal error helps error to destroy error, and so aids the apprehension of immortal Truth. This is the new birth going on hourly, by which men may entertain angels, the true ideas of God, the spiritual sense of being.


Section 4


Isaiah 11:1,2

    1 And there shall come forth a rod
out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots:

    2 And the spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom
and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the
Lord;
Isaiah 49:5

    5 #And now, saith the Lord that
formed me from the womb to be his
servant, to bring Jacob again to him,
Though Israel be not gathered, yet
shall I be glorious in the eyes of
the Lord, and my God shall be my
strength.
Isaiah 48:16,17

    16 #Come ye near unto me, hear ye
this; I have not spoken in secret
from the beginning; from the time
that it was, there am I: and now the
Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent
me.

    17 Thus saith the Lord, thy
Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I
am the Lord thy God which teacheth
thee to profit, which leadeth thee by
the way that thou shouldest go.

***
Galatians 4:4-7

    4 But when the fulness of the time
was come, God sent forth his Son, made
of a woman, made under the law,

    5 To redeem them that were under
the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons.

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

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

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


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

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 63:5


    (Spiritual origin)
    In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 148:7


    (The man of anatomy and of theology)
    Neither anatomy nor theology has ever described man as created by Spirit, - as God's man. The former explains the men of men, or the "children of men," as created corporeally instead of spiritually and as emerging from the lowest, instead of from the highest, conception of being. Both anatomy and theology define man as both physical and mental, and place mind at the mercy of matter for every function, formation, and manifestation. Anatomy takes up man at all points materially. It loses Spirit, drops the true tone, and accepts the discord. Anatomy and theology reject the divine Principle which produces harmonious man, and deal - the one wholly, the other primarily - with matter, calling that man which is not the counterpart, but the counterfeit, of God's man. Then theology tries to explain how to make this man a Christian, - how from this basis of division and discord to produce the concord and unity of Spirit and His likeness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:20


    (Spiritual government) Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man dominion over all the earth.


Section 5


Genesis 1:29

    29 #And God said, Behold, I have
given you every herb bearing seed,
which is upon the face of all the
earth, and every tree, in the which
is the fruit of a tree yielding seed;
to you it shall be for meat.

***
Nehemiah 9:7,9,20,21

    7 Thou art the Lord the God, who
didst choose Abram, and broughtest
him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees,
and gavest him the name of Abraham;

    9 And didst see the affliction of
our fathers in Egypt, and heardest
their cry by the Red sea;

    20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit
to instruct them, and withheldest not
thy manna from their mouth, and
gavest them water for their thirst.

    21 Yea, forty years didst thou
sustain them in the wilderness, so
that they lacked nothing; their
clothes waxed not old, and their feet
swelled not.

***
Luke 12:22,24,27,29-31

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

    24 Consider the ravens: for they
neither sow nor reap; which neither
have storehouse nor barn; and God
feedeth them: how much more are ye
better than the fowls?

    27 Consider the lilies how they
grow: they toil not, they spin not;
and yet I say unto you, that Solomon
in all his glory was not arrayed like
one of these.

    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.

    31 #But rather seek ye the kingdom
of God; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:15


    (Will-power unrighteous)
    In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes, - Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 530:5


    (Divine providence)
    In divine Science, man is sustained by God, the divine Principle of being. The earth, at God's command, brings forth food for man's use. Knowing this, Jesus once said, "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink," - presuming not on the prerogative of his creator, but recognizing God, the Father and Mother of all, as able to feed and clothe man as He doth the lilies.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:3-6

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

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


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

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.


Section 6


Psalm 143:9,10

    9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine
enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.


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

***
Ezekiel 37:13,14

    13 And ye shall know that I am the
Lord, when I have opened your graves,
O my people, and brought you up out
of your graves,

    14 And shall put my spirit in you,
and ye shall live, and I shall place
you in your own land: then shall ye
know that I the Lord have spoken it,
and performed it, saith the Lord.

***
Matthew 12:22,24,25,28

    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:

    28 But if I cast out devils by the
Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God
is come unto you.

***
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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:30-4


    (No material law)
    To admit that sickness is a condition over which God has no control, is to presuppose that omnipotent power is powerless on some occasions. The law of Christ, or Truth, makes all things possible to Spirit; but the so-called laws of matter would render Spirit of no avail, and demand obedience to materialistic codes, thus departing from the basis of one God, one lawmaker.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 351:2


    (Truth a present help)
    When we lose faith in God's power to heal, we distrust the divine Principle which demonstrates Christian Science, and then we cannot heal the sick. Neither can we heal through the help of Spirit, if we plant ourselves on a material basis.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 366:30


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 496:15

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


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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:32-7


    (The age's privilege)
    Do you say the time has not yet come in which to recognize Soul as substantial and able to control the body? Remember Jesus, who nearly nineteen centuries ago demonstrated the power of Spirit and said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," and who also said, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."

Subheadings in this lesson

06 1 - Divine propagation
06 1 - Multiplication of pure ideas
06 1 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
06 1 - Perfection of creation
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Substance versus supposition
06 2 - One cause supreme
06 2 - Fruitless worship
06 2 - Sense-dreams
06 2 - Spiritual reflection
06 3 - Mind's idea faultless
06 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
06 3 - Spiritual subdivision
06 3 - Darkness scattered
06 3 - Light and darkness
06 3 - The clouds dissolving
06 4 - Spiritual conception
06 4 - Spiritual origin
06 4 - The man of anatomy and of theology
06 4 - Spiritual government
06 5 - Will-power unrighteous
06 5 - Divine providence
06 5 - Spirit names and blesses
06 5 - Christ the great physician
06 5 - Spirit intangible
06 6 - No material law
06 6 - Truth a present help
06 6 - Genuine healing
06 6 - Condition of progress
06 6 - The age's privilege


August 15,1909

Subject: 07

SOUL.

o1oo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 62:1,5

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

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


Responsive Reading


Lamentations 3:22-36

    22 It is of the Lord's mercies that
we are not consumed, because his
compassions fail not.

    23 They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.

    24 The Lord is my portion, saith my
soul; therefore will I hope in him.

    25 The Lord is good unto them that
wait for him, to the soul that seeketh
him.

    26 It is good that a man should
both hope and quietly wait for the
salvation of the Lord.

    27 It is good for a man that he
bear the yoke in his youth.

    28 He sitteth alone and keepeth
silence, because he hath borne it
upon him.

    29 He putteth his mouth in the
dust; if so be there may be hope.

    30 He giveth his cheek to him that
smiteth him: he is filled full with
reproach.

    31 For the Lord will not cast off
for ever:

    32 But though he cause grief, yet
will he have compassion according to
the multitude of his mercies.

    33 For he doth not afflict
willingly nor grieve the children of
men.

    34 To crush under his feet all the
prisoners of the earth,

    35 To turn aside the right of a man
before the face of the most High,

    36 To subvert a man in his cause,
the Lord approveth not.


Section 1


Isaiah 42:1,4

    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.

    4 He shall not fail nor be
discouraged, till he have set
judgment in the earth: and the isles
shall wait for his law.

***
John 6:43-45

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

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

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

***
I Corinthians 12:3

    3 Wherefore I give you to
understand, that no man speaking by
the Spirit of God calleth Jesus
accursed: and that no man can say
that Jesus is the Lord, but by the
Holy Ghost.

***
I John 5:7

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

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


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

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

  (- 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:9,19

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


    (Soul defined)
    As used in Christian Science, Soul is properly the synonym of Spirit, or God; but out of Science, soul is identical with sense, with material sensation.
    (Sonship of Jesus)
    Jesus was the highest human concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, - the divine idea of God outside the flesh. This enabled Jesus to demonstrate his control over matter. Angels announced to the Wisemen of old this dual appearing, and angels whisper it, through faith, to the hungering heart in every age.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 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.

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.


Section 2


Psalm 66:16,18,19

    16 Come and hear, all ye that fear
God, and I will declare what he hath
done for my soul.

    18 If I regard iniquity in my
heart, the Lord will not hear me:

    19 But verily God hath heard me; he
hath attended to the voice of my
prayer.

***
Acts 4:31,32

    31 #And when they had prayed, the
place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all
filled with the Holy Ghost, and they
spake the word of God with boldness.

    32 And the multitude of them that
believed were of one heart and of one
soul: neither said any of them that
ought of the things which he
possessed was his own; but they had
all things common.

***
I Thessalonians 1:5,6

    5 For our gospel came not unto you
in word only, but also in power, and
in the Holy Ghost, and in much
assurance; as ye know what manner of
men we were among you for your sake.

    6 And ye became followers of us,
and of the Lord, having received the
word in much affliction, with joy of
the Holy Ghost:

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 280:25-30


    (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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 488:23

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


    (All faculties from Mind)
    Mind alone possesses all faculties, perception, and comprehension. Therefore mental endowments are not at the mercy of organization and decomposition, - otherwise the very worms could unfashion man. If it were possible for the real senses of man to be injured, Soul could reproduce them in all their perfection; but they cannot be disturbed nor destroyed, since they exist in immortal Mind, not in matter.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:27


    (Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty) The necessity for uplifting the race is father to the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weakness, and health instead of disease. Truth is an alterative in the entire system, and can make it "every whit whole."

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

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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:12-15


    (Eternal beauty)
    Custom, education, and fashion form the transient standards of mortals. Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul.


Section 3


Job 3:20,21

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

    21 Which long for death, but it
cometh not; and dig for it more than
for hid treasures;
Job 10:1,2,18,19

    1 My soul is weary of my life; I
will leave my complaint upon myself;
I will speak in the bitterness of my
soul.

    2 I will say unto God, Do not
condemn me; shew me wherefore thou
contendest with me.

    18 Wherefore then hast thou brought
me forth out of the womb? Oh that I
had given up the ghost, and no eye
had seen me!

    19 I should have been as though I
had not been; I should have been
carried from the womb to the grave.

***
John 3:5,6

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

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:30


    (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." 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 479:1

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


    (Immortal birthright) If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:13-18


    (Divinity not childless)
    If Life or Soul and its representative, man, unite for a period and then are separated as by a law of divorce to be brought together again at some uncertain future time and in a manner unknown, - and this is the general religious opinion of mankind, - we are left without a rational proof of immortality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:14-20

    (Divine metaphysics)
    Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.
    These ideas are perfectly real and tangible to spiritual consciousness, and they have this advantage over the objects and thoughts of material sense, - they are good and eternal.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:4


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


Section 4


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.

***
Acts 13:36-39

    36 For David, after he had served
his own generation by the will of
God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto
his fathers, and saw corruption:

    37 But he, whom God raised again,
saw no corruption.

    38 #Be it known unto you therefore,
men and brethren, that through this
man is preached unto you the
forgiveness of sins:

    39 And by him all that believe are
justified from all things, from which
ye could not be justified by the law
of Moses.

***
I John 3:9

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:18-23


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:7-8(to .),19

    (Sin only of the flesh)
    Soul is immortal because it is Spirit, which has no element of self-destruction.
    (Soul impeccable)
    So long as we believe that soul can sin or that immortal Soul is in mortal body, we can never understand the Science of being. When humanity does understand this Science, it will become the law of Life to man, - even the higher law of Soul, which prevails over material sense through harmony and immortality.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:3

(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)
    If Soul sinned, it would be mortal, for sin is mortality's self, because it kills itself. If Truth is immortal, error must be mortal, because error is unlike Truth. Because Soul is immortal, Soul cannot sin, for sin is not the eternal verity of being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 240:29


    (Progress demanded)
    The divine method of paying sin's wages involves unwinding one's snarls, and learning from experience how to divide between sense and Soul.

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


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


Section 5


Genesis 17:1

    1 And when Abram was ninety years
old and nine, the Lord appeared to
Abram, and said unto him, I am the
Almighty God; walk before me, and be
thou perfect.

***
Exodus 33:9,11

    9 And it came to pass, as Moses
entered into the tabernacle, the
cloudy pillar descended, and stood at
the door of the tabernacle, and the
Lord talked with Moses.

    11 And the Lord spake unto Moses
face to face, as a man speaketh unto
his friend. And he turned again into
the camp: but his servant Joshua, the
son of Nun, a young man, departed not
out of the tabernacle.

***
Psalm 62:5,11

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

    11 God hath spoken once; twice have
I heard this; that power belongeth
unto God.

***
John 12:27,28

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

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

***
Revelation 3:20

    20 Behold, I stand at the door, and
knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with
me.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 308:14


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 213:16-26,30


    (Good indefinable)
    Sound is a mental impression made on mortal belief. The ear does not really hear. Divine Science reveals sound as communicated through the senses of Soul - through spiritual understanding.
    (Music, rhythm of head and heart)
    Mozart experienced more than he expressed. The rapture of his grandest symphonies was never heard. He was a musician beyond what the world knew. This was even more strikingly true of Beethoven, who was so long hopelessly deaf. Mental melodies and strains of sweetest music supersede conscious sound.
    Before human knowledge dipped to its depths into a false sense of things, - into belief in material origins which discard the one Mind and true source of being, - it is possible that the impressions from Truth were as distinct as sound, and that they came as sound to the primitive prophets. If the medium of hearing is wholly spiritual, it is normal and indestructible.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 486:23-27

(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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 214:28


    (The senses of Soul)
    Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses. It is evident that the body as matter has no sensation of its own, and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties. Spirit's senses are without pain, and they are forever at peace. Nothing can hide from them the harmony of all things and the might and permanence of Truth.


Section 6


Psalm 72:1,2,13,14

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

    2 He shall judge thy people with
righteousness, and thy poor with
judgment.

    13 He shall spare the poor and
needy, and shall save the souls of
the needy.

    14 He shall redeem their soul from
deceit and violence: and precious
shall their blood be in his sight.

***
Matthew 12:18,20,41

    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.

    20 A bruised reed shall he not
break, and smoking flax shall he not
quench, till he send forth judgment
unto victory.

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

***
John 5:22,23

    22 For the Father judgeth no man,
but hath committed all judgment unto
the Son:

    23 That all men should honour the
Son, even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath
sent him.

***
Acts 10:42

    42 And he commanded us to preach
unto the people, and to testify that
it is he which was ordained of God to
be the Judge of quick and dead.

***
Matthew 9:6,7

    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.

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


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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:27


    (The sun and Soul)
    As astronomy reverses the human perception of the movement of the solar system, so Christian Science reverses the seeming relation of Soul and body and makes body tributary to Mind. Thus it is with man, who is but the humble servant of the restful Mind, though it seems otherwise to finite sense. But we shall never understand this while we admit that soul is in body or mind in matter, and that man is included in non-intelligence. Soul, or Spirit, is God, unchangeable and eternal; and man coexists with and reflects Soul, God, for man is God's image.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:18,24


    (Science versus sense) Man is harmonious when governed by Soul. Hence the importance of understanding the truth of being, which reveals the laws of spiritual existence.
    (Spiritual law the only law)
    Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 490:4-8

(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


    (Will-power an animal propensity)
    Human will is an animal propensity, not a faculty of Soul. Hence it cannot govern man aright. Christian Science reveals Truth and Love as the motive-powers of man.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:8


    (The strength of Spirit)
    Mind is the master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - Sonship of Jesus
07 1 - Spiritual idea revealed
07 1 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - All faculties from Mind
07 2 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
07 2 - Life not contingent on matter
07 2 - Eternal beauty
07 3 - Erroneous conception
07 3 - Immortal birthright
07 3 - Divinity not childless
07 3 - Divine metaphysics
07 3 - Ultimate harmony
07 4 - Soul imperishable
07 4 - Sin only of the flesh
07 4 - Soul impeccable
07 4 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
07 4 - Progress demanded
07 4 - Corporeal changes
07 5 - The great question
07 5 - Good indefinable
07 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
07 5 - Permanent sensibility
07 5 - The senses of Soul
07 6 - Scientific foreknowing
07 6 - The sun and Soul
07 6 - Science versus sense
07 6 - Spiritual law the only law
07 6 - Will-power an animal propensity
07 6 - The strength of Spirit


August 22,1909

Subject: 08

MIND.

1ooo



-- Golden Text --

Nahum 1:7

    7 The Lord is good, a strong hold
in the day of trouble; and he knoweth
them that trust in him.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 33:7-17

    7 #So thou, O son of man, I have
set thee a watchman unto the house of
Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the
word at my mouth, and warn them from
me.

    8 When I say unto the wicked, O
wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if
thou dost not speak to warn the
wicked from his way, that wicked man
shall die in his iniquity; but his
blood will I require at thine hand.

    9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the
wicked of his way to turn from it; if
he do not turn from his way, he shall
die in his iniquity; but thou hast
delivered thy soul.

    10 Therefore, O thou son of man,
speak unto the house of Israel; Thus
ye speak, saying, If our
transgressions and our sins be upon
us, and we pine away in them, how
should we then live?

    11 Say unto them, As I live, saith
the Lord God, I have no pleasure in
the death of the wicked; but that the
wicked turn from his way and live:
turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;
for why will ye die, O house of
Israel?

    12 Therefore, thou son of man, say
unto the children of thy people, The
righteousness of the righteous shall
not deliver him in the day of his
transgression: as for the wickedness
of the wicked, he shall not fall
thereby in the day that he turneth
from his wickedness; neither shall
the righteous be able to live for his
righteousness in the day that he
sinneth.

    13 When I shall say to the
righteous, that he shall surely live;
if he trust to his own righteousness,
and commit iniquity, all his
righteousnesses shall not be
remembered; but for his iniquity that
he hath committed, he shall die for
it.

    14 Again, when I say unto the
wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he
turn from his sin, and do that which
is lawful and right;

    15 If the wicked restore the
pledge, give again that he had
robbed, walk in the statutes of life,
without committing iniquity; he shall
surely live, he shall not die.

    16 None of his sins that he hath
committed shall be mentioned unto
him: he hath done that which is
lawful and right; he shall surely
live.

    17 #Yet the children of thy people
say, The way of the Lord is not equal:
but as for them, their way is not
equal.


Section 1


Proverbs 3:19

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

***
Isaiah 45:18

    18 For thus saith the Lord that
created the heavens; God himself that
formed the earth and made it; he hath
established it, he created it not in
vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I
am the Lord; and there is none else.

***
Micah 7:18-20

    18 Who is a God like unto thee,
that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth
by the transgression of the remnant
of his heritage? he retaineth not his
anger for ever, because he delighteth
in mercy.

    19 He will turn again, he will have
compassion upon us; he will subdue
our iniquities; and thou wilt cast
all their sins into the depths of the
sea.

    20 Thou wilt perform the truth to
Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham,
which thou hast sworn unto our
fathers from the days of old.

***
Psalm 96:10

    10 Say among the heathen that the
Lord reigneth: the world also shall
be established that it shall not be
moved: he shall judge the people
righteously.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:12-20

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


    (True sense of infinitude)
    Question. - What is Mind?
    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 - 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?

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

  (- MORTAL MIND - Mythology)


    (-2- The deific definitions)
    II. God is what the Scriptures declare Him to be, - Life, Truth, Love. Spirit is divine Principle, and divine Principle is Love, and Love is Mind, and Mind is not both good and bad, for God is Mind; therefore there is in reality one Mind only, because there is one God.


Section 2


John 5:33,36,37

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

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

    37 And the Father himself, which
hath sent me, hath borne witness of
me. Ye have neither heard his voice
at any time, nor seen his shape.
John 10:37,38

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

    38 But if I do, though ye believe
not me, believe the works: that ye
may know, and believe, that the
Father is in me, and I in him.
John 14:8-12

    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.

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

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


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

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 - 423:8-26

    (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.
    (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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 252:4


    (Spiritual ignorance)
    Human ignorance of Mind and of the recuperative energies of Truth occasions the only skepticism regarding the pathology and theology of Christian Science.


Section 3


Job 16:1,2,4,5

    1 Then Job answered and said,

    2 I have heard many such things:
miserable comforters are ye all.

    4 I also could speak as ye do: if
your soul were in my soul's stead, I
could heap up words against you, and
shake mine head at you.

    5 But I would strengthen you with
my mouth, and the moving of my lips
should asswage your grief.

***
Psalm 69:20,21

    20 Reproach hath broken my heart;
and I am full of heaviness: and I
looked for some to take pity, but
there was none; and for comforters,
but I found none.

    21 They gave me also gall for my
meat; and in my thirst they gave me
vinegar to drink.

***
Zechariah 10:2

    2 For the idols have spoken vanity,
and the diviners have seen a lie, and
have told false dreams; they comfort
in vain: therefore they went their
way as a flock, they were troubled,
because there was no shepherd.

***
Psalm 23:1,4

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

    4 Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort
me.

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


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

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.

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


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 179:5


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 487:19-21

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


    (Understanding versus belief) Christian evidence is founded on Science or demonstrable Truth, flowing from immortal Mind, and there is in reality no such thing as mortal mind.


Section 4


Isaiah 44:24,25

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


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

***
James 3:13,16,17

    13 Who is a wise man and endued
with knowledge among you? let him
shew out of a good conversation his
works with meekness of wisdom.

    16 For where envying and strife is,
there is confusion and every evil
work.

    17 But the wisdom that is from
above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without partiality, and without
hypocrisy.

***
I Corinthians 14:33

    33 For God is not the author of
confusion, but of peace, as in all
churches of the saints.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:22-31


    (Redemption from selfishness)
    When we realize that there is one Mind, the divine law of loving our neighbor as ourselves is unfolded; whereas a belief in many ruling minds hinders man's normal drift towards the one Mind, one God, and leads human thought into opposite channels where selfishness reigns.
    Selfishness tips the beam of human existence towards the side of error, not towards Truth. Denial of the oneness of Mind throws our weight into the scale, not of Spirit, God, good, but of matter.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 204:23

    (Unscientific theories)
    False and self-assertive theories have given sinners the notion that they can create what God cannot, - namely, sinful mortals in God's image, thus usurping the name without the nature of the image or reflection of divine Mind; but in Science it can never be said that man has a mind of his own, distinct from God, the all Mind.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:25


    (The genus of error) 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:17,27


    (Material misconceptions)
    The time has come for a finite conception of the infinite and of a material body as the seat of Mind to give place to a diviner sense of intelligence and its manifestations, - to the better understanding that Science gives of the Supreme Being, or divine Principle, and idea.
    (Salvation is through reform)
    As mortals reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power.


Section 5


Psalm 139:1-4

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

    2 Thou knowest my downsitting and
mine uprising, thou understandest my
thought afar off.

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

    4 For there is not a word in my
tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest
it altogether.

***
Proverbs 20:12

    12 The hearing ear, and the seeing
eye, the Lord hath made even both of
them.

***
Psalm 94:9,10

    9 He that planted the ear, shall he
not hear? he that formed the eye,
shall he not see?

    10 He that chastiseth the heathen,
shall not he correct? he that teacheth
man knowledge, shall not he know?

***
I Corinthians 4:4,5

    4 For I know nothing by myself; yet
am I not hereby justified: but he
that judgeth me is the Lord.

    5 Therefore judge nothing before
the time, until the Lord come, who
both will bring to light the hidden
things of darkness, and will make
manifest the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every man have praise
of God.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 84:19-23


    (The Mind unbounded)
    To understand that Mind is infinite, not bounded by corporeality, not dependent upon the ear and eye for sound or sight nor upon muscles and bones for locomotion, is a step towards the Mind-science by which we discern man's nature and existence.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 245:32(begin Mind)-6


    (Man reflects God) Mind and its formations can never be annihilated. Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and sorrow, sickness and health, life and death. Life and its faculties are not measured by calendars. The perfect and immortal are the eternal likeness of their Maker.

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


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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 187:22(begin The divine)-24


    (Action of mortal mind) The divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind.


Section 6


Psalm 66:8,9

    8 O bless our God, ye people, and
make the voice of his praise to be
heard:

    9 Which holdeth our soul in life,
and suffereth not our feet to be
moved.
Psalm 67:4

    4 O let the nations be glad and
sing for joy: for thou shalt judge
the people righteously, and govern
the nations upon earth.

***
Isaiah 58:9-11

    9 Then shalt thou call, and the
Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry,
and he shall say, Here I am. If thou
take away from the midst of thee the
yoke, the putting forth of the
finger, and speaking vanity;

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

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

***
Revelation 21:3,4

    3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.

    4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:23


    (Undesirable records)
    Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 374:15


    (Mind can destroy all ills) Through immortal Mind, or Truth, we can destroy all ills which proceed from mortal mind.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 507:24


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all expresses Science and art throughout His creation, and the immortality of man and the universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man. But the seed is in itself, only as the divine Mind is All and reproduces all - as Mind is the multiplier, and Mind's infinite idea, man and the universe, is the product. The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:6-10,17

    (Spiritual spheres)
    Advancing spiritual steps in the teeming universe of Mind lead on to spiritual spheres and exalted beings. To material sense, this divine universe is dim and distant, gray in the sombre hues of twilight; but anon the veil is lifted, and the scene shifts into light.
    (Continuity of thoughts)
    Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:7-10

    (Ideal man and woman)
    The life-giving quality of Mind is Spirit, not matter. The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth. The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.

Subheadings in this lesson

08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - The divine standard of perfection
08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 2 - Sickness erroneous
08 2 - Bone-healing by surgery
08 2 - Scientific corrective
08 2 - Coping with difficulties
08 2 - Spiritual ignorance
08 3 - Dangerous knowledge
08 3 - Backsliders and mistakes
08 3 - The struggle and victory
08 3 - Absent patients
08 3 - Understanding versus belief
08 4 - Redemption from selfishness
08 4 - Unscientific theories
08 4 - The genus of error
08 4 - Material misconceptions
08 4 - Salvation is through reform
08 5 - The Mind unbounded
08 5 - Man reflects God
08 5 - Health and the senses
08 5 - Action of mortal mind
08 6 - Undesirable records
08 6 - Mind can destroy all ills
08 6 - Ever-appearing creation
08 6 - Spiritual spheres
08 6 - Continuity of thoughts
08 6 - Ideal man and woman


August 29,1909

Subject: 09

CHRIST JESUS.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

Colossians 1:3,28

    3 We give thanks to God and the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
praying always for you,

    28 Whom we preach, warning every
man, and teaching every man in all
wisdom; that we may present every man
perfect in Christ Jesus:


Responsive Reading


Philipians 3:1,3,4,7-14,20,21

    1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in
the Lord. To write the same things to
you, to me indeed is not grievous,
but for you it is safe.

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

    4 Though I might also have
confidence in the flesh. If any other
man thinketh that he hath whereof he
might trust in the flesh, I more:

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

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

    9 And be found in him, not having
mine own righteousness, which is of
the law, but that which is through
the faith of Christ, the
righteousness which is of God by
faith:

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

    11 If by any means I might attain
unto the resurrection of the dead.

    12 Not as though I had already
attained, either were already
perfect: but I follow after, if that
I may apprehend that for which also I
am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

    13 Brethren, I count not myself to
have apprehended: but this one thing I
do, forgetting those things which are
behind, and reaching forth unto those
things which are before,

    14 I press toward the mark for the
prize of the high calling of God in
Christ Jesus.

    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.


Section 1


Isaiah 11:1-5

    1 And there shall come forth a rod
out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots:

    2 And the spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom
and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the
Lord;

    3 And shall make him of quick
understanding in the fear of the
Lord: and he shall not judge after
the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his
ears:

    4 But with righteousness shall he
judge the poor, and reprove with
equity for the meek of the earth: and
he shall smite the earth with the rod
of his mouth, and with the breath of
his lips shall he slay the wicked.

    5 And righteousness shall be the
girdle of his loins, and faithfulness
the girdle of his reins.

***
Mark 1:1,21,22,27,34

    1 The beginning of the gospel of
Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

    21 And they went into Capernaum;
and straightway on the sabbath day he
entered into the synagogue, and
taught.

    22 And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for he taught them as one
that had authority, and not as the
scribes.

    27 And they were all amazed,
insomuch that they questioned among
themselves, saying, What thing is
this? what new doctrine is this? for
with authority commandeth he even the
unclean spirits, and they do obey
him.

    34 And he healed many that were
sick of divers diseases, and cast out
many devils; and suffered not the
devils to speak, because they knew
him.

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:16-23

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


    (-13- The divine Principle and idea)
    XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:23

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)

    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. Mary's conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus. He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 473:12

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


    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    Jesus is the name of the man who, more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of God, healing the sick and the sinning and destroying the power of death. Jesus is the human man, and Christ is the divine idea; hence the duality of Jesus the Christ.


Section 2


Matthew 3:1,2,11

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

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

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

***
Luke 12:49,50

    49 I am come to send fire on the
earth; and what will I, if it be
already kindled?

    50 But I have a baptism to be
baptized with; and how am I
straitened till it be accomplished!

***
I Peter 3:18,21

    18 For Christ also hath once
suffered for sins, the just for the
unjust, that he might bring us to
God, being put to death in the flesh,
but quickened by the Spirit:

    21 The like figure whereunto even
baptism doth also now save us (not
the putting away of the filth of the
flesh, but the answer of a good
conscience toward God,) by the
resurrection of Jesus Christ:

581:23 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BAPTISM)

    BAPTISM. Purification by Spirit; submergence in Spirit.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:6


    (Jesus' sinless career)
    To the ritualistic priest and hypocritical Pharisee Jesus said, "The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you." Jesus' history made a new calendar, which we call the Christian era; but he established no ritualistic worship. He knew that men can be baptized, partake of the Eucharist, support the clergy, observe the Sabbath, make long prayers, and yet be sensual and sinful.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 241:27


    (Spirit transforms)
    The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its demonstration.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 31:17-22(to .)


    (Healing primary)
    Obeying his precious precepts, - following his demonstration so far as we apprehend it, - we drink of his cup, partake of his bread, are baptized with his purity; and at last we shall rest, sit down with him, in a full understanding of the divine Principle which triumphs over death.


Section 3


John 11:45-47,49,50,53

    45 Then many of the Jews which came
to Mary, and had seen the things
which Jesus did, believed on him.

    46 But some of them went their ways
to the Pharisees, and told them what
things Jesus had done.

    47 #Then gathered the chief priests
and the Pharisees a council, and
said, What do we? for this man doeth
many miracles.

    49 And one of them, named Caiaphas,
being the high priest that same year,
said unto them, Ye know nothing at
all,

    50 Nor consider that it is
expedient for us, that one man should
die for the people, and that the
whole nation perish not.

    53 Then from that day forth they
took counsel together for to put him
to death.

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.

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 - 54:21-5

    (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. He said that those who followed him should drink of his cup, and history has confirmed the prediction.
    (Injustice to the Saviour)
    If that Godlike and glorified man were physically on earth to-day, would not some, who now profess to love him, reject him? Would they not deny him even the rights of humanity, if he entertained any other sense of being and religion than theirs? The advancing century, from a deadened sense of the invisible God, to-day subjects to unchristian comment and usage the idea of Christian healing enjoined by Jesus; but this does not affect the invincible facts.


Section 4


John 18:33,36

    33 Then Pilate entered into the
judgment hall again, and called
Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou
the King of the Jews?

    36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is
not of this world: if my kingdom were
of this world, then would my servants
fight, that I should not be delivered
to the Jews: but now is my kingdom
not from hence.

***
Mark 15:15,25,34,37-39

    15 #And so Pilate, willing to
content the people, released Barabbas
unto them, and delivered Jesus, when
he had scourged him, to be crucified.


    25 And it was the third hour, and
they crucified him.

    34 And at the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which
is, being interpreted, My God, my
God, why hast thou forsaken me?

    37 And Jesus cried with a loud
voice, and gave up the ghost.

    38 And the veil of the temple was
rent in twain from the top to the
bottom.

    39 #And when the centurion, which
stood over against him, saw that he
so cried out, and gave up the ghost,
he said, Truly this man was the Son
of God.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 24:20-22,27-9


    (Purpose of crucifixion)
    Does erudite theology regard the crucifixion of Jesus chiefly as providing a ready pardon for all sinners who ask for it and are willing to be forgiven?
    The efficacy of the crucifixion lay in the practical affection and goodness it demonstrated for mankind. The truth had been lived among men; but until they saw that it enabled their Master to triumph over the grave, his own disciples could not admit such an event to be possible. After the resurrection, even the unbelieving Thomas was forced to acknowledge how complete was the great proof of Truth and Love.
    (True flesh and blood)
    The spiritual essence of blood is sacrifice. The efficacy of Jesus' spiritual offering is infinitely greater than can be expressed by our sense of human blood. The material blood of Jesus was no more efficacious to cleanse from sin when it was shed upon "the accursed tree," than when it was flowing in his veins as he went daily about his Father's business.

597:3 Chapter 17: Glossary
(VEIL)

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


Section 5


I Corinthians 15:3-8,20,23

    3 For I delivered unto you first of
all that which I also received, how
that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;

    4 And that he was buried, and that
he rose again the third day according
to the scriptures:

    5 And that he was seen of Cephas,
then of the twelve:

    6 After that he was seen of above
five hundred brethren at once; of
whom the greater part remain unto
this present, but some are fallen
asleep.

    7 After that, he was seen of James;
then of all the apostles.

    8 And last of all he was seen of me
also, as of one born out of due time.


    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

    23 But every man in his own order:
Christ the firstfruits; afterward they
that are Christ's at his coming.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 43:11


    (Convincing evidence)
    Jesus' last proof was the highest, the most convincing, the most profitable to his students. The malignity of brutal persecutors, the treason and suicide of his betrayer, were overruled by divine Love to the glorification of the man and of the true idea of God, which Jesus' persecutors had mocked and tried to slay. The final demonstration of the truth which Jesus taught, and for which he was crucified, opened a new era for the world. Those who slew him to stay his influence perpetuated and extended it.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:32

    (After the resurrection)
    Jesus' students, not sufficiently advanced fully to understand their Master's triumph, did not perform many wonderful works, until they saw him after his crucifixion and learned that he had not died. This convinced them of the truthfulness of all that he had taught.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:16


    (The cup of Jesus)
    The individuality of man is no less tangible because it is spiritual and because his life is not at the mercy of matter. The understanding of his spiritual individuality makes man more real, more formidable in truth, and enables him to conquer sin, disease, and death. Our Lord and Master presented himself to his disciples after his resurrection from the grave, as the self-same Jesus whom they had loved before the tragedy on Calvary.

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


    (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. As the reward for his faithfulness, he would disappear to material sense in that change which has since been called the ascension.


Section 6


Psalm 68:18,20

    18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou
hast led captivity captive: thou hast
received gifts for men; yea, for the
rebellious also, that the Lord God
might dwell among them.

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

***
Luke 24:36,49-51

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

    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.

    50 #And he led them out as far as
to Bethany, and he lifted up his
hands, and blessed them.

    51 And it came to pass, while he
blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into heaven.

***
Ephesians 4:10-13

    10 He that descended is the same
also that ascended up far above all
heavens, that he might fill all
things.)

    11 And he gave some, apostles; and
some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
and some, pastors and teachers;

    12 For the perfecting of the
saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of
Christ:

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:20-7


    (Spiritual ascension)
    Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be death was followed by his exaltation above all material conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond the grave. Jesus was "the way;" that is, he marked the way for all men. In his final demonstration, called the ascension, which closed the earthly record of Jesus, he rose above the physical knowledge of his disciples, and the material senses saw him no more.
    (Pentecostal power)
    His students then received the Holy Ghost. By this is meant, that by all they had witnessed and suffered, they were roused to an enlarged understanding of divine Science, even to the spiritual interpretation and discernment of Jesus' teachings and demonstrations, which gave them a faint conception of the Life which is God. They no longer measured man by material sense. After gaining the true idea of their glorified Master, they became better healers, leaning no longer on matter, but on the divine Principle of their work.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:31


    (Immortal man)
    In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:30-5

    (Jesus the Scientist)
    To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 334:12

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)

    (-15- The Son's duality)
    This dual personality of the unseen and the seen, the spiritual and material, the eternal Christ and the corporeal Jesus manifest in flesh, continued until the Master's ascension, when the human, material concept, or Jesus, disappeared, while the spiritual self, or Christ, continues to exist in the eternal order of divine Science, taking away the sins of the world, as the Christ has always done, even before the human Jesus was incarnate to mortal eyes.

Subheadings in this lesson

09 1 - Effective triumph
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 2 - Jesus' sinless career
09 2 - Spirit transforms
09 2 - Healing primary
09 3 - Proof in practice
09 3 - Suffering inevitable
09 3 - Spiritual friendship
09 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
09 4 - Purpose of crucifixion
09 4 - True flesh and blood
09 5 - Convincing evidence
09 5 - After the resurrection
09 5 - The cup of Jesus
09 5 - Fellowship with Christ
09 6 - Spiritual ascension
09 6 - Pentecostal power
09 6 - Immortal man
09 6 - Jesus the Scientist
09 6 - -15- The Son's duality


September 5,1909

Subject: 10

MAN.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Ecclesiastes 3:21

    21 Who knoweth the spirit of man
that goeth upward, and the spirit of
the beast that goeth downward to the
earth?


Responsive Reading


Ephesians 2:13,18-21

    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who
sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.

    18 For through him we both have
access by one Spirit unto the Father.


    19 Now therefore ye are no more
strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and
of the household of God;

    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:
Ephesians 3:14-19

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

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

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

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

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

    19 And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might
be filled with all the fulness of
God.
Ephesians 4:7,8,11-13

    7 But unto every one of us is given
grace according to the measure of the
gift of Christ.

    8 Wherefore he saith, When he
ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men.

    11 And he gave some, apostles; and
some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
and some, pastors and teachers;

    12 For the perfecting of the
saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of
Christ:

    13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:


Section 1


Genesis 1:26-28

    26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.

    27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.


    28 And God blessed them, and God
said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth,
and subdue it: and have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over every
living thing that moveth upon the
earth.

***
Hebrews 2:6-9,11

    6 But one in a certain place
testified, saying, What is man, that
thou art mindful of him? or the son
of man, that thou visitest him?

    7 Thou madest him a little lower
than the angels; thou crownedst him
with glory and honour, and didst set
him over the works of thy hands:

    8 Thou hast put all things in
subjection under his feet. For in
that he put all in subjection under
him, he left nothing that is not put
under him. But now we see not yet all
things put under him.

    9 But we see Jesus, who was made a
little lower than the angels for the
suffering of death, crowned with
glory and honour; that he by the
grace of God should taste death for
every man.

    11 For both he that sanctifieth and
they who are sanctified are all of
one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren,

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 516:19-21


    (Love imparts beauty)
    Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God's dominion over all the earth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 517:31

    (Birthright of man)
    Man is not made to till the soil. His birthright is dominion, not subjection. He is lord of the belief in earth and heaven, - himself subordinate alone to his Maker. This is the Science of being.

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


    (Scientific man)
    Jesus taught but one God, one Spirit, who makes man in the image and likeness of Himself, - of Spirit, not of matter. Man reflects infinite Truth, Life, and Love. The nature of man, thus understood, includes all that is implied by the terms "image" and "likeness" as used in Scripture. The truly Christian and scientific statement of personality and of the relation of man to God, with the demonstration which accompanied it, incensed the rabbis, and they said: "Crucify him, crucify him . . . by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 266:27

    (Beatific presence)
    Man is the idea of Spirit; he reflects the beatific presence, illuming the universe with light. Man is deathless, spiritual. He is above sin or frailty. He does not cross the barriers of time into the vast forever of Life, but he coexists with God and the universe.


Section 2


Galatians 4:22-28

    22 For it is written, that Abraham
had two sons, the one by a bondmaid,
the other by a freewoman.

    23 But he who was of the bondwoman
was born after the flesh; but he of
the freewoman was by promise.

    24 Which things are an allegory:
for these are the two covenants; the
one from the mount Sinai, which
gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.

    25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in
Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem
which now is, and is in bondage with
her children.

    26 But Jerusalem which is above is
free, which is the mother of us all.

    27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou
barren that bearest not; break forth
and cry, thou that travailest not:
for the desolate hath many more
children than she which hath an
husband.

    28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was,
are the children of promise.

***
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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 246:6


    (Man reflects God)
    Man is by no means a material germ rising from the imperfect and endeavoring to reach Spirit above his origin. The stream rises no higher than its source.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:24-5


    (Identity not lost)
    If the real man is in the material body, you take away a portion of the man when you amputate a limb; the surgeon destroys manhood, and worms annihilate it. But the loss of a limb or injury to a tissue is sometimes the quickener of manliness; and the unfortunate cripple may present more nobility than the statuesque athlete, - teaching us by his very deprivations, that "a man's a man, for a' that."
    (When man is man)
    When we admit that matter (heart, blood, brain, acting through the five physical senses) constitutes man, we fail to see how anatomy can distinguish between humanity and the brute, or determine when man is really man and has progressed farther than his animal progenitors.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 173:17

    (Man not structural)
    Anatomy declares man to be structural. Physiology continues this explanation, measuring human strength by bones and sinews, and human life by material law. Man is spiritual, individual, and eternal; material structure is mortal.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 165:6

    To measure intellectual capacity by the size of the brain and strength by the exercise of muscle, is to subjugate intelligence, to make mind mortal, and to place this so-called mind at the mercy of material organization and non-intelligent matter.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:13-17

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


    (Material body never God's idea)
    Divine Science shows it to be impossible that a material body, though interwoven with matter's highest stratum, misnamed mind, should be man, - the genuine and perfect man, the immortal idea of being, indestructible and eternal.


Section 3


John 1:1,4,9

    1 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.

    4 In him was life; and the life was
the light of men.

    9 That was the true Light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into
the world.
John 3:5,6

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

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

***
I John 5:18-20

    18 We know that whosoever is born
of God sinneth not; but he that is
begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him not.

    19 And we know that we are of God,
and the whole world lieth in
wickedness.

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:20(begin Identity)-22

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


    (Reflection of Spirit) Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:9


    (Spiritual firmament) The divine Mind, not matter, creates all identities, and they are forms of Mind, the ideas of Spirit apparent only as Mind, never as mindless matter nor the so-called material senses.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 491:9-22

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


    (Man linked with Spirit)
    Man's spiritual individuality is never wrong. It is the likeness of man's Maker. Matter cannot connect mortals with the true origin and facts of being, in which all must end. It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.
    (Material man as a dream)
    The belief that matter and mind are one, - that matter is awake at one time and asleep at another, sometimes presenting no appearance of mind, - this belief culminates in another belief, that man dies. Science reveals material man as never the real being.

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 56:1,6-8

    1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye
judgment, and do justice: for my
salvation is near to come, and my
righteousness to be revealed.

    6 Also the sons of the stranger,
that join themselves to the Lord, to
serve him, and to love the name of
the Lord, to be his servants, every
one that keepeth the sabbath from
polluting it, and taketh hold of my
covenant;

    7 Even them will I bring to my holy
mountain, and make them joyful in my
house of prayer: their burnt
offerings and their sacrifices shall
be accepted upon mine altar; for mine
house shall be called an house of
prayer for all people.

    8 The Lord God which gathereth the
outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I
gather others to him, beside those
that are gathered unto him.

***
II Peter 1:5-8,11

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

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

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

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

    11 For so an entrance shall be
ministered unto you abundantly into
the everlasting kingdom of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:3


    (Standpoints changed)
    When understanding changes the standpoints of life and intelligence from a material to a spiritual basis, we shall gain the reality of Life, the control of Soul over sense, and we shall perceive Christianity, or Truth, in its divine Principle. This must be the climax before harmonious and immortal man is obtained and his capabilities revealed. It is highly important - in view of the immense work to be accomplished before this recognition of divine Science can come - to turn our thoughts towards divine Principle, that finite belief may be prepared to relinquish its error.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:17-22


    (Watchfulness requisite)
    Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:18


    (Standpoint revealed)
    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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 202:13


    (Divine study)
    For this glorious result Christian Science lights the torch of spiritual understanding.


Section 5


Romans 8:14,15

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

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

***
Revelation 15:1-4

    1 And I saw another sign in
heaven, great and marvellous, seven
angels having the seven last plagues;
for in them is filled up the wrath of
God.

    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.

***
II Corinthians 5:17

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

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


    (Corporeal changes)
    As human thought changes from one stage to another of conscious pain and painlessness, sorrow and joy, - from fear to hope and from faith to understanding, - the visible manifestation will at last be man governed by Soul, not by material sense. Reflecting God's government, man is self-governed. When subordinate to the divine Spirit, man cannot be controlled by sin or death, thus proving our material theories about laws of health to be valueless.

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 520:30


    (Growth is from Mind)
    Spirit acts through the Science of Mind, never causing man to till the ground, but making him superior to the soil. Knowledge of this lifts man above the sod, above earth and its environments, to conscious spiritual harmony and eternal being.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1-10


    (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.
    (Renewed selfhood)
    Let the "male and female" of God's creating appear. Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be." Such is the true Science of being.


Section 6


Isaiah 65:17-19,24,25

    17 #For, behold, I create new
heavens and a new earth: and the
former shall not be remembered, nor
come into mind.

    18 But be ye glad and rejoice for
ever in that which I create: for,
behold, I create Jerusalem a
rejoicing, and her people a joy.

    19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
and joy in my people: and the voice
of weeping shall be no more heard in
her, nor the voice of crying.

    24 And it shall come to pass, that
before they call, I will answer; and
while they are yet speaking, I will
hear.

    25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed
together, and the lion shall eat
straw like the bullock: and dust
shall be the serpent's meat. They
shall not hurt nor destroy in all my
holy mountain, saith the Lord.

***
Revelation 22:5

    5 And there shall be no night
there; and they need no candle,
neither light of the sun; for the
Lord God giveth them light: and they
shall reign for ever and ever.

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


    (Immaterial pleasure)
    The sinless joy, - the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness without a single bodily pleasure or pain, - constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual. This state of existence is scientific and intact, - a perfection discernible only by those who have the final understanding of Christ in divine Science. Death can never hasten this state of existence, for death must be overcome, not submitted to, before immortality appears.

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."

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.

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.

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

10 1 - Love imparts beauty
10 1 - Birthright of man
10 1 - Scientific man
10 1 - God's man discerned
10 1 - Beatific presence
10 2 - Man reflects God
10 2 - Identity not lost
10 2 - When man is man
10 2 - Man not structural
10 2 - Material body never God's idea
10 3 - Reflection of Spirit
10 3 - Spiritual firmament
10 3 - Man linked with Spirit
10 3 - Material man as a dream
10 3 - The infinitude of God
10 4 - Standpoints changed
10 4 - Watchfulness requisite
10 4 - Standpoint revealed
10 4 - Moral victory
10 4 - Divine study
10 5 - Corporeal changes
10 5 - Servants and masters
10 5 - Growth is from Mind
10 5 - Perfect models
10 5 - Renewed selfhood
10 6 - Immaterial pleasure
10 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
10 6 - Mortal man a mis-creator
10 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
10 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence


September 12,1909

Subject: 11

SUBSTANCE.

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Proverbs 8:5,18

    5 O ye simple, understand wisdom:
and, ye fools, be ye of an
understanding heart.

    18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and
righteousness.


Responsive Reading


Ezekiel 27:2-5,7,10,12,16,17,27,34-36

    2 Now, thou son of man, take up a
lamentation for Tyrus;

    3 And say unto Tyrus, O thou that
art situate at the entry of the sea,
which art a merchant of the people
for many isles, Thus saith the Lord
God; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of
perfect beauty.

    4 Thy borders are in the midst of
the seas, thy builders have perfected
thy beauty.

    5 They have made all thy ship
boards of fir trees of Senir: they
have taken cedars from Lebanon to
make masts for thee.

    7 Fine linen with broidered work
from Egypt was that which thou
spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue
and purple from the isles of Elishah
was that which covered thee.

    10 They of Persia and of Lud and of
Phut were in thine army, thy men of
war: they hanged the shield and
helmet in thee; they set forth thy
comeliness.

    12 Tarshish was thy merchant by
reason of the multitude of all kind
of riches; with silver, iron, tin,
and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

    16 Syria was thy merchant by reason
of the multitude of the wares of thy
making: they occupied in thy fairs
with emeralds, purple, and broidered
work, and fine linen, and coral, and
agate.

    17 Judah, and the land of Israel,
they were thy merchants: they traded
in thy market wheat of Minnith, and
Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.


    27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy
merchandise, thy mariners, and thy
pilots, thy calkers, and the
occupiers of thy merchandise, and all
thy men of war, that are in thee, and
in all thy company which is in the
midst of thee, shall fall into the
midst of the seas in the day of thy
ruin.

    34 In the time when thou shalt be
broken by the seas in the depths of
the waters thy merchandise and all
thy company in the midst of thee
shall fall.

    35 All the inhabitants of the isles
shall be astonished at thee, and
their kings shall be sore afraid,
they shall be troubled in their
countenance.

    36 The merchants among the people
shall hiss at thee; thou shalt be a
terror, and never shalt be any more.


Section 1


Proverbs 8:1,4,18-21,34,35

    1 Doth not wisdom cry? and
understanding put forth her voice?

    4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my
voice is to the sons of man.

    18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and
righteousness.

    19 My fruit is better than gold,
yea, than fine gold; and my revenue
than choice silver.

    20 I lead in the way of
righteousness, in the midst of the
paths of judgment:

    21 That I may cause those that love
me to inherit substance; and I will
fill their treasures.

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

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

***
Psalm 123:1

    1 Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O
thou that dwellest in the heavens.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 508:5


    (Ever-appearing creation)
    The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:20

    (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." 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 468:16-24

(07) Question: What is Substance?
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality.
Topic: Soul


    (Spiritual synonyms)
    Question. - What is substance?
    Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.


Section 2


Matthew 19:16,21-26,29

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

    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.

    22 But when the young man heard
that saying, he went away sorrowful:
for he had great possessions.

    23 #Then said Jesus unto his
disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter
into the kingdom of heaven.

    24 And again I say unto you, It is
easier for a camel to go through the
eye of a needle, than for a rich man
to enter into the kingdom of God.

    25 When his disciples heard it,
they were exceedingly amazed, saying,
Who then can be saved?

    26 But Jesus beheld them, and said
unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things
are possible.

    29 And every one that hath forsaken
houses, or brethren, or sisters, or
father, or mother, or wife, or
children, or lands, for my name's
sake, shall receive an hundredfold,
and shall inherit everlasting life.

***
Proverbs 13:7

    7 There is that maketh himself
rich, yet hath nothing: there is that
maketh himself poor, yet hath great
riches.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:25


    (Erroneous postulates)
    The first erroneous postulate of belief is, that substance, life, and intelligence are something apart from God.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:4-14


    (Matter is not substance)
    If matter, so-called, is substance, then Spirit, matter's unlikeness, must be shadow; and shadow cannot produce 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.
    Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter.

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 - 311:26-31


    (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.


Section 3


Matthew 6:9,10,28-30,34

    9 After this manner therefore pray
ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.

    10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be
done in earth, as it is in heaven.

    28 And why take ye thought for
raiment? Consider the lilies of the
field, how they grow; they toil not,
neither do they spin:

    29 And yet I say unto you, That
even Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these.

    30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the
grass of the field, which to day is,
and to morrow is cast into the oven,
shall he not much more clothe you, O
ye of little faith?

    34 Take therefore no thought for
the morrow: for the morrow shall take
thought for the things of itself.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil
thereof.

***
Proverbs 10:2,3

    2 Treasures of wickedness profit
nothing: but righteousness delivereth
from death.

    3 The Lord will not suffer the soul
of the righteous to famish: but he
casteth away the substance of the
wicked.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 312:1


    (Sense-dreams)
    How true it is that whatever is learned through material sense must be lost because such so-called knowledge is reversed by the spiritual facts of being in Science. That which material sense calls intangible, is found to be substance. What to material sense seems substance, becomes nothingness, as the sense-dream vanishes and reality appears.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 428:8-12,26


    (Vision opening)
    To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true.
    (The present immortality)
    The evidence of man's immortality will become more apparent, as material beliefs are given up and the immortal facts of being are admitted.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 90:8


    (Mind is substance)
    Divest yourself of the thought that there can be substance in matter, and the movements and transitions now possible for mortal mind will be found to be equally possible for the body. Then being will be recognized as spiritual, and death will be obsolete, though now some insist that death is the necessary prelude to immortality.

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.


Section 4


Nehemiah 9:19-25

    19 Yet thou in thy manifold mercies
forsookest them not in the
wilderness: the pillar of the cloud
departed not from them by day, to
lead them in the way; neither the
pillar of fire by night, to shew them
light, and the way wherein they
should go.

    20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit
to instruct them, and withheldest not
thy manna from their mouth, and
gavest them water for their thirst.

    21 Yea, forty years didst thou
sustain them in the wilderness, so
that they lacked nothing; their
clothes waxed not old, and their feet
swelled not.

    22 Moreover thou gavest them
kingdoms and nations, and didst
divide them into corners: so they
possessed the land of Sihon, and the
land of the king of Heshbon, and the
land of Og king of Bashan.

    23 Their children also multipliedst
thou as the stars of heaven, and
broughtest them into the land,
concerning which thou hadst promised
to their fathers, that they should go
in to possess it.

    24 So the children went in and
possessed the land, and thou
subduedst before them the inhabitants
of the land, the Canaanites, and
gavest them into their hands, with
their kings, and the people of the
land, that they might do with them as
they would.

    25 And they took strong cities, and
a fat land, and possessed houses full
of all goods, wells digged,
vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit
trees in abundance: so they did eat,
and were filled, and became fat, and
delighted themselves in thy great
goodness.

***
Luke 12:22,31

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

    31 #But rather seek ye the kingdom
of God; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:2,11


    (False claims annihilated) Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from the material world and be separate. They must renounce aggression, oppression and the pride of power. Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow, must be their queen of life.
    (Treasure in heaven)
    They must not only seek, but strive, to enter the narrow path of Life, for "wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat." Man walks in the direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure is, there will his heart be also. If our hopes and affections are spiritual, they come from above, not from beneath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.

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


    (The doom of sin)
    Sensual treasures are laid up "where moth and rust doth corrupt." Mortality is their doom. Sin breaks in upon them, and carries off their fleeting joys. The sensualist's affections are as imaginary, whimsical, and unreal as his pleasures. Falsehood, envy, hypocrisy, malice, hate, revenge, and so forth, steal away the treasures of Truth. Stripped of its coverings, what a mocking spectacle is sin!
    (Spirit transforms)
    The substance of all devotion is the reflection and demonstration of divine Love, healing sickness and destroying sin. Our Master said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29-6


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


Section 5


Mark 6:45-51

    45 And straightway he constrained
his disciples to get into the ship,
and to go to the other side before
unto Bethsaida, while he sent away
the people.

    46 And when he had sent them away,
he departed into a mountain to pray.

    47 And when even was come, the ship
was in the midst of the sea, and he
alone on the land.

    48 And he saw them toiling in
rowing; for the wind was contrary
unto them: and about the fourth watch
of the night he cometh unto them,
walking upon the sea, and would have
passed by them.

    49 But when they saw him walking
upon the sea, they supposed it had
been a spirit, and cried out:

    50 For they all saw him, and were
troubled. And immediately he talked
with them, and saith unto them, Be of
good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

    51 And he went up unto them into
the ship; and the wind ceased: and
they were sore amazed in themselves
beyond measure, and wondered.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 369:5


    (Man's entity)
    In proportion as matter loses to human sense all entity as man, in that proportion does man become its master. He enters into a diviner sense of the facts, and comprehends the theology of Jesus as demonstrated in healing the sick, raising the dead, and walking over the wave. All these deeds manifested Jesus' control over the belief that matter is substance, that it can be the arbiter of life or the constructor of any form of existence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 329:7


    (Imitation of Jesus)
    Because you cannot walk on the water and raise the dead, you have no right to question the great might of divine Science in these directions. Be thankful that Jesus, who was the true demonstrator of Science, did these things, and left his example for us. In Science we can use only what we understand. We must prove our faith by demonstration.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 326:3

    (Loving God supremely)
    If we wish to follow Christ, Truth, it must be in the way of God's appointing. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." He, who would reach the source and find the divine remedy for every ill, must not try to climb the hill of Science by some other road. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:20-29(to 2nd .)


    (God-given dominion)
    If we follow the command of our Master, "Take no thought for your life," we shall never depend on bodily conditions, structure, or economy, but we shall be masters of the body, dictate its terms, and form and control it with Truth.
    (Priestly pride humbled)
    There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. The humble Nazarene overthrew the supposition that sin, sickness, and death have power. He proved them powerless.


Section 6


Isaiah 33:5,6,20,21

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

    6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be
the stability of thy times, and
strength of salvation: the fear of
the Lord is his treasure.

    20 Look upon Zion, the city of our
solemnities: thine eyes shall see
Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a
tabernacle that shall not be taken
down; not one of the stakes thereof
shall ever be removed, neither shall
any of the cords thereof be broken.

    21 But there the glorious Lord will
be unto us a place of broad rivers
and streams; wherein shall go no
galley with oars, neither shall
gallant ship pass thereby.
Isaiah 60:18-21

    18 Violence shall no more be heard
in thy land, wasting nor destruction
within thy borders; but thou shalt
call thy walls Salvation, and thy
gates Praise.

    19 The sun shall be no more thy
light by day; neither for brightness
shall the moon give light unto thee:
but the Lord shall be unto thee an
everlasting light, and thy God thy
glory.

    20 Thy sun shall no more go down;
neither shall thy moon withdraw
itself: for the Lord shall be thine
everlasting light, and the days of
thy mourning shall be ended.

    21 Thy people also shall be all
righteous: they shall inherit the
land for ever, the branch of my
planting, the work of my hands, that
I may be glorified.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 278:32


    (Substance is Spirit)
    Which ought to be substance to us, - the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal? A New Testament writer plainly describes faith, a quality of mind, as "the substance of things hoped for."

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:14-19

    (Definition of man)
    Continuing our definition of man, let us remember that harmonious and immortal man has existed forever, and is always beyond and above the mortal illusion of any life, substance, and intelligence as existent in matter. This statement is based on fact, not fable.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 209:16-30


    (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.
    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.

Subheadings in this lesson

11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - Ever-appearing creation
11 1 - Divine nature appearing
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 2 - Erroneous postulates
11 2 - Substance spiritual
11 2 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Spiritual reflection
11 2 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Sense-dreams
11 3 - Vision opening
11 3 - The present immortality
11 3 - Mind is substance
11 3 - Man's genuine being
11 4 - False claims annihilated
11 4 - Treasure in heaven
11 4 - The doom of sin
11 4 - Spirit transforms
11 4 - Spiritual concord
11 4 - Ascendency of good
11 5 - Man's entity
11 5 - Imitation of Jesus
11 5 - Loving God supremely
11 5 - God-given dominion
11 5 - Priestly pride humbled
11 6 - Substance is Spirit
11 6 - Inverted images and ideas
11 6 - Definition of man
11 6 - Spiritual translation


September 19,1909

Subject: 12

MATTER.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

Jeremiah 8:19

    19 Behold the voice of the cry of
the daughter of my people because of
them that dwell in a far country: Is
not the Lord in Zion? is not her king
in her? Why have they provoked me to
anger with their graven images, and
with strange vanities?


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 5:1,2,20-26,29,31

    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.

    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.

    24 Neither say they in their heart,
Let us now fear the Lord our God,
that giveth rain, both the former and
the latter, in his season: he
reserveth unto us the appointed weeks
of the harvest.

    25 #Your iniquities have turned
away these things, and your sins have
withholden good things from you.

    26 For among my people are found
wicked men: they lay wait, as he that
setteth snares; they set a trap, they
catch men.

    29 Shall I not visit for these
things? saith the Lord: shall not my
soul be avenged on such a nation as
this?

    31 The prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests bear rule by their
means; and my people love to have it
so: and what will ye do in the end
thereof?


Section 1


Jeremiah 16:20

    20 Shall a man make gods unto
himself, and they are no gods?

***
Job 35:13

    13 Surely God will not hear vanity,
neither will the Almighty regard it.

***
Isaiah 51:15,16

    15 But I am the Lord thy God, that
divided the sea, whose waves roared:
The Lord of hosts is his name.

    16 And I have put my words in thy
mouth, and I have covered thee in the
shadow of mine hand, that I may plant
the heavens, and lay the foundations
of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou
art my people.

***
Malachi 1:11

    11 For from the rising of the sun
even unto the going down of the same
my name shall be great among the
Gentiles; and in every place incense
shall be offered unto my name, and a
pure offering: for my name shall be
great among the heathen, saith the
Lord of hosts.

***
Psalm 46:10

    10 Be still, and know that I am
God: I will be exalted among the
heathen, I will be exalted in the
earth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 268:1-9


    (Materialistic challenge)
    In the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders. With like activity have thought's swift pinions been rising towards the realm of the real, to the spiritual cause of those lower things which give impulse to inquiry. Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:5

    (Rejected theories)
    Matter and Mind are opposites. One is contrary to the other in its very nature and essence; hence both cannot be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only by understanding that there is but one power, - not two powers, matter and Mind, - are scientific and logical conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; ;and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:31-10

    (Like evolving like)
    Intelligence never produces non-intelligence; but matter is ever non-intelligent and therefore cannot spring from intelligence. To all that is unlike unerring and eternal Mind, this Mind saith, "Thou shalt surely die;" and elsewhere the Scripture says that dust returns to dust. The non-intelligent relapses into its own unreality. Matter never produces mind. The immortal never produces the mortal. Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal.
    Their opposites, evil and matter, are mortal error, and error has no creator.


Section 2


Psalm 83:1,18

    1 Keep not thou silence, O God:
hold not thy peace, and be not still,
O God.

    18 That men may know that thou,
whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the
most high over all the earth.

***
Mark 12:13-17

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

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

    15 Shall we give, or shall we not
give? But he, knowing their
hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt
ye me? bring me a penny, that I may
see it.

    16 And they brought it. And he
saith unto them, Whose is this image
and superscription? And they said
unto him, Caesar's.

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

***
Matthew 6:24

    24 #No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and
love the other; or else he will hold
to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:25


    (Impossible partnership)
    The conventional firm, called matter and mind, God never formed. Science and understanding, governed by the unerring and eternal Mind, destroy the imaginary copartnership, matter and mind, formed only to be destroyed in a manner and at a period as yet unknown. This suppositional partnership is already obsolete, for matter, examined in the light of divine metaphysics, disappears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3

    (Confusion confounded)
    From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have resulted from the philosophy of the serpent. Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 492:29

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


    (Victory for Truth)
    The conservative theory, long believed, is that there are two factors, matter and mind, uniting on some impossible basis. This theory would keep truth and error always at war. Victory would perch on neither banner. On the other hand, Christian Science speedily shows Truth to be triumphant. To corporeal sense, the sun appears to rise and set, and the earth to stand still; but astronomical science contradicts this, and explains the solar system as working on a different plan. All the evidence of physical sense and all the knowledge obtained from physical sense must yield to Science, to the immortal truth of all things.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 78:24


    (Spirit intangible)
    God is not in the medley where matter cares for matter, where spiritism makes many gods, and hypnotism and electricity are claimed to be the agents of God's government.


Section 3


Proverbs 28:10

    10 Whoso causeth the righteous to
go astray in an evil way, he shall
fall himself into his own pit: but
the upright shall have good things in
possession.

***
Jeremiah 30:3

    3 For, lo, the days come, saith the
Lord, that I will bring again the
captivity of my people Israel and
Judah, saith the Lord: and I will
cause them to return to the land that
I gave to their fathers, and they
shall possess it.
Jeremiah 50:6

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

***
Colossians 2:18,19

    18 Let no man beguile you of your
reward in a voluntary humility and
worshipping of angels, intruding into
those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,


    19 And not holding the Head, from
which all the body by joints and
bands having nourishment ministered,
and knit together, increaseth with
the increase of God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 347:26-31


    (Essential element of Christianity)
    The dream that matter and error are something must yield to reason and revelation. Then mortals will behold the nothingness of sickness and sin, and sin and sickness will disappear from consciousness. The harmonious will appear real, and the inharmonious unreal.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:27-29


    (False claims annihilated)
    Who, that has felt the perilous beliefs in life, substance, and intelligence separated from God, can say that there is no error of belief?

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 485:7-10

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


    (Error only ephemeral)
    If the unimportant and evil appear, only soon to disappear because of their uselessness or their iniquity, then these ephemeral views of error ought to be obliterated by Truth.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:19


    (Superstition obsolete)
    We must give up the spectral at all points. We must not continue to admit the somethingness of superstition, but we must yield up all belief in it and be wise. When we learn that error is not real, we shall be ready for progress, "forgetting those things which are behind."


Section 4


Jeremiah 8:15

    15 We looked for peace, but no good
came; and for a time of health, and
behold trouble!

***
Psalm 30:1,2

    1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for
thou hast lifted me up, and hast not
made my foes to rejoice over me.

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

***
Luke 8:43-48

    43 #And a woman having an issue of
blood twelve years, which had spent
all her living upon physicians,
neither could be healed of any,

    44 Came behind him, and touched the
border of his garment: and
immediately her issue of blood
stanched.

    45 And Jesus said, Who touched me?
When all denied, Peter and they that
were with him said, Master, the
multitude throng thee and press thee,
and sayest thou, Who touched me?

    46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath
touched me: for I perceive that
virtue is gone out of me.

    47 And when the woman saw that she
was not hid, she came trembling, and
falling down before him, she declared
unto him before all the people for
what cause she had touched him, and
how she was healed immediately.

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:1-2


    (God the Principle of all)
    Matter and its claims of sin, sickness, and death are contrary to God, and cannot emanate from Him.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:15


    (Health and the senses)
    Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health. The Science of Mind-healing shows it to be impossible for aught but Mind to testify truly or to exhibit the real status of man. Therefore the divine Principle of Science, reversing the testimony of the physical senses, reveals man as harmoniously existent in Truth, which is the only basis of health; and thus Science denies all disease, heals the sick, overthrows false evidence, and refutes materialistic logic.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 425:23

    (The lungs reformed)
    Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered. Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form you anew. You will never fear again except to offend God, and you will never believe that heart or any portion of the body can destroy you.


Section 5


Psalm 38:6

    6 I am troubled; I am bowed down
greatly; I go mourning all the day
long.
Psalm 40:1,3

    1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
and he inclined unto me, and heard my
cry.

    3 And he hath put a new song in my
mouth, even praise unto our God: many
shall see it, and fear, and shall
trust in the Lord.

***
Colossians 3:2,9,10

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

    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:

***
Philipians 4:7

    7 And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep
your hearts and minds through Christ
Jesus.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:17


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    Mistaking his origin and nature, man believes himself to be combined matter and Spirit. He believes that Spirit is sifted through matter, carried on a nerve, exposed to ejection by the operation of matter. The intellectual, the moral, the spiritual, - yea, the image of infinite Mind, - subject to non-intelligence!

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 172:15

    (Degrees of development)
    If man was first a material being, he must have passed through all the forms of matter in order to become man. If the material body is man, he is a portion of matter, or dust. On the contrary, man is the image and likeness of Spirit; and the belief that there is Soul in sense or Life in matter obtains in mortals, alias mortal mind, to which the apostle refers when he says that we must "put off the old man."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 126:2


    (Mortal nothingness) Error will be no longer used in stating truth. The problem of nothingness, or "dust to dust," will be solved, and mortal mind will be without form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds himself God's reflection, even as man sees his reflection in a glass.


Section 6


John 20:1,2,11,15-19,24-29

    1 The first day of the week cometh
Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet
dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth
the stone taken away from the
sepulchre.

    2 Then she runneth, and cometh to
Simon Peter, and to the other
disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith
unto them, They have taken away the
Lord out of the sepulchre, and we
know not where they have laid him.

    11 #But Mary stood without at the
sepulchre weeping: and as she wept,
she stooped down, and looked into the
sepulchre,

    15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why
weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She,
supposing him to be the gardener,
saith unto him, Sir, if thou have
borne him hence, tell me where thou
hast laid him, and I will take him
away.

    16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She
turned herself, and saith unto him,
Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

    17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me
not; for I am not yet ascended to my
Father: but go to my brethren, and
say unto them, I ascend unto my
Father, and your Father; and to my
God, and your God.

    18 Mary Magdalene came and told the
disciples that she had seen the Lord,
and that he had spoken these things
unto her.

    19 #Then the same day at evening,
being the first day of the week, when
the doors were shut where the
disciples were assembled for fear of
the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the
midst, and saith unto them, Peace be
unto you.

    24 #But Thomas, one of the twelve,
called Didymus, was not with them when
Jesus came.

    25 The other disciples therefore
said unto him, We have seen the Lord.
But he said unto them, Except I shall
see in his hands the print of the
nails, and put my finger into the
print of the nails, and thrust my
hand into his side, I will not
believe.

    26 #And after eight days again his
disciples were within, and Thomas with
them: then came Jesus, the doors
being shut, and stood in the midst,
and said, Peace be unto you.

    27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach
hither thy finger, and behold my
hands; and reach hither thy hand, and
thrust it into my side: and be not
faithless, but believing.

    28 And Thomas answered and said
unto him, My Lord and my God.

    29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas,
because thou hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they that have
not seen, and yet have believed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 317:16-4


    (The cup of Jesus)
    The individuality of man is no less tangible because it is spiritual and because his life is not at the mercy of matter. The understanding of his spiritual individuality makes man more real, more formidable in truth, and enables him to conquer sin, disease, and death. Our Lord and Master presented himself to his disciples after his resurrection from the grave, as the self-same Jesus whom they had loved before the tragedy on Calvary.
    (Material skepticism)
    To the materialistic Thomas, looking for the ideal Saviour in matter instead of in Spirit and to the testimony of the material senses and the body, more than to Soul, for an earnest of immortality, - to him Jesus furnished the proof that he was unchanged by the crucifixion. To this dull and doubting disciple Jesus remained a fleshly reality, so long as the Master remained an inhabitant of the earth. Nothing but a display of matter could make existence real to Thomas. For him to believe in matter was no task, but for him to conceive of the substantiality of Spirit - to know that nothing can efface Mind and immortality, in which Spirit reigns - was more difficult.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:15-25


    (Death outdone)
    The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God's power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, - evidence so important to mortals. The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness. Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 45:28

    (After the resurrection) The reappearing of Jesus was not the return of a spirit. He presented the same body that he had before his crucifixion, and so glorified the supremacy of Mind over matter.

Subheadings in this lesson

12 1 - Materialistic challenge
12 1 - Rejected theories
12 1 - Like evolving like
12 2 - Impossible partnership
12 2 - Confusion confounded
12 2 - Victory for Truth
12 2 - Spirit intangible
12 3 - Essential element of Christianity
12 3 - False claims annihilated
12 3 - Error only ephemeral
12 3 - Superstition obsolete
12 4 - God the Principle of all
12 4 - Health and the senses
12 4 - Coping with difficulties
12 4 - The lungs reformed
12 5 - Matter versus Spirit
12 5 - Degrees of development
12 5 - Mythical pleasure
12 5 - Mortal nothingness
12 6 - The cup of Jesus
12 6 - Material skepticism
12 6 - Death outdone
12 6 - After the resurrection


September 26,1909

Subject: 13

REALITY.

ooo2



-- Golden Text --

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.


Responsive Reading


John 6:33,58-69

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

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

    59 These things said he in the
synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.


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

    61 When Jesus knew in himself that
his disciples murmured at it, he said
unto them, Doth this offend you?

    62 What and if ye shall see the Son
of man ascend up where he was before?


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

    64 But there are some of you that
believe not. For Jesus knew from the
beginning who they were that believed
not, and who should betray him.

    65 And he said, Therefore said I
unto you, that no man can come unto
me, except it were given unto him of
my Father.

    66 #From that time many of his
disciples went back, and walked no
more with him.

    67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve,
Will ye also go away?

    68 Then Simon Peter answered him,
Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast
the words of eternal life.

    69 And we believe and are sure that
thou art that Christ, the Son of the
living God.


Section 1


Job 8:20

    20 Behold, God will not cast away a
perfect man, neither will he help the
evil doers:

***
Luke 6:40

    40 The disciple is not above his
master: but every one that is perfect
shall be as his master.

***
Romans 12:2

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

***
I Corinthians 13:9,10

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

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

***
Hebrews 4:14

    14 Seeing then that we have a great
high priest, that is passed into the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us
hold fast our profession.
Hebrews 5:9

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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:16-19


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:8-10


    (Perfection gained slowly)
    In the midst of imperfection, perfection is seen and acknowledged only by degrees. The ages must slowly work up to perfection.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:9


    (Excuses for ignorance)
    It is unwise to doubt if reality is in perfect harmony with God, divine Principle, - if Science, when understood and demonstrated, will destroy all discord, - since you admit that God is omnipotent; ;for from this premise it follows that good and its sweet concords have all-power.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:28


    (Cure of insanity)
    Remember that man's perfection is real and unimpeachable, whereas imperfection is blameworthy, unreal, and is not brought about by divine Love.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:16,24

  (- 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.
    (-27- True idea of man)
    Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 555:23-27,32


    (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. Truth fosters the idea of Truth, and not the belief in illusion or error. That which is real, is sustained by Spirit.


Section 2


Numbers 24:10,12,13

    10 #And Balak's anger was kindled
against Balaam, and he smote his
hands together: and Balak said unto
Balaam, I called thee to curse mine
enemies, and, behold, thou hast
altogether blessed them these three
times.

    12 And Balaam said unto Balak,
Spake I not also to thy messengers
which thou sentest unto me, saying,

    13 If Balak would give me his house
full of silver and gold, I cannot go
beyond the commandment of the Lord,
to do either good or bad of mine own
mind; but what the Lord saith, that
will I speak?

***
Micah 6:5,9

    5 O my people, remember now what
Balak king of Moab consulted, and
what Balaam the son of Beor answered
him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye
may know the righteousness of the
Lord.

    9 The Lord's voice crieth unto the
city, and the man of wisdom shall see
thy name: hear ye the rod, and who
hath appointed it.

***
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.

***
I Corinthians 1:10

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 331:11(begin The ScripturChapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]

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


    (-5- Allness of Spirit) 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.

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:27-31


    (One primal cause)
    The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of man and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth. Spiritual facts are not inverted; the opposite discord, which bears no resemblance to spirituality, is not real.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:11

(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? The standard of perfection was originally God and man. Has God taken down His own standard, and has man fallen?

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 - 275:10-12,20

    (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.
    (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 3


Job 6:15,17,18

    15 My brethren have dealt
deceitfully as a brook, and as the
stream of brooks they pass away;

    17 What time they wax warm, they
vanish: when it is hot, they are
consumed out of their place.

    18 The paths of their way are
turned aside; they go to nothing, and
perish.
Job 8:9

    9 (For we are but of yesterday, and
know nothing, because our days upon
earth are a shadow:)

***
Isaiah 1:3,4

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

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

***
I Corinthians 1:21-24

    21 For after that in the wisdom of
God the world by wisdom knew not God,
it pleased God by the foolishness of
preaching to save them that believe.

    22 For the Jews require a sign, and
the Greeks seek after wisdom:

    23 But we preach Christ crucified,
unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and
unto the Greeks foolishness;

    24 But unto them which are called,
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power
of God, and the wisdom of God.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 352:5


    (Spirit the tangible)
    Our Master declared that his material body was not spirit, evidently considering it a mortal and material belief of flesh and bones, whereas the Jews took a diametrically opposite view. To Jesus, not materiality, but spirituality, was the reality of man's existence, while to the rabbis the spiritual was the intangible and uncertain, if not the unreal.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 353:1

    (The real and the unreal)
    The Christianly scientific real is the sensuous unreal. Sin, disease, whatever seems real to material sense, is unreal in divine Science. The physical senses and Science have ever been antagonistic, and they will so continue, till the testimony of the physical senses yields entirely to Christian Science.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:27


    (Immortal man)
    This carnal material mentality, misnamed mind, is mortal. Therefore man would be annihilated, were it not for the spiritual real man's indissoluble connection with his God, which Jesus brought to light. In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 335:27

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

    (-20- The one divine Mind) Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal. Nothing unspiritual can be real, harmonious, or eternal. Sin, sickness, and mortality are the suppositional antipodes of Spirit, and must be contradictions of reality.


Section 4


Job 6:24,25,28,30

    24 Teach me, and I will hold my
tongue: and cause me to understand
wherein I have erred.

    25 How forcible are right words!
but what doth your arguing reprove?

    28 Now therefore be content, look
upon me; for it is evident unto you
if I lie.

    30 Is there iniquity in my tongue?
cannot my taste discern perverse
things?

***
Malachi 3:16,18

    16 #Then they that feared the Lord
spake often one to another: and the
Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a
book of remembrance was written
before him for them that feared the
Lord, and that thought upon his name.


    18 Then shall ye return, and
discern between the righteous and the
wicked, between him that serveth God
and him that serveth him not.

***
Luke 12:56,57

    56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern
the face of the sky and of the earth;
but how is it that ye do not discern
this time?

    57 Yea, and why even of yourselves
judge ye not what is right?

***
Hebrews 4:12

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:20-22


    (Understanding imparted)
    Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good. Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 83:25-32


    (Conflicting standpoints)
    There is mortal mind-reading and immortal Mind-reading. The latter is a revelation of divine purpose through spiritual understanding, by which man gains the divine Principle and explanation of all things. Mortal mind-reading and immortal Mind-reading are distinctly opposite standpoints, from which cause and effect are interpreted. The act of reading mortal mind investigates and touches only human beliefs.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:13-22

    (Spiritual insight)
    The greater or lesser ability of a Christian Scientist to discern thought scientifically, depends upon his genuine spirituality. This kind of mind-reading is not clairvoyance, but it is important to success in healing, and is one of the special characteristics thereof.
    (Christ's reappearance)
    We welcome the increase of knowledge and the end of error, because even human invention must have its day, and we want that day to be succeeded by Christian Science, by divine reality.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:4


    (Spiritual gateway) 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:3-9


    (Identity not lost)
    The material body and mind are temporal, but the real man is spiritual and eternal. The identity of the real man is not lost, but found through this explanation; for the conscious infinitude of existence and of all identity is thereby discerned and remains unchanged. It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his.


Section 5


I Samuel 17:45,47

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

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

***
II Chronicles 14:11

    11 And Asa cried unto the Lord his
God, and said, Lord, it is nothing
with thee to help, whether with many,
or with them that have no power: help
us, O Lord our God; for we rest on
thee, and in thy name we go against
this multitude. O Lord, thou art our
God; let not man prevail against
thee.

***
Romans 8:26-28,31

    26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth
our infirmities: for we know not what
we should pray for as we ought: but
the Spirit itself maketh intercession
for us with groanings which cannot be
uttered.

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

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

    31 What shall we then say to these
things? If God be for us, who can be
against us?

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 228:14


    (God-given dominion) Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 92:25


    (Opposing power)
    We should blush to call that real which is only a mistake. The foundation of evil is laid on a belief in something besides God. This belief tends to support two opposite powers, instead of urging the claims of Truth alone. The mistake of thinking that error can be real, when it is merely the absence of truth, leads to belief in the superiority of error.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 130:32


    (All evil unnatural)
    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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 151:20

    (Man governed by Mind)
    Every function of the real man is governed by the divine Mind. The human mind has no power to kill or to cure, and it has no control over God's man. The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness. The human mind is opposed to God and must be put off, as St. Paul declares. 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 4:14,33-35

    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.

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

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

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

***
Romans 7:25

    25 I thank God through Jesus Christ
our Lord. So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of God; but with
the flesh the law of sin.

***
I Corinthians 15:25,26,28

    25 For he must reign, till he hath
put all enemies under his feet.

    26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.

    28 And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall the Son
also himself be subject unto him that
put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.

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


    (Scientific evidence)
    Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea. This great fact is not, however, seen to be supported by sensible evidence, until its divine Principle is demonstrated by healing the sick and thus proved absolute and divine. This proof once seen, no other conclusion can be reached.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:18

(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?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 318:16


    (Sickness as discord)
    Is the sick man sinful above all others? No! but so far as he is discordant, he is not the image of God. Weary of their material beliefs, from which comes so much suffering, invalids grow more spiritual, as the error - or belief that life is in matter - yields to the reality of spiritual Life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:5-8

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


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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 480:29

(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


    (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! 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.

Subheadings in this lesson

13 1 - Superstition obsolete
13 1 - Perfection gained slowly
13 1 - Excuses for ignorance
13 1 - Cure of insanity
13 1 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
13 1 - -27- True idea of man
13 1 - The origin of divinity
13 2 - -5- Allness of Spirit
13 2 - God and His image
13 2 - One primal cause
13 2 - The divine standard of perfection
13 2 - Material error
13 2 - Divine synonyms
13 2 - The divine completeness
13 3 - Spirit the tangible
13 3 - The real and the unreal
13 3 - Reason and Science
13 3 - Immortal man
13 3 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 4 - Understanding imparted
13 4 - Conflicting standpoints
13 4 - Spiritual insight
13 4 - Christ's reappearance
13 4 - Spiritual gateway
13 4 - Identity not lost
13 5 - God-given dominion
13 5 - Opposing power
13 5 - All evil unnatural
13 5 - Man governed by Mind
13 6 - Scientific evidence
13 6 - Divine fulfilment
13 6 - Sickness as discord
13 6 - God's law destroys evil
13 6 - Vapor and nothingness


October 3,1909

Subject: 14

UNREALITY.

oo2o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 38:17

    17 Behold, for peace I had great
bitterness: but thou hast in love to
my soul delivered it from the pit of
corruption: for thou hast cast all my
sins behind thy back.


Responsive Reading


Obadiah 1:3,4,6-15,17,21

    3 #The pride of thine heart hath
deceived thee, thou that dwellest in
the clefts of the rock, whose
habitation is high; that saith in his
heart, Who shall bring me down to the
ground?

    4 Though thou exalt thyself as the
eagle, and though thou set thy nest
among the stars, thence will I bring
thee down, saith the Lord.

    6 How are the things of Esau
searched out! how are his hidden
things sought up!

    7 All the men of thy confederacy
have brought thee even to the border:
the men that were at peace with thee
have deceived thee, and prevailed
against thee; they that eat thy bread
have laid a wound under thee: there
is none understanding in him.

    8 Shall I not in that day, saith
the Lord, even destroy the wise men
out of Edom, and understanding out of
the mount of Esau?

    9 And thy mighty men, O Teman,
shall be dismayed, to the end that
every one of the mount of Esau may be
cut off by slaughter.

    10 #For thy violence against thy
brother Jacob shame shall cover thee,
and thou shalt be cut off for ever.

    11 In the day that thou stoodest on
the other side, in the day that the
strangers carried away captive his
forces, and foreigners entered into
his gates, and cast lots upon
Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of
them.

    12 But thou shouldest not have
looked on the day of thy brother in
the day that he became a stranger;
neither shouldest thou have rejoiced
over the children of Judah in the day
of their destruction; neither
shouldest thou have spoken proudly in
the day of distress.

    13 Thou shouldest not have entered
into the gate of my people in the day
of their calamity; yea, thou
shouldest not have looked on their
affliction in the day of their
calamity, nor have laid hands on
their substance in the day of their
calamity;

    14 Neither shouldest thou have
stood in the crossway, to cut off
those of his that did escape; neither
shouldest thou have delivered up
those of his that did remain in the
day of distress.

    15 For the day of the Lord is near
upon all the heathen: as thou hast
done, it shall be done unto thee: thy
reward shall return upon thine own
head.

    17 #But upon mount Zion shall be
deliverance, and there shall be
holiness; and the house of Jacob
shall possess their possessions.

    21 And saviours shall come up on
mount Zion to judge the mount of
Esau; and the kingdom shall be the
Lord's.


Section 1


Daniel 2:20,22

    20 Daniel answered and said,
Blessed be the name of God for ever
and ever: for wisdom and might are
his:

    22 He revealeth the deep and secret
things: he knoweth what is in the
darkness, and the light dwelleth with
him.

***
I Corinthians 3:6,11-15

    6 I have planted, Apollos watered;
but God gave the increase.

    11 For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus
Christ.

    12 Now if any man build upon this
foundation gold, silver, precious
stones, wood, hay, stubble;

    13 Every man's work shall be made
manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by
fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is.

    14 If any man's work abide which he
hath built thereupon, he shall
receive a reward.

    15 If any man's work shall be
burned, he shall suffer loss: but he
himself shall be saved; yet so as by
fire.
I Corinthians 4:5

    5 Therefore judge nothing before
the time, until the Lord come, who
both will bring to light the hidden
things of darkness, and will make
manifest the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every man have praise
of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:32(begin The statement)


    (Error unveiled) The statement that Truth is real necessarily includes the correlated statement, that error, Truth's unlikeness, is unreal.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 472:24(begin All reality)-6

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


    (Unrealities that seem real) All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief, until God strips off their disguise. They are not true, because they are not of God. We learn in Christian Science that all inharmony of mortal mind or body is illusion, possessing neither reality nor identity though seeming to be real and identical.
    (Christ the ideal Truth)
    The Science of Mind disposes of all evil. Truth, God, is not the father of error. Sin, sickness, and death are to be classified as effects of error.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 474:16-18,26-32

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

    (Divine fulfilment)
    If sin, sickness, and death are as real as Life, Truth, and Love, then they must all be from the same source; God must be their author.
    (Truth destroys falsity)
    If evil is real, Truth must make it so; but error, not Truth, is the author of the unreal, and the unreal vanishes, while all that is real is eternal. The apostle says that the mission of Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil." Truth destroys falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 298:19-20


    (Truth's witness) When the real is attained, which is announced by Science, joy is no longer a trembler, nor is hope a cheat.


Section 2


Psalm 29:11

    11 The Lord will give strength unto
his people; the Lord will bless his
people with peace.
Psalm 55:18,22

    18 He hath delivered my soul in
peace from the battle that was
against me: for there were many with
me.

    22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee: he shall
never suffer the righteous to be
moved.

***
Hebrews 12:11-13

    11 Now no chastening for the
present seemeth to be joyous, but
grievous: nevertheless afterward it
yieldeth the peaceable fruit of
righteousness unto them which are
exercised thereby.

    12 Wherefore lift up the hands
which hang down, and the feeble
knees;

    13 And make straight paths for your
feet, lest that which is lame be
turned out of the way; but let it
rather be healed.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:1-7


    (The dragon as a type)
    Human sense may well marvel at discord, while, to a diviner sense, harmony is the real and discord the unreal. We may well be astonished at sin, sickness, and death. We may well be perplexed at human fear; and still more astounded at hatred, which lifts its hydra head, showing its horns in the many inventions of evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:12,25


    (Universal brotherhood)
    The realization that all inharmony is unreal brings objects and thoughts into human view in their true light, and presents them as beautiful and immortal. Harmony in man is as real and immortal as in music. Discord is unreal and mortal.
    (Perfection requisite)
    Material beliefs and spiritual understanding never mingle. The latter destroys the former. Discord is the nothingness named error. Harmony is the somethingness named Truth.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 414:21-25


    (Cure of insanity)
    The Scripture declares, "The Lord He is God [good]; there is none else beside Him." Even so, harmony is universal, and discord is unreal. Christian Science declares that Mind is substance, also that matter neither feels, suffers, nor enjoys.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:15


    (Arena of contest)
    The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.


Section 3


Ezekiel 34:2,4

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

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

***
Jeremiah 6:13,14,16,19

    13 For from the least of them even
unto the greatest of them every one is
given to covetousness; and from the
prophet even unto the priest every
one dealeth falsely.

    14 They have healed also the hurt
of the daughter of my people
slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when
there is no peace.

    16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in
the ways, and see, and ask for the
old paths, where is the good way, and
walk therein, and ye shall find rest
for your souls. But they said, We
will not walk therein.

    19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will
bring evil upon this people, even the
fruit of their thoughts, because they
have not hearkened unto my words, nor
to my law, but rejected it.
Jeremiah 17:13,14

    13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, all
that forsake thee shall be ashamed,
and they that depart from me shall be
written in the earth, because they
have forsaken the Lord, the fountain
of living waters.

    14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be
healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.

***
James 5:16

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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 417:20


    (Disease to be made unreal)
    To the Christian Science healer, sickness is a dream from which the patient needs to be awakened. Disease should not appear real to the physician, since it is demonstrable that the way to cure the patient is to make disease unreal to him. To do this, the physician must understand the unreality of disease in Science.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 460:14


    (Mischievous imagination)
    Sickness is neither imaginary nor unreal, - that is, to the frightened, false sense of the patient. Sickness is more than fancy; it is solid conviction. It is therefore to be dealt with through right apprehension of the truth of being. If Christian healing is abused by mere smatterers in Science, it becomes a tedious mischief-maker. Instead of scientifically effecting a cure, it starts a petty crossfire over every cripple and invalid, buffeting them with the superficial and cold assertion, "Nothing ails you."

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 120:7


    (Reversal of testimony)
    Science reverses the false testimony of the physical senses, and by this reversal mortals arrive at the fundamental facts of being. Then the question inevitably arises: Is a man sick if the material senses indicate that he is in good health? No! for matter can make no conditions for man. And is he well if the senses say he is sick? Yes, he is well in Science in which health is normal and disease is abnormal.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 76:18


    (Real Life is God)
    Suffering, sinning, dying beliefs are unreal. When divine Science is universally understood, they will have no power over man, for man is immortal and lives by divine authority.


Section 4


Isaiah 3:10,11

    10 Say ye to the righteous, that it
shall be well with him: for they
shall eat the fruit of their doings.

    11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be
ill with him: for the reward of his
hands shall be given him.

***
Psalm 37:7-10,27,34-36

    7 Rest in the Lord, and wait
patiently for him: fret not thyself
because of him who prospereth in his
way, because of the man who bringeth
wicked devices to pass.

    8 Cease from anger, and forsake
wrath: fret not thyself in any wise
to do evil.

    9 For evildoers shall be cut off:
but those that wait upon the Lord,
they shall inherit the earth.

    10 For yet a little while, and the
wicked shall not be; yea, thou shalt
diligently consider his place, and it
shall not be.

    27 Depart from evil, and do good;
and dwell for evermore.

    34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his
way, and he shall exalt thee to
inherit the land: when the wicked are
cut off, thou shalt see it.

    35 I have seen the wicked in great
power, and spreading himself like a
green bay tree.

    36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he
was not: yea, I sought him, but he
could not be found.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:9


    (Subordination of evil)
    We must learn that evil is the awful deception and unreality of existence. Evil is not supreme; good is not helpless; nor are the so-called laws of matter primary, and the law of Spirit secondary. Without this lesson, we lose sight of the perfect Father, or the divine Principle of man.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:32-9


    (God's allness learned)
    The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, - Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, - contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.
    Thus it was that I beheld, as never before, the awful unreality called evil.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 451:19-26


    (Obligations of teachers)
    Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher of the Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will is not Christian Science, and he must recognize this in order to defend himself from the influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the nature and methods of error of every sort, especially any subtle degree of evil, deceived and deceiving.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 186:11-20


    (Evil negative and self-destructive)
    Evil is a negation, because it is the absence of truth. It is nothing, because it is the absence of something. It is unreal, because it presupposes the absence of God, the omnipotent and omnipresent. Every mortal must learn that there is neither power nor reality in evil.
    Evil is self-assertive. It says: "I am a real entity, overmastering good." This falsehood should strip evil of all pretensions. The only power of evil is to destroy itself. It can never destroy one iota of good.


Section 5


Psalm 90:8

    8 Thou hast set our iniquities
before thee, our secret sins in the
light of thy countenance.

***
Jeremiah 17:9,10

    9 #The heart is deceitful above all
things, and desperately wicked: who
can know it?

    10 I the Lord search the heart, I
try the reins, even to give every man
according to his ways, and according
to the fruit of his doings.

***
Romans 2:14,15

    14 For when the Gentiles, which
have not the law, do by nature the
things contained in the law, these,
having not the law, are a law unto
themselves:

    15 Which shew the work of the law
written in their hearts, their
conscience also bearing witness, and
their thoughts the mean while
accusing or else excusing one
another;)

***
Isaiah 33:14-16

    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.

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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 447:30-9(to 2nd .)


    (Wicked evasions)
    A sinner is afraid to cast the first stone. He may say, as a subterfuge, that evil is unreal, but to know it, he must demonstrate his statement. To assume that there are no claims of evil and yet to indulge them, is a moral offence. Blindness and self-righteousness cling fast to iniquity. When the Publican's wail went out to the great heart of Love, it won his humble desire. 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.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 461:26-27

    (Proof by induction) To prove scientifically the error or unreality of sin, you must first see the claim of sin, and then destroy it.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:22-27


    (Present salvation)
    Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously.


Section 6


Philipians 2:5-7,9,12,15

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

    6 Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal
with God:

    7 But made himself of no
reputation, and took upon him the
form of a servant, and was made in
the likeness of men:

    9 Wherefore God also hath highly
exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name:

    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.

    15 That ye may be blameless and
harmless, the sons of God, without
rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and
perverse nation, among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;
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 3:12

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

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 119:21


    (God and nature)
    God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:15


    (Perceiving the divine image)
    Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea, - the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 300:13


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

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:24


    (The divine life-link)
    "The Word was made flesh." Divine Truth must be known by its effects on the body as well as on the mind, before the Science of being can be demonstrated. Hence its embodiment in the incarnate Jesus, - that life-link forming the connection through which the real reaches the unreal, Soul rebukes sense, and Truth destroys error.

Subheadings in this lesson

14 1 - Error unveiled
14 1 - Unrealities that seem real
14 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
14 1 - Divine fulfilment
14 1 - Truth destroys falsity
14 1 - Truth's witness
14 2 - The dragon as a type
14 2 - Universal brotherhood
14 2 - Perfection requisite
14 2 - Cure of insanity
14 2 - Arena of contest
14 3 - Disease to be made unreal
14 3 - Mischievous imagination
14 3 - Reversal of testimony
14 3 - Real Life is God
14 4 - Subordination of evil
14 4 - God's allness learned
14 4 - Obligations of teachers
14 4 - Evil negative and self-destructive
14 5 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 5 - Wicked evasions
14 5 - Proof by induction
14 5 - Scientific consistency
14 5 - Present salvation
14 6 - God and nature
14 6 - Perceiving the divine image
14 6 - The tares and wheat
14 6 - The divine life-link


October 10,1909

Subject: 15

ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

o2oo



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 35:10

    10 And the ransomed of the Lord
shall return, and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy upon their
heads: they shall obtain joy and
gladness, and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away.


Responsive Reading


Mark 2:1-12

    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.

    6 But there were certain of the
scribes sitting there, and reasoning
in their hearts,

    7 Why doth this man thus speak
blasphemies? who can forgive sins but
God only?

    8 And immediately when Jesus
perceived in his spirit that they so
reasoned within themselves, he said
unto them, Why reason ye these things
in your hearts?

    9 Whether is it easier to say to
the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be
forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and
take up thy bed, and walk?

    10 But that ye may know that the
Son of man hath power on earth to
forgive sins, (he saith to the sick
of the palsy,)

    11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take
up thy bed, and go thy way into thine
house.

    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.


Section 1


Psalm 107:1,2,5,6,14,17-20

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

    2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say
so, whom he hath redeemed from the
hand of the enemy;

    5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul
fainted in them.

    6 Then they cried unto the Lord in
their trouble, and he delivered them
out of their distresses.

    14 He brought them out of darkness
and the shadow of death, and brake
their bands in sunder.

    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.

    20 He sent his word, and healed
them, and delivered them from their
destructions.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:18-19

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


    (Celestial evidence) God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 357:9


    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    If mankind would relinquish the belief that God makes sickness, sin, and death, or makes man capable of suffering on account of this malevolent triad, the foundations of error would be sapped and error's destruction ensured; but if we theoretically endow mortals with the creativeness and authority of Deity, how dare we attempt to destroy what He hath made, or even to deny that God made man evil and made evil good?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:19-21

    (Copartnership impossible) God is as incapable of producing sin, sickness, and death as He is of experiencing these errors.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:26


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Instead of God sending sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light immortality. Omnipotent and infinite Mind made all and includes all. This Mind does not make mistakes and subsequently correct them. God does not cause man to sin, to be sick, or to die.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:19


    (Touchstone of Science)
    The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good. Sickness to him is no less a temptation than is sin, and he heals them both by understanding God's power over them. The Christian Scientist knows that they are errors of belief, which Truth can and will destroy.


Section 2


II Chronicles 33:1,2,12,13,15,16

    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.

    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.

***
Jeremiah 33:3,8

    3 Call unto me, and I will answer
thee, and shew thee great and mighty
things, which thou knowest not.

    8 And I will cleanse them from all
their iniquity, whereby they have
sinned against me; and I will pardon
all their iniquities, whereby they
have sinned, and whereby they have
transgressed against me.

***
Matthew 7:19

    19 Every tree that bringeth not
forth good fruit is hewn down, and
cast into the fire.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:5-11


    (Weakness of material theories)
    Sin, sickness, and death do not prove man's entity or immortality. Discord can never establish the facts of harmony. Matter is not the vestibule of Spirit.
    (Irreconcilable differences)
    Jesus reasoned on this subject practically, and controlled sickness, sin, and death on the basis of his spirituality.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 348:14

    (Elimination of sickness)
    Are we irreverent towards sin, or imputing too much power to God, when we ascribe to Him almighty Life and Love? I deny His cooperation with evil, because I desire to have no faith in evil or in any power but God, good. Is it not well to eliminate from so-called mortal mind that which, so long as it remains in mortal mind, will show itself in forms of sin, sickness, and death? 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?

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 355:3-13

    (Practical arguments)
    The charge of inconsistency in Christianly scientific methods of dealing with sin and disease is met by something practical, - namely, the proof of the utility of these methods; and proofs are better than mere verbal arguments or prayers which evince no spiritual power to heal.
    As for sin and disease, Christian Science says, in the language of the Master, "Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead." Let discord of every name and nature be heard no more, and let the harmonious and true sense of Life and being take possession of human consciousness.


Section 3


II Kings 4:8,9,17-20,25,26,30-33,35-37

    8 #And it fell on a day, that
Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a
great woman; and she constrained him
to eat bread. And so it was, that as
oft as he passed by, he turned in
thither to eat bread.

    9 And she said unto her husband,
Behold now, I perceive that this is
an holy man of God, which passeth by
us continually.

    17 And the woman conceived, and
bare a son at that season that Elisha
had said unto her, according to the
time of life.

    18 #And when the child was grown,
it fell on a day, that he went out to
his father to the reapers.

    19 And he said unto his father, My
head, my head. And he said to a lad,
Carry him to his mother.

    20 And when he had taken him, and
brought him to his mother, he sat on
her knees till noon, and then died.

    25 So she went and came unto the
man of God to mount Carmel. And it
came to pass, when the man of God saw
her afar off, that he said to Gehazi
his servant, Behold, yonder is that
Shunammite:

    26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet
her, and say unto her, Is it well
with thee? is it well with thy
husband? is it well with the child?
And she answered, It is well.

    30 And the mother of the child
said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy
soul liveth, I will not leave thee.
And he arose, and followed her.

    31 And Gehazi passed on before
them, and laid the staff upon the
face of the child; but there was
neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore
he went again to meet him, and told
him, saying, The child is not awaked.


    32 And when Elisha was come into
the house, behold, the child was
dead, and laid upon his bed.

    33 He went in therefore, and shut
the door upon them twain, and prayed
unto the Lord.

    35 Then he returned, and walked in
the house to and fro; and went up, and
stretched himself upon him: and the
child sneezed seven times, and the
child opened his eyes.

    36 And he called Gehazi, and said,
Call this Shunammite, So he called
her. And when she was come in unto
him, he said, Take up thy son.

    37 Then she went in, and fell at
his feet, and bowed herself to the
ground, and took up her son, and went
out.

593:4 Chapter 17: Glossary
(PROPHET)

    PROPHET. A spiritual seer; disappearance of material sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 139:4-8


    (Marvels and reformations)
    From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter. Moses proved the power of Mind by what men called miracles; so did Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha.

584:15 Chapter 17: Glossary
(DEATH)

    Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.

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.


Section 4


Mark 16:9,14-18

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

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

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

    16 He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned.

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 328:6,20-4


    (Final destruction of error)
    Understanding little about the divine Principle which saves and heals, mortals get rid of sin, sickness, and death only in belief. These errors are not thus really destroyed, and must therefore cling to mortals until, here or hereafter, they gain the true understanding of God in the Science which destroys human delusions about Him and reveals the grand realities of His allness.
    (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.

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


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


Section 5


Acts 9:36-42

    36 #Now there was at Joppa a
certain disciple named Tabitha, which
by interpretation is called Dorcas:
this woman was full of good works and
almsdeeds which she did.

    37 And it came to pass in those
days, that she was sick, and died:
whom when they had washed, they laid
her in an upper chamber.

    38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh
to Joppa, and the disciples had heard
that Peter was there, they sent unto
him two men, desiring him that he
would not delay to come to them.

    39 Then Peter arose and went with
them. When he was come, they brought
him into the upper chamber: and all
the widows stood by him weeping, and
shewing the coats and garments which
Dorcas made, while she was with them.


    40 But Peter put them all forth,
and kneeled down, and prayed; and
turning him to the body said,
Tabitha, arise. And she opened her
eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat
up.

    41 And he gave her his hand, and
lifted her up, and when he had called
the saints and widows, presented her
alive.

    42 And it was known throughout all
Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 469:5(begin Death),21

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


    (Eternity of Life) Death and finiteness are unknown to Life. If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.
    (True sense of infinitude)
    We bury the sense of infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled with God.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 386:16-2


    (Erroneous despatch)
    A blundering despatch, mistakenly announcing the death of a friend, occasions the same grief that the friend's real death would bring. You think that your anguish is occasioned by your loss. Another despatch, correcting the mistake, heals your grief, and you learn that your suffering was merely the result of your belief. Thus it is with all sorrow, sickness, and death. You will learn at length that there is no cause for grief, and divine wisdom will then be understood. Error, not Truth, produces all the suffering on earth.
    (Mourning causeless)
    If a Christian Scientist had said, while you were laboring under the influence of the belief of grief, "Your sorrow is without cause," you would not have understood him, although the correctness of the assertion might afterwards be proved to you. So, when our friends pass from our sight and we lament, that lamentation is needless and causeless. We shall perceive this to be true when we grow into the understanding of Life, and know that there is no death.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 427:26

    (No death nor inaction)
    Called to the bed of death, what material remedy has man when all such remedies have failed? Spirit is his last resort, but it should have been his first and only resort. The dream of death must be mastered by Mind here or hereafter. Thought will waken from its own material declaration, "I am dead," to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, "There is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction."


Section 6


Psalm 119:1,2

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

    2 Blessed are they that keep his
testimonies, and that seek him with
the whole heart.
Psalm 90:14

    14 O satisfy us early with thy
mercy; that we may rejoice and be
glad all our days.

***
John 12:44,46

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

    46 I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.
John 11:26

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

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 203:27

    (Suicide and sin)
    The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:29-2

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-28- Truth demonstrated)
    XXVIII. Subject sickness, sin, and death to the rule of health and holiness in Christian Science, and you ascertain that this Science is demonstrably true, for it heals the sick and sinning as no other system can. Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony.

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.

Subheadings in this lesson

15 1 - Celestial evidence
15 1 - Two infinite creators absurd
15 1 - Copartnership impossible
15 1 - Birth and death unreal
15 1 - Touchstone of Science
15 2 - Weakness of material theories
15 2 - Irreconcilable differences
15 2 - Elimination of sickness
15 2 - Practical arguments
15 3 - Marvels and reformations
15 3 - Life not contingent on matter
15 4 - Final destruction of error
15 4 - Promise perpetual
15 4 - Saviour's prediction
15 5 - Eternity of Life
15 5 - True sense of infinitude
15 5 - Erroneous despatch
15 5 - Mourning causeless
15 5 - No death nor inaction
15 6 - Harmonious lifework
15 6 - Suicide and sin
15 6 - -28- Truth demonstrated
15 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality


October 17,1909

Subject: 16

DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

2ooo



-- Golden Text --

John 17:25

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


Responsive Reading


John 17:1,2,4-7,10,11,16-22

    1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:

    2 As thou hast given him power over
all flesh, that he should give
eternal life to as many as thou hast
given him.

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

    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.

    7 Now they have known that all
things whatsoever thou hast given me
are of thee.

    10 And all mine are thine, and
thine are mine; and I am glorified in
them.

    11 And now I am no more in the
world, but these are in the world,
and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep
through thine own name those whom
thou hast given me, that they may be
one, as we are.

    16 They are not of the world, even
as I am not of the world.

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

    18 As thou hast sent me into the
world, even so have I also sent them
into the world.

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

    20 Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe
on me through their word;

    21 That they all may be one; as
thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be one in
us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

    22 And the glory which thou gavest
me I have given them; that they may be
one, even as we are one:


Section 1


John 3:31,35

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

    35 The Father loveth the Son, and
hath given all things into his hand.
John 5:19,20,23,26

    19 Then answered Jesus and said
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, The Son can do nothing of
himself, but what he seeth the Father
do: for what things soever he doeth,
these also doeth the Son likewise.

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

    23 That all men should honour the
Son, even as they honour the Father.
He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath
sent him.

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

***
I John 5:18

    18 We know that whosoever is born
of God sinneth not; but he that is
begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him not.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:1-5


    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 276:9,19


    (Universal brotherhood)
    Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God.
    (Perfection requisite) When we learn in Science how to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect, thought is turned into new and healthy channels, - towards the contemplation of things immortal and away from materiality to the Principle of the universe, including harmonious man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 316:3-7

    (Jesus as mediator)
    The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:7-11

  (- 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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 336:27-30

  (- MORTAL MIND - Material senses)

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


Section 2


I John 5:9,11-15,20

    9 If we receive the witness of men,
the witness of God is greater: for
this is the witness of God which he
hath testified of his Son.

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

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

    13 These things have I written unto
you that believe on the name of the
Son of God; that ye may know that ye
have eternal life, and that ye may
believe on the name of the Son of
God.

    14 And this is the confidence that
we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he
heareth us:

    15 And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we
have the petitions that we desired of
him.

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 18:13-17


    (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.

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

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


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 333:19-9

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

    (-13- The divine Principle and idea) Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God. Jesus referred to this unity of his spiritual identity thus: "Before Abraham was, I am;" "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I." The one Spirit includes all identities.
    (-14- Spiritual oneness)
    XIV. By these sayings Jesus meant, not that the human Jesus was or is eternal, but that the divine idea or Christ was and is so and therefore antedated Abraham; not that the corporeal Jesus was one with the Father, but that the spiritual idea, Christ, dwells forever in the bosom of the Father, God, from which it illumines heaven and earth; not that the Father is greater than Spirit, which is God, but greater, infinitely greater, than the fleshly Jesus, whose earthly career was brief.


Section 3


John 14:8-10

    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.
John 5:33,36

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

    36 #But I have greater witness than
that of John: for the works which the
Father hath given me to finish, the
same works that I do, bear witness of
me, that the Father hath sent me.
John 8:29

    29 And he that sent me is with me:
the Father hath not left me alone; for
I do always those things that please
him.
John 20:1,15-17

    1 The first day of the week cometh
Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet
dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth
the stone taken away from the
sepulchre.

    15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why
weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She,
supposing him to be the gardener,
saith unto him, Sir, if thou have
borne him hence, tell me where thou
hast laid him, and I will take him
away.

    16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She
turned herself, and saith unto him,
Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

    17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me
not; for I am not yet ascended to my
Father: but go to my brethren, and
say unto them, I ascend unto my
Father, and your Father; and to my
God, and your God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 315:29-3


    (Jesus as mediator)
    Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother, Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh, between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrating the way of divine Science, he became the way of salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mortals may learn how to escape from evil.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:10


    (Christ's demonstration)
    The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: "I am the way, the truth, and the life;" I and my Father are one." This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him. Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does for man.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:29

  (- MORTAL MIND - The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end)


    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 313:23-24,30-7

    (Jesus the Scientist)
    Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe.
    To show that the substance of himself was Spirit and the body no more perfect because of death and no less material until the ascension (his further spiritual exaltation), Jesus waited until the mortal or fleshly sense had relinquished the belief of substance-matter, and spiritual sense had quenched all earthly yearnings. Thus he found the eternal Ego, and proved that he and the Father were inseparable as God and His reflection or spiritual man.


Section 4


I John 3:18,24

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

    24 And he that keepeth his
commandments dwelleth in him, and he
in him. And hereby we know that he
abideth in us, by the Spirit which he
hath given us.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:23


    (So-called superiority)
    This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 324:7-12


    (Narrow pathway)
    Unless the harmony and immortality of man are becoming more apparent, we are not gaining the true idea of God; and the body will reflect what governs it, whether it be Truth or error, understanding or belief, Spirit or matter. Therefore "acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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 - 315:16

    (The true sonship)
    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.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 4:3-5,17-22


    (Efficacious petitions)
    What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds.
    (Watchfulness requisite)
    Simply asking that we may love God will never make us love Him; but the longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness.


Section 5


I John 3:8

    8 He that committeth sin is of the
devil; for the devil sinneth from the
beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might
destroy the works of the devil.
I John 5:4

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

***
Hebrews 12:1,3,4,14,18,22,24

    1 Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a cloud
of witnesses, let us lay aside every
weight, and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is set before
us,

    3 For consider him that endured
such contradiction of sinners against
himself, lest ye be wearied and faint
in your minds.

    4 Ye have not yet resisted unto
blood, striving against sin.

    14 Follow peace with all men, and
holiness, without which no man shall
see the Lord:

    18 For ye are not come unto the
mount that might be touched, and that
burned with fire, nor unto blackness,
and darkness, and tempest,

    22 But ye are come unto mount Sion,
and unto the city of the living God,
the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an
innumerable company of angels,

    24 And to Jesus the mediator of the
new covenant, and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh better
things than that of Abel.

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:11-27

    (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.
    (Deliverance not vicarious)
    Final deliverance from error, whereby we rejoice in immortality, boundless freedom, and sinless sense, is not reached through paths of flowers nor by pinning one's faith without works to another's vicarious effort.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 23:1-5

    (Justice and substitution)
    Wisdom and Love may require many sacrifices of self to save us from sin. One sacrifice, however great, is insufficient to pay the debt of sin. The atonement requires constant self-immolation on the sinner's part.

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

    (Radical changes)
    He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration. This is having part in the atonement; this is the understanding, in which Jesus suffered and triumphed.


Section 6


John 7:16,17

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

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

***
Hebrews 8:10,11

    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.

***
II Corinthians 5:18,19

    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;

    19 To wit, that God was in Christ,
reconciling the world unto himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto
them; and hath committed unto us the
word of reconciliation.
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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:1-2

  (- MORTAL MIND - Death)


    (-28- Truth demonstrated)
    Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:19

    (Definition of man)
    The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 323:28

    (Childlike receptivity)
    The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the "still, small voice" of Truth uttering itself. We are either turning away from this utterance, or we are listening to it and going up higher. Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, - this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony. The purification of sense and self is a proof of progress. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 249:1-10


    (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.
    (Renewed selfhood)
    Let the "male and female" of God's creating appear. Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine "powers that be." Such is the true Science of being.

Subheadings in this lesson

16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Universal brotherhood
16 1 - Perfection requisite
16 1 - Jesus as mediator
16 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
16 1 - -24- God the parent Mind
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - -9- The Son of God
16 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
16 2 - -14- Spiritual oneness
16 3 - Jesus as mediator
16 3 - Christ's demonstration
16 3 - -11- Christ Jesus
16 3 - Jesus the Scientist
16 4 - So-called superiority
16 4 - Narrow pathway
16 4 - Indestructible being
16 4 - The true sonship
16 4 - Efficacious petitions
16 4 - Watchfulness requisite
16 5 - Efficacious repentance
16 5 - Wait for reward
16 5 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 5 - Justice and substitution
16 5 - Radical changes
16 6 - -28- Truth demonstrated
16 6 - Definition of man
16 6 - Childlike receptivity
16 6 - Perfect models
16 6 - Renewed selfhood


October 24,1909

Subject: 17

PROBATION AFTER DEATH.

ooo3



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 68:20

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


Responsive Reading


Acts 10:24-36,40-42

    24 And the morrow after they
entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius
waited for them, and had called
together his kinsmen and near
friends.

    25 And as Peter was coming in,
Cornelius met him, and fell down at
his feet, and worshipped him.

    26 But Peter took him up, saying,
Stand up; I myself also am a man.

    27 And as he talked with him, he
went in, and found many that were
come together.

    28 And he said unto them, Ye know
how that it is an unlawful thing for
a man that is a Jew to keep company,
or come unto one of another nation;
but God hath shewed me that I should
not call any man common or unclean.

    29 Therefore came I unto you
without gainsaying, as soon as I was
sent for: I ask therefore for what
intent ye have sent for me?

    30 And Cornelius said, Four days
ago I was fasting until this hour;
and at the ninth hour I prayed in my
house, and, behold, a man stood
before me in bright clothing,

    31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer
is heard, and thine alms are had in
remembrance in the sight of God.

    32 Send therefore to Joppa, and
call hither Simon, whose surname is
Peter; he is lodged in the house of
one Simon a tanner by the sea side:
who, when he cometh, shall speak unto
thee.

    33 Immediately therefore I sent to
thee; and thou hast well done that
thou art come. Now therefore are we
all here present before God, to hear
all things that are commanded thee of
God.

    34 #Then Peter opened his mouth,
and said, Of a truth I perceive that
God is no respecter of persons:

    35 But in every nation he that
feareth him, and worketh
righteousness, is accepted with him.

    36 The word which God sent unto the
children of Israel, preaching peace
by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)


    40 Him God raised up the third day,
and shewed him openly;

    41 Not to all the people, but unto
witnesses chosen before of God, even
to us, who did eat and drink with him
after he rose from the dead.

    42 And he commanded us to preach
unto the people, and to testify that
it is he which was ordained of God to
be the Judge of quick and dead.


Section 1


Job 33:4

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

***
Psalm 16:11

    11 Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 36:9

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

***
John 6:45-47

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

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

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

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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 470:32

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


    (Indestructible relationship)
    The relations of God and man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 471:13-20

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

    (Celestial evidence)
    The facts of divine Science should be admitted, - although the evidence as to these facts is not supported by evil, by matter, or by material sense, - because the evidence that God and man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has been, God's reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence. Hence the spirituality of the universe is the only fact of creation.

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


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 410:4-7


    (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.


Section 2


Job 18:1,5-8,14,19,21

    1 Then answered Bildad the
Shuhite, and said,

    5 Yea, the light of the wicked
shall be put out, and the spark of
his fire shall not shine.

    6 The light shall be dark in his
tabernacle, and his candle shall be
put out with him.

    7 The steps of his strength shall
be straitened, and his own counsel
shall cast him down.

    8 For he is cast into a net by his
own feet, and he walketh upon a snare.


    14 His confidence shall be rooted
out of his tabernacle, and it shall
bring him to the king of terrors.

    19 He shall neither have son nor
nephew among his people, nor any
remaining in his dwellings.

    21 Surely such are the dwellings of
the wicked, and this is the place of
him that knoweth not God.

***
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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 188:11


    (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. In both the waking and the sleeping dream, the dreamer thinks that his body is material and the suffering is in that body.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:21-24


    (Spiritual structure)
    This false belief as to what really constitutes life so detracts from God's character and nature, that the true sense of His power is lost to all who cling to this falsity.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 244:13-22


    (Man never less than man)
    Man undergoing birth, maturity, and decay is like the beasts and vegetables, - subject to laws of decay. If man were dust in his earliest stage of existence, we might admit the hypothesis that he returns eventually to his primitive condition; but man was never more nor less than man.
    If man flickers out in death or springs from matter into being, there must be an instant when God is without His entire manifestation, - when there is no full reflection of the infinite Mind.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:7-11


    (The human counterfeit)
    What, then, is the material personality which suffers, sins, and dies? It is not man, the image and likeness of God, but man's counterfeit, the inverted likeness, the unlikeness called sin, sickness, and death.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 305:22

    (Inverted images)
    In the illusion of life that is here to-day and gone to-morrow, man would be wholly mortal, were it not that Love, the divine Principle that obtains in divine Science, destroys all error and brings immortality to light. Because man is the reflection of his Maker, he is not subject to birth, growth, maturity, decay. These mortal dreams are of human origin, not divine.


Section 3


Psalm 102:1,2,16-20

    1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let
my cry come unto thee.

    2 Hide not thy face from me in the
day when I am in trouble; incline
thine ear unto me: in the day when I
call answer me speedily.

    16 When the Lord shall build up
Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

    17 He will regard the prayer of the
destitute, and not despise their
prayer.

    18 This shall be written for the
generation to come: and the people
which shall be created shall praise
the Lord.

    19 For he hath looked down from the
height of his sanctuary; from heaven
did the Lord behold the earth;

    20 To hear the groaning of the
prisoner; to loose those that are
appointed to death;

***
I Corinthians 15:19,20

    19 If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men
most miserable.

    20 But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept.

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


    (Scientific finalities)
    The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea. This conviction shuts the door on death, and opens it wide towards immortality. The understanding and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being through an apprehension of divine Principle. At present we know not what man is, but we certainly shall know this when man reflects God.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 91:16

    (Man's genuine being)
    Absorbed in material selfhood we discern and reflect but faintly the substance of Life or Mind. The denial of material selfhood aids the discernment of man's spiritual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed the material senses.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:8-19(to .)


    (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.
    (Spiritual freedom)
    The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage. It should no longer ask of the head, heart, or lungs: What are man's prospects for life? Mind is not helpless.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 66:11


    (Salutary sorrow)
    Spiritual development germinates not from seed sown in the soil of material hopes, but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth. Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.


Section 4


Job 14:14,15

    14 If a man die, shall he live
again? all the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change
come.

    15 Thou shalt call, and I will
answer thee: thou wilt have a desire
to the work of thine hands.

***
Romans 5:12-15,17

    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.

    15 But not as the offence, so also
is the free gift. For if through the
offence of one many be dead, much
more the grace of God, and the gift
by grace, which is by one man, Jesus
Christ, hath abounded unto many.

    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.)

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 409:27


    (Death no benefactor)
    We have no right to say that life depends on matter now, but will not depend on it after death. We cannot spend our days here in ignorance of the Science of Life, and expect to find beyond the grave a reward for this ignorance. Death will not make us harmonious and immortal as a recompense for ignorance. If here we give no heed to Christian Science, which is spiritual and eternal, we shall not be ready for spiritual Life hereafter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:12-25(to 2nd .)


    (Salvation and probation)
    Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them. Heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal, because sin is not there and man is found having no righteousness of his own, but in possession of "the mind of the Lord," as the Scripture says.
    "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. Mind never becomes dust.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 233:8


    (Perfection gained slowly)
    In the midst of imperfection, perfection is seen and acknowledged only by degrees. The ages must slowly work up to perfection. How long it must be before we arrive at the demonstration of scientific being, no man knoweth, - not even "the Son but the Father;" but the false claim of error continues its delusions until the goal of goodness is assiduously earned and won.


Section 5


Mark 16:9-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 42:6,15-29


    (A belief in death)
    Death will be found at length to be a mortal dream, which comes in darkness and disappears with the light.
    (Death outdone)
    The resurrection of the great demonstrator of God's power was the proof of his final triumph over body and matter, and gave full evidence of divine Science, - evidence so important to mortals. The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error. This error Jesus met with divine Science and proved its nothingness. Because of the wondrous glory which God bestowed on His anointed, temptation, sin, sickness, and death had no terror for Jesus. Let men think they had killed the body! Afterwards he would show it to them unchanged. This demonstrates that in Christian Science the true man is governed by God - by good, not evil - and is therefore not a mortal but an immortal. Jesus had taught his disciples the Science of this proof.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:13

    (A belief suicidal) The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 46:20

    (Spiritual ascension)
    Jesus' unchanged physical condition after what seemed to be death was followed by his exaltation above all material conditions; and this exaltation explained his ascension, and revealed unmistakably a probationary and progressive state beyond the grave. Jesus was "the way;" that is, he marked the way for all men. In his final demonstration, called the ascension, which closed the earthly record of Jesus, he rose above the physical knowledge of his disciples, and the material senses saw him no more.


Section 6


Revelation 7:1-3,9-12

    1 And after these things I saw
four angels standing on the four
corners of the earth, holding the
four winds of the earth, that the
wind should not blow on the earth,
nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

    2 And I saw another angel ascending
from the east, having the seal of the
living God: and he cried with a loud
voice to the four angels, to whom it
was given to hurt the earth and the
sea,

    3 Saying, Hurt not the earth,
neither the sea, nor the trees, till
we have sealed the servants of our
God in their foreheads.

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

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

    11 And all the angels stood round
about the throne, and about the
elders and the four beasts, and fell
before the throne on their faces, and
worshipped God,

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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:18-27


    (Present salvation)
    "Now," cried the apostle, "is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation," - meaning, not that now men must prepare for a future-world salvation, or safety, but that now is the time in which to experience that salvation in spirit and in life. Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 285:3


    (Our physical insensibility to Spirit)
    This Science of being obtains not alone hereafter in what men call Paradise, but here and now; it is the great fact of being for time and eternity.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 573:13-28


    (Nearness of Deity)
    Accompanying this scientific consciousness was another revelation, even the declaration from heaven, supreme harmony, that God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people. Thus man was no longer regarded as a miserable sinner, but as the blessed child of God. Why? Because St. John's corporeal sense of the heavens and earth had vanished, and in place of this false sense was the spiritual sense, the subjective state by which he could see the new heaven and new earth, which involve the spiritual idea and consciousness of reality. This is Scriptural authority for concluding that such a recognition of being is, and has been, possible to men in this present state of existence, - that we can become conscious, here and now, of a cessation of death, sorrow, and pain. This is indeed a foretaste of absolute Christian Science.

Subheadings in this lesson

17 1 - Death no advantage
17 1 - Indestructible relationship
17 1 - Celestial evidence
17 1 - Serving two masters
17 1 - Life eternal and present
17 2 - Disease a dream
17 2 - Spiritual structure
17 2 - Man never less than man
17 2 - The human counterfeit
17 2 - Inverted images
17 3 - Scientific finalities
17 3 - Man's genuine being
17 3 - The immortal birth
17 3 - Spiritual freedom
17 3 - Salutary sorrow
17 4 - Future purification
17 4 - Death no benefactor
17 4 - Salvation and probation
17 4 - Perfection gained slowly
17 5 - A belief in death
17 5 - Death outdone
17 5 - A belief suicidal
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Present salvation
17 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
17 6 - Nearness of Deity


October 31,1909

Subject: 18

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Colossians 3:25

    25 But he that doeth wrong shall
receive for the wrong which he hath
done: and there is no respect of
persons.


Responsive Reading


Jeremiah 2:12-14,17,19

    12 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at
this, and be horribly afraid, be ye
very desolate, saith the Lord.

    13 For my people have committed two
evils; they have forsaken me the
fountain of living waters, and hewed
them out cisterns, broken cisterns,
that can hold no water.

    14 Is Israel a servant? is he a
homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?

    17 Hast thou not procured this unto
thyself, in that thou hast forsaken
the Lord thy God, when he led thee by
the way?

    19 Thine own wickedness shall
correct thee, and thy backslidings
shall reprove thee: know therefore
and see that it is an evil thing and
bitter, that thou hast forsaken the
Lord thy God, and that my fear is not
in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts.

Jeremiah 3:12-14,18,19

    12 #Go and proclaim these words
toward the north, and say, Return,
thou backsliding Israel, saith the
Lord; and I will not cause mine anger
to fall upon you: for I am merciful,
saith the Lord, and I will not keep
anger for ever.

    13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity,
that thou hast transgressed against
the Lord thy God, and hast scattered
thy ways to the strangers under every
green tree, and ye have not obeyed my
voice, saith the Lord.

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

    18 In those days the house of Judah
shall walk with the house of Israel,
and they shall come together out of
the land of the north to the land
that I have given for an inheritance
unto your fathers.

    19 But I said, How shall I put thee
among the children, and give thee a
pleasant land, a goodly heritage of
the hosts of nations? and I said,
Thou shalt call me, My father; and
shalt not turn away from me.


Section 1


Proverbs 16:5

    5 Every one that is proud in heart
is an abomination to the Lord: though
hand join in hand, he shall not be
unpunished.

***
Zephaniah 1:7,12-14

    7 Hold thy peace at the presence of
the Lord God: for the day of the Lord
is at hand: for the Lord hath
prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his
guests.

    12 And it shall come to pass at
that time, that I will search
Jerusalem with candles, and punish
the men that are settled on their
lees: that say in their heart, The
Lord will not do good, neither will
he do evil.

    13 Therefore their goods shall
become a booty, and their houses a
desolation: they shall also build
houses, but not inhabit them; and
they shall plant vineyards, but not
drink the wine thereof.

    14 The great day of the Lord is
near, it is near, and hasteth
greatly, even the voice of the day of
the Lord: the mighty man shall cry
there bitterly.

***
Galatians 6:7

    7 Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

***
Romans 6:23

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:14-15


    (Justice and recompense)
    Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 36:21


    (Righteous retribution)
    It is quite as impossible for sinners to receive their full punishment this side of the grave as for this world to bestow on the righteous their full reward. It is useless to suppose that the wicked can gloat over their offences to the last moment and then be suddenly pardoned and pushed into heaven, or that the hand of Love is satisfied with giving us only toil, sacrifice, cross-bearing, multiplied trials, and mockery of our motives in return for our efforts at well doing.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 10:31-1


    (Asking amiss)
    Do you ask wisdom to be merciful and not to punish sin? Then "ye ask amiss." Without punishment, sin would multiply.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 405:5-19


    (Mental conspirators)
    Christian Science commands man to master the propensities, - to hold hatred in abeyance with kindness, to conquer lust with chastity, revenge with charity, and to overcome deceit with honesty. Choke these errors in their early stages, if you would not cherish an army of conspirators against health, happiness, and success. They will deliver you to the judge, the arbiter of truth against error. The judge will deliver you to justice, and the sentence of the moral law will be executed upon mortal mind and body. Both will be manacled until the last farthing is paid, - until you have balanced your account with God. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The good man finally can overcome his fear of sin.


Section 2


Ezekiel 39:8,23

    8 #Behold, it is come, and it is
done, saith the Lord God; this is the
day whereof I have spoken.

    23 #And the heathen shall know that
the house of Israel went into
captivity for their iniquity: because
they trespassed against me, therefore
hid I my face from them, and gave
them into the hand of their enemies:
so fell they all by the sword.

***
Amos 1:9,11

    9 #Thus saith the Lord; For three
transgressions of Tyrus, and for
four, I will not turn away the
punishment thereof; because they
delivered up the whole captivity to
Edom, and remembered not the
brotherly covenant:

    11 #Thus saith the Lord; For three
transgressions of Edom, and for four,
I will not turn away the punishment
thereof; because he did pursue his
brother with the sword, and did cast
off all pity, and his anger did tear
perpetually, and he kept his wrath
for ever:

***
Romans 2:3-6

    3 And thinkest thou this, O man,
that judgest them which do such
things, and doest the same, that thou
shalt escape the judgment of God?

    4 Or despisest thou the riches of
his goodness and forbearance and
longsuffering; not knowing that the
goodness of God leadeth thee to
repentance?

    5 But after thy hardness and
impenitent heart treasurest up unto
thyself wrath against the day of
wrath and revelation of the righteous
judgment of God;

    6 Who will render to every man
according to his deeds:
Romans 14:12

    12 So then every one of us shall
give account of himself to God.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:21-22


    (Retribution and remorse)
    Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:11


    (Pardon and amendment)
    To cause suffering as the result of sin, is the means of destroying sin. Every supposed pleasure in sin will furnish more than its equivalent of pain, until belief in material life and sin is destroyed. To reach heaven, the harmony of being, we must understand the divine Principle of being.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 569:14-28


    (The robe of Science)
    Alas for those who break faith with divine Science and fail to strangle the serpent of sin as well as of sickness! They are dwellers still in the deep darkness of belief. They are in the surging sea of error, not struggling to lift their heads above the drowning wave.
    (Expiation by suffering)
    What must the end be? They must eventually expiate their sin through suffering. The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short. Here the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal. The dragon is at last stung to death by his own malice; but how many periods of torture it may take to remove all sin, must depend upon sin's obduracy.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 290:23-27


    (Sin is punished)
    The sin and error which possess us at the instant of death do not cease at that moment, but endure until the death of these errors. To be wholly spiritual, man must be sinless, and he becomes thus only when he reaches perfection.


Section 3


Job 8:3

    3 Doth God pervert judgment? or
doth the Almighty pervert justice?

***
Psalm 89:14

    14 Justice and judgment are the
habitation of thy throne: mercy and
truth shall go before thy face.

***
Amos 4:1

    1 Hear this word, ye kine of
Bashan, that are in the mountain of
Samaria, which oppress the poor,
which crush the needy, which say to
their masters, Bring, and let us
drink.
Amos 5:17,20

    17 And in all vineyards shall be
wailing: for I will pass through
thee, saith the Lord.

    20 Shall not the day of the Lord be
darkness, and not light? even very
dark, and no brightness in it?

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 22:30-31


    (Justice and substitution)
    Justice requires reformation of the sinner. Mercy cancels the debt only when justice approves.

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."

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 542:7


    (Murder brings its curse)
    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.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:28


    (Day of judgment)
    No final judgment awaits mortals, for the judgment-day of wisdom comes hourly and continually, even the judgment by which mortal man is divested of all material error. As for spiritual error there is none.


Section 4


Hosea 14:1,2,9

    1 O Israel, return unto the Lord
thy God; for thou hast fallen by
thine iniquity.

    2 Take with you words, and turn to
the Lord: say unto him, Take away all
iniquity, and receive us graciously:
so will we render the calves of our
lips.

    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.

***
I Peter 4:1-3,7

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

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


    3 For the time past of our life may
suffice us to have wrought the will
of the Gentiles, when we walked in
lasciviousness, lusts, excess of
wine, revellings, banquetings, and
abominable idolatries:

    7 But the end of all things is at
hand: be ye therefore sober, and
watch unto prayer.

***
Matthew 7:21

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

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


    (Sorrow and reformation)
    Sorrow for wrong-doing is but one step towards reform and the very easiest step. The next and great step required by wisdom is the test of our sincerity, - namely, reformation.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 327:1-24


    (Conversion of Saul)
    Reform comes by understanding that there is no abiding pleasure in evil, and also by gaining an affection for good according to Science, which reveals the immortal fact that neither pleasure nor pain, appetite nor passion, can exist in or of matter, while divine Mind can and does destroy the false beliefs of pleasure, pain, or fear and all the sinful appetites of the human mind.
    (Image of the beast)
    What a pitiful sight is malice, finding pleasure in revenge! Evil is sometimes a man's highest conception of right, until his grasp on good grows stronger. Then he loses pleasure in wickedness, and it becomes his torment. The way to escape the misery of sin is to cease sinning. There is no other way. Sin is the image of the beast to be effaced by the sweat of agony. It is a moral madness which rushes forth to clamor with midnight and tempest.
    (Peremptory demands)
    To the physical senses, the strict demands of Christian Science seem peremptory; but mortals are hastening to learn that Life is God, good, and that evil has in reality neither place nor power in the human or the divine economy.
    (Moral courage)
    Fear of punishment never made man truly honest. Moral courage is requisite to meet the wrong and to proclaim the right.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 35:30-4


    (Final purpose)
    The design of Love is to reform the sinner. If the sinner's punishment here has been insufficient to reform him, the good man's heaven would be a hell to the sinner. They, who know not purity and affection by experience, can never find bliss in the blessed company of Truth and Love simply through translation into another sphere.


Section 5


Psalm 51:1

    1 Have mercy upon me, O God,
according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy
tender mercies blot out my
transgressions.
Psalm 130:3,4

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

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

***
Jeremiah 50:4,5,20

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

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

    20 In those days, and in that time,
saith the Lord, the iniquity of
Israel shall be sought for, and there
shall be none; and the sins of Judah,
and they shall not be found: for I
will pardon them whom I reserve.

***
I John 1:5,8,9

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

    8 If we say that we have no sin, we
deceive ourselves, and the truth is
not in us.

    9 If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness.

4ooo Chapter 1: Prayer - 6:3


    (Pardon and amendment)
    Divine Love corrects and governs man. Men may pardon, but this divine Principle alone reforms the sinner. God is not separate from the wisdom He bestows. The talents He gives we must improve. Calling on Him to forgive our work badly done or left undone, implies the vain supposition that we have nothing to do but to ask pardon, and that afterwards we shall be free to repeat the offence.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 291:1


    (Sin is punished)
    The suppositions that sin is pardoned while unforsaken, that happiness can be genuine in the midst of sin, that the so-called death of the body frees from sin, and that God's pardon is aught but the destruction of sin, - these are grave mistakes. We know that all will be changed "in the twinkling of an eye," when the last trump shall sound; but this last call of wisdom cannot come till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the growth of Christian character. Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being.

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?

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 292:1

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


Section 6


Psalm 98:1,2

    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.

***
Malachi 3:16,17

    16 #Then they that feared the Lord
spake often one to another: and the
Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a
book of remembrance was written
before him for them that feared the
Lord, and that thought upon his name.


    17 And they shall be mine, saith
the Lord of hosts, in that day when I
make up my jewels; and I will spare
them, as a man spareth his own son
that serveth him.

***
John 3:16,17

    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.

***
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.
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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 568:24


    (Paean of jubilee)
    For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ; for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain. Self-abnegation, by which we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against error, is a rule in Christian Science. This rule clearly interprets God as divine Principle, - as Life, represented by the Father; as Truth, represented by the Son; as Love, represented by the Mother. Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 242:6


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

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


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

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:7

    (Mockery of truth)
    We need "Christ, and him crucified." We must have trials and self-denials, as well as joys and victories, until all error is destroyed.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 251:24


    (Mortal mind's disappearance)
    This process of higher spiritual understanding improves mankind until error disappears, and nothing is left which deserves to perish or to be punished.

Subheadings in this lesson

18 1 - Justice and recompense
18 1 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Mental conspirators
18 2 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Pardon and amendment
18 2 - The robe of Science
18 2 - Expiation by suffering
18 2 - Sin is punished
18 3 - Justice and substitution
18 3 - Evil let loose
18 3 - Murder brings its curse
18 3 - Progress demanded
18 3 - Day of judgment
18 4 - Sorrow and reformation
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Image of the beast
18 4 - Peremptory demands
18 4 - Moral courage
18 4 - Final purpose
18 5 - Pardon and amendment
18 5 - Sin is punished
18 5 - -30- Divine pardon
18 5 - Day of judgment
18 6 - Paean of jubilee
18 6 - Spiritual baptism
18 6 - Within the veil
18 6 - Mockery of truth
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance


November 7,1909

Subject: 19

ADAM AND FALLEN MAN.

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Genesis 3:11,23

    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?

    23 Therefore the Lord God sent him
forth from the garden of Eden, to till
the ground from whence he was taken.


Responsive Reading


Genesis 5:3-5

    3 #And Adam lived an hundred and
thirty years, and begat a son in his
own likeness, after his image; and
called his name Seth:

    4 And the days of Adam after he had
begotten Seth were eight hundred
years: and he begat sons and
daughters:

    5 And all the days that Adam lived
were nine hundred and thirty years:
and he died.
Genesis 6:5-13,17

    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.

    6 And it repented the Lord that he
had made man on the earth, and it
grieved him at his heart.

    7 And the Lord said, I will destroy
man whom I have created from the face
of the earth; both man, and beast,
and the creeping thing, and the fowls
of the air; for it repenteth me that
I have made them.

    8 But Noah found grace in the eyes
of the Lord.

    9 #These are the generations of
Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect
in his generations, and Noah walked
with God.

    10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem,
Ham, and Japheth.

    11 The earth also was corrupt
before God, and the earth was filled
with violence.

    12 And God looked upon the earth,
and, behold, it was corrupt; for all
flesh had corrupted his way upon the
earth.

    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.

    17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring
a flood of waters upon the earth, to
destroy all flesh, wherein is the
breath of life, from under heaven;
and every thing that is in the earth
shall die.


Section 1


Genesis 2:7-9,16,17,21,22

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    8 #And the Lord God planted a
garden eastward in Eden; and there he
put the man whom he had formed.

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

    16 And the Lord God commanded the
man, saying, Of every tree of the
garden thou mayest freely eat:

    17 But of the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


    21 And the Lord God caused a deep
sleep to fall upon Adam, and he
slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead
thereof;

    22 And the rib, which the Lord God
had taken from man, made he a woman,
and brought her unto the man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 526:14-5


    (Record of error)
    The first mention of evil is in the legendary Scriptural text in the second chapter of Genesis. God pronounced good all that He created, and the Scriptures declare that He created all. The "tree of life" stands for the idea of Truth, and the sword which guards it is the type of divine Science. The "tree of knowledge" stands for the erroneous doctrine that the knowledge of evil is as real, hence as God-bestowed, as the knowledge of good. Was evil instituted through God, Love? Did He create this fruit-bearer of sin in contradiction of the first creation? This second biblical account is a picture of error throughout.



    (Garden of Eden)
    Genesis ii. 15. And the Lord God [Jehovah] took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it.



    The name Eden, according to Cruden, means pleasure, delight. In this text Eden stands for the mortal, material body. God could not put Mind into matter nor infinite Spirit into finite form to dress it and keep it, - to make it beautiful or to cause it to live and grow. Man is God's reflection, needing no cultivation, but ever beautiful and complete.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:22-6

    (Creation reversed)
    Matter is not the reflection of Spirit, yet God is reflected in all His creation. Is this addition to His creation real or unreal? Is it the truth, or is it a lie concerning man and God?
    It must be a lie, for God presently curses the ground. Could Spirit evolve its opposite, matter, and give matter ability to sin and suffer? Is Spirit, God, injected into dust, and eventually ejected at the demand of matter? Does Spirit enter dust, and lose therein the divine nature and omnipotence? Does Mind, God, enter matter to become there a mortal sinner, animated by the breath of God? In this narrative, the validity of matter is opposed, not the validity of Spirit or Spirit's creations. Man reflects God; mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 528:22

    (Hypnotic surgery)
    Beholding the creations of his own dream and calling them real and God-given, Adam - alias error - gives them names. Afterwards he is supposed to become the basis of the creation of woman and of his own kind, calling them mankind, - that is, a kind of man.


Section 2


Genesis 3:1-5,9,12-15

    1 Now the serpent was more subtil
than any beast of the field which the
Lord God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the
garden?

    2 And the woman said unto the
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the garden:

    3 But of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die.

    4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.

    9 And the Lord God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou?

    12 And the man said, The woman whom
thou gavest to be with me, she gave
me of the tree, and I did eat.

    13 And the Lord God said unto the
woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent
beguiled me, and I did eat.

    14 And the Lord God said unto the
serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou art cursed above all cattle, and
above every beast of the field; upon
thy belly shalt thou go, and dust
shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:

    15 And I will put enmity between
thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his
heel.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 533:12,26


    (The beguiling first lie)
    The allegory shows that the snake-talker utters the first voluble lie, which beguiles the woman and demoralizes the man. Adam, alias mortal error, charges God and woman with his own dereliction, saying, "The woman, whom Thou gavest me, is responsible." According to this belief, the rib taken from Adam's side has grown into an evil mind, named woman, who aids man to make sinners more rapidly than he can alone. Is this an help meet for man?
    (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. This hereafter enabled woman to be the mother of Jesus and to behold at the sepulchre the risen Saviour, who was soon to manifest the deathless man of God's creating. This enabled woman to be first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 564:24-26,31


    (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.
    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


Job 4:12,17-19

    12 Now a thing was secretly brought
to me, and mine ear received a little
thereof.

    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?
Job 11:4-6

    4 For thou hast said, My doctrine
is pure, and I am clean in thine
eyes.

    5 But oh that God would speak, and
open his lips against thee;

    6 And that he would shew thee the
secrets of wisdom, that they are
double to that which is! Know
therefore that God exacteth of thee
less than thine iniquity deserveth.
Job 14:1,2

    1 Man that is born of a woman is
of few days, and full of trouble.

    2 He cometh forth like a flower,
and is cut down: he fleeth also as a
shadow, and continueth not.

***
Romans 9:7,8

    7 Neither, because they are the
seed of Abraham, are they all
children: but, In Isaac shall thy
seed be called.

    8 That is, They which are the
children of the flesh, these are not
the children of God: but the children
of the promise are counted for the
seed.

***
John 3:6

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:10,31


    (Progeny cursed) Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.
    (Fear comes of error)
    The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame. Had he lost man's rich inheritance and God's behest, dominion over all the earth? No! This had never been bestowed on Adam.

580:21 Chapter 17: Glossary
(ADAM)

    The name Adam represents the false supposition that Life is not eternal, but has beginning and end; that the infinite enters the finite, that intelligence passes into non-intelligence, and that Soul dwells in material sense; that immortal Mind results in matter, and matter in mortal mind; that the one God and creator entered what He created, and then disappeared in the atheism of matter.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:13

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


    (Mortals are not immortals)
    Mortals are not fallen children of God. They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history, "conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal man.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 545:31-3


    (Mortality mythical)
    "As in Adam [error] all die, even so in Christ [Truth] shall all be made alive." The mortality of man is a myth, for man is immortal. The false belief that spirit is now submerged in matter, at some future time to be emancipated from it, - this belief alone is mortal.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 338:27

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


    (-29- Adam not ideal man) Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and from this ground, or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth "for man's sake." From this it follows that Adam was not the ideal man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.


Section 4


John 3:13-15,31

    13 And no man hath ascended up to
heaven, but he that came down from
heaven, even the Son of man which is
in heaven.

    14 #And as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, even so
must the Son of man be lifted up:

    15 That whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have eternal
life.

    31 He that cometh from above is
above all: he that is of the earth is
earthly, and speaketh of the earth:
he that cometh from heaven is above
all.
John 12:31,32

    31 Now is the judgment of this
world: now shall the prince of this
world be cast out.

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

John 1:11-13

    11 He came unto his own, and his
own received him not.

    12 But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on
his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 282:28-31


    (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.

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 - 259:6-11

    (God's man discerned)
    In divine Science, man is the true image of God. The divine nature was best expressed in Christ Jesus, who threw upon mortals the truer reflection of God and lifted their lives higher than their poor thought-models would allow, - thoughts which presented man as fallen, sick, sinning, and dying.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 478:30

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


    (Immortal birthright)
    Mortal man is really a self-contradictory phrase, for man is not mortal, "neither indeed can be;" man is immortal. If a child is the offspring of physical sense and not of Soul, the child must have a material, not a spiritual origin. With what truth, then, could the Scriptural rejoicing be uttered by any mother, "I have gotten a man from the Lord"? On the contrary, if aught comes from God, it cannot be mortal and material; it must be immortal and spiritual.

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.


Section 5


Habakkuk 1:1,12,13

    1 The burden which Habakkuk the
prophet did see.

    12 #Art thou not from everlasting,
O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall
not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained
them for judgment; and, O mighty God,
thou hast established them for
correction.

    13 Thou art of purer eyes than to
behold evil, and canst not look on
iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon
them that deal treacherously, and
holdest thy tongue when the wicked
devoureth the man that is more
righteous than he?

***
Psalm 66:18

    18 If I regard iniquity in my
heart, the Lord will not hear me:

***
Hebrews 11:3

    3 Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do
appear.

***
John 1:18

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

***
Matthew 22:32

    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.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 356:19,30


    (Copartnership impossible) God is as incapable of producing sin, sickness, and death as He is of experiencing these errors. How then is it possible for Him to create man subject to this triad of errors, - man who is made in the divine likeness?
    (Two infinite creators absurd)
    Does subsequent follow its antecedent? It does. Was there original self-creative sin? Then there must have been more than one creator, more than one God. In common justice, we must admit that God will not punish man for doing what He created man capable of doing, and knew from the outset that man would do. God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil." We sustain Truth, not by accepting, but by rejecting a lie.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 539:10-19


    (Only one standard)
    God could never impart an element of evil, and man possesses nothing which he has not derived from God. How then has man a basis for wrong-doing? Whence does he obtain the propensity or power to do evil? Has Spirit resigned to matter the government of the universe?
    (A type of falsehood)
    The Scriptures declare that God condemned this lie as to man's origin and character by condemning its symbol, the serpent, to grovel beneath all the beasts of the field.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:25


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Can there be any birth or death for man, the spiritual image and likeness of God? Instead of God sending sickness and death, He destroys them, and brings to light immortality. Omnipotent and infinite Mind made all and includes all. This Mind does not make mistakes and subsequently correct them. God does not cause man to sin, to be sick, or to die.

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.


Section 6


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.

***
Exodus 20:3

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

***
Revelation 1:8

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

***
John 8:58

    58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,
verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.
John 17:5,24

    5 And now, O Father, glorify thou
me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the
world was.

    24 Father, I will that they also,
whom thou hast given me, be with me
where I am; that they may behold my
glory, which thou hast given me: for
thou lovedst me before the foundation
of the world.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:8


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 554:4


    (Being is immortal)
    There is no such thing as mortality, nor are there properly any mortal beings, because being is immortal, like Deity, - or, rather, being and Deity are inseparable.

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

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


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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 557:18-27


    (The curse removed)
    Divine Science rolls back the clouds of error with the light of Truth, and lifts the curtain on man as never born and as never dying, but as coexistent with his creator.
    Popular theology takes up the history of man as if he began materially right, but immediately fell into mental sin; whereas revealed religion proclaims the Science of Mind and its formations as being in accordance with the first chapter of the Old Testament, when God, Mind, spake and it was done.

Subheadings in this lesson

19 1 - Record of error
19 1 - Garden of Eden
19 1 - Creation reversed
19 1 - Hypnotic surgery
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - False womanhood
19 2 - Spirit and flesh
19 2 - Doom of the dragon
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - Fear comes of error
19 3 - Mortals are not immortals
19 3 - Mortality mythical
19 3 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 4 - Truth is not inverted
19 4 - Individual permanency
19 4 - God's man discerned
19 4 - Immortal birthright
19 4 - Man's entity spiritual
19 5 - Copartnership impossible
19 5 - Two infinite creators absurd
19 5 - Only one standard
19 5 - A type of falsehood
19 5 - Birth and death unreal
19 5 - Adam and the senses
19 6 - The infinitude of God
19 6 - Being is immortal
19 6 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
19 6 - The curse removed


November 14,1909

Subject: 20

MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Revelation 2:10

    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.


Responsive Reading


Zechariah 7:8-14

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

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

    10 And oppress not the widow, nor
the fatherless, the stranger, nor the
poor; and let none of you imagine
evil against his brother in your
heart.

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

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

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

    14 But I scattered them with a
whirlwind among all the nations whom
they knew not. Thus the land was
desolate after them, that no man
passed through nor returned: for they
laid the pleasant land desolate.
Zechariah 8:1,3,7,8,16,17

    1 Again the word of the Lord of
hosts came to me, saying,

    3 Thus saith the Lord; I am
returned unto Zion, and will dwell in
the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem
shall be called a city of truth; and
the mountain of the Lord of hosts the
holy mountain.

    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.

    16 #These are the things that ye
shall do; speak ye every man the
truth to his neighbour; execute the
judgment of truth and peace in your
gates:

    17 And let none of you imagine evil
in your hearts against his neighbour;
and love no false oath: for all these
are things that I hate, saith the
Lord.


Section 1


Jeremiah 7:1,3,22-27

    1 The word that came to Jeremiah
from the Lord, saying,

    3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel, Amend your ways and
your doings, and I will cause you to
dwell in this place.

    22 For I spake not unto your
fathers, nor commanded them in the
day that I brought them out of the
land of Egypt, concerning burnt
offerings or sacrifices:

    23 But this thing commanded I them,
saying, Obey my voice, and I will be
your God, and ye shall be my people:
and walk ye in all the ways that I
have commanded you, that it may be
well unto you.

    24 But they hearkened not, nor
inclined their ear, but walked in the
counsels and in the imagination of
their evil heart, and went backward,
and not forward.

    25 Since the day that your fathers
came forth out of the land of Egypt
unto this day I have even sent unto
you all my servants the prophets,
daily rising up early and sending
them:

    26 Yet they hearkened not unto me,
nor inclined their ear, but hardened
their neck: they did worse than their
fathers.

    27 Therefore thou shalt speak all
these words unto them; but they will
not hearken to thee: thou shalt also
call unto them; but they will not
answer thee.

***
Isaiah 6:9

    9 #And he said, Go, and tell this
people, Hear ye indeed, but
understand not; and see ye indeed,
but perceive not.

***
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:

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:8


    (Real being never lost)
    Mortals are unacquainted with the reality of existence, because matter and mortality do not reflect the facts of Spirit.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 263:1-10


    (Human egotism)
    Mortals are egotists. They believe themselves to be independent workers, personal authors, and even privileged originators of something which Deity would not or could not create. The creations of mortal mind are material. Immortal spiritual man alone represents the truth of creation.
    (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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 85:23-27


    (Hypocrisy condemned)
    Both Jew and Gentile may have had acute corporeal senses, but mortals need spiritual sense. Jesus knew the generation to be wicked and adulterous, seeking the material more than the spiritual. His thrusts at materialism were sharp, but needed.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 371:7


    (Ghost-stories inducing fear)
    By those uninstructed in Christian Science, nothing is really understood of material existence. Mortals are believed to be here without their consent and to be removed as involuntarily, not knowing why nor when. As frightened children look everywhere for the imaginary ghost, so sick humanity sees danger in every direction, and looks for relief in all ways except the right one. Darkness induces fear. The adult, in bondage to his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness, before he can get rid of the illusive sufferings which throng the gloaming. The way in divine Science is the only way out of this condition.


Section 2


Deuteronomy 18:15-19

    15 #The Lord thy God will raise up
unto thee a Prophet from the midst of
thee, of thy brethren, like unto me;
unto him ye shall hearken;

    16 According to all that thou
desiredst of the Lord thy God in
Horeb in the day of the assembly,
saying, Let me not hear again the
voice of the Lord my God, neither let
me see this great fire any more, that
I die not.

    17 And the Lord said unto me, They
have well spoken that which they have
spoken.

    18 I will raise them up a Prophet
from among their brethren, like unto
thee, and will put my words in his
mouth; and he shall speak unto them
all that I shall command him.

    19 And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever will not hearken unto my
words which he shall speak in my
name, I will require it of him.

***
Acts 3:13,19,22,25,26

    13 The God of Abraham, and of
Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our
fathers, hath glorified his Son
Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and
denied him in the presence of Pilate,
when he was determined to let him go.


    19 #Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord;

    22 For Moses truly said unto the
fathers, A prophet shall the Lord
your God raise up unto you of your
brethren, like unto me; him shall ye
hear in all things whatsoever he
shall say unto you.

    25 Ye are the children of the
prophets, and of the covenant which
God made with our fathers, saying
unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall
all the kindreds of the earth be
blessed.

    26 Unto you first God, having
raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to
bless you, in turning away every one
of you from his iniquities.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 350:24


    (The divine life-link)
    "The Word was made flesh." Divine Truth must be known by its effects on the body as well as on the mind, before the Science of being can be demonstrated. Hence its embodiment in the incarnate Jesus, - that life-link forming the connection through which the real reaches the unreal, Soul rebukes sense, and Truth destroys error.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 332:11,23-30

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


    (-9- The Son of God)
    The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual, - yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." The corporeal man Jesus was human.
    (-11- Christ Jesus)
    XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. Mary's conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus. He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 20:16


    (Perfect example)
    "Despised and rejected of men," returning blessing for cursing, he taught mortals the opposite of themselves, even the nature of God; and when error felt the power of Truth, the scourge and the cross awaited the great Teacher. Yet he swerved not, well knowing that to obey the divine order and trust God, saves retracing and traversing anew the path from sin to holiness.


Section 3


I Corinthians 15:34,53,54

    34 Awake to righteousness, and sin
not; for some have not the knowledge
of God: I speak this to your shame.

    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.

***
Psalm 50:16,18,19,21

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

    18 When thou sawest a thief, then
thou consentedst with him, and hast
been partaker with adulterers.

    19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil,
and thy tongue frameth deceit.

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

***
James 1:12

    12 Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried, he
shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to them
that love him.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 283:1


    (Truth is not inverted)
    As mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:7-19

    (Mind's true camera)
    Mortals must look beyond fading, finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things. Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm of Mind? We must look where we would walk, and we must act as possessing all power from Him in whom we have our being.
    (Self-completeness)
    As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.

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 4


Isaiah 55:7-9

    7 Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord, and
he will have mercy upon him; and to
our God, for he will abundantly
pardon.

    8 #For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the Lord.

    9 For as the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways, and my thoughts than
your thoughts.

***
Ephesians 5:8,11,13,14

    8 For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:

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

    13 But all things that are reproved
are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is
light.

    14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou
that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee
light.

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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being (PLATFORM) - 337:20

  (- MORTAL MIND - Sickness)

    (-27- True idea of man)
    XXVII. The true idea of man, as the reflection of the invisible God, is as incomprehensible to the limited senses as is man's infinite Principle. 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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 215:22


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 302:3-9


    (Identity not lost)
    The material body and mind are temporal, but the real man is spiritual and eternal. The identity of the real man is not lost, but found through this explanation; for the conscious infinitude of existence and of all identity is thereby discerned and remains unchanged. It is impossible that man should lose aught that is real, when God is all and eternally his.

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.


Section 5


Isaiah 63:16

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

***
Matthew 5:43-45

    43 #Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.

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

    45 That ye may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven: for
he maketh his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good, and sendeth rain on
the just and on the unjust.

***
I Peter 1:13-15

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

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

    15 But as he which hath called you
is holy, so be ye holy in all manner
of conversation;

***
Romans 8:14

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

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 444:27


    (Charity to those opposed)
    Immortals, or God's children in divine Science, are one harmonious family; but mortals, or the "children of men" in material sense, are discordant and ofttimes false brethren.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 476:1,21-5

(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


    (Man unfallen) God's man. Mortals are the counterfeits of immortals. They are the children of the wicked one, or the one evil, which declares that man begins in dust or as a material embryo. In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.
    (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."
    (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 6


Isaiah 57:15,18,19

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

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

    19 I create the fruit of the lips;
Peace, peace to him that is far off,
and to him that is near, saith the
Lord; and I will heal him.

***
Deuteronomy 33:27,28

    27 The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting
arms: and he shall thrust out the
enemy from before thee; and shall
say, Destroy them.

    28 Israel then shall dwell in
safety alone: the fountain of Jacob
shall be upon a land of corn and
wine; also his heavens shall drop
down dew.

***
I Timothy 6:12

    12 Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast
professed a good profession before
many witnesses.

***
Revelation 21:7

    7 He that overcometh shall inherit
all things; and I will be his God, and
he shall be my son.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 247:13-24


    (Eternal beauty)
    Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, - the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense.
    (The divine loveliness)
    Comeliness and grace are independent of matter. Being possesses its qualities before they are perceived humanly. Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 248:4

    (Love's endowment)
    One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful. Men and women of riper years and larger lessons ought to ripen into health and immortality, instead of lapsing into darkness or gloom. Immortal Mind feeds the body with supernal freshness and fairness, supplying it with beautiful images of thought and destroying the woes of sense which each day brings to a nearer tomb.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 191:24


    (Spiritual freedom)
    The Science of being reveals man and immortality as based on Spirit. Physical sense defines mortal man as based on matter, and from this premise infers the mortality of the body.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 81:25


    (Mind's manifestations immortal)
    Though the inharmony resulting from material sense hides the harmony of Science, inharmony cannot destroy the divine Principle of Science. In Science, man's immortality depends upon that of God, good, and follows as a necessary consequence of the immortality of good.

Subheadings in this lesson

20 1 - Real being never lost
20 1 - Human egotism
20 1 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 1 - Hypocrisy condemned
20 1 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
20 2 - The divine life-link
20 2 - -9- The Son of God
20 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
20 2 - Perfect example
20 3 - Truth is not inverted
20 3 - Godward gravitation
20 3 - Mind's true camera
20 3 - Self-completeness
20 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
20 4 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 4 - -27- True idea of man
20 4 - Light and darkness
20 4 - Identity not lost
20 4 - Man linked with Spirit
20 5 - Charity to those opposed
20 5 - Man unfallen
20 5 - Imperishable identity
20 5 - The kingdom within
20 6 - Eternal beauty
20 6 - The divine loveliness
20 6 - Love's endowment
20 6 - Spiritual freedom
20 6 - Mind's manifestations immortal


November 21,1909

Subject: 21

SOUL AND BODY.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 86:4

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


Responsive Reading


Acts 2:22,24-28,38,41-43,46,47

    22 Ye men of Israel, hear these
words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles
and wonders and signs, which God did
by him in the midst of you, as ye
yourselves also know:

    24 Whom God hath raised up, having
loosed the pains of death: because it
was not possible that he should be
holden of it.

    25 For David speaketh concerning
him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand,
that I should not be moved:

    26 Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad; moreover also
my flesh shall rest in hope:

    27 Because thou wilt not leave my
soul in hell, neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see
corruption.

    28 Thou hast made known to me the
ways of life; thou shalt make me full
of joy with thy countenance.

    38 Then Peter said unto them,
Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for
the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    41 #Then they that gladly received
his word were baptized: and the same
day there were added unto them about
three thousand souls.

    42 And they continued stedfastly in
the apostles' doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread,
and in prayers.

    43 And fear came upon every soul:
and many wonders and signs were done
by the apostles.

    46 And they, continuing daily with
one accord in the temple, and breaking
bread from house to house, did eat
their meat with gladness and
singleness of heart,

    47 Praising God, and having favour
with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as
should be saved.


Section 1


Psalm 103:1-5

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

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

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

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

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

***
Lamentations 3:24,25,57,58

    24 The Lord is my portion, saith my
soul; therefore will I hope in him.

    25 The Lord is good unto them that
wait for him, to the soul that seeketh
him.

    57 Thou drewest near in the day
that I called upon thee: thou saidst,
Fear not.

    58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the
causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed
my life.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 477:19-2

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


    (Reflection of Spirit)
    Question. - What are body and Soul?
    Answer. - Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love. Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter. Soul can never reflect anything inferior to Spirit.
    (Man inseperable from Spirit)
    Man is the expression of Soul. The Indians caught some glimpses of the underlying reality, when they called a certain beautiful lake "the smile of the Great Spirit." Separated from man, who expresses Soul, Spirit would be a nonentity; man, divorced from Spirit, would lose his entity. But there is, there can be, no such division, for man is coexistent with God.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 482:3

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 207:15


    (Evident impossibilities)
    Body is not first and Soul last, nor is evil mightier than good. The Science of being repudiates self-evident impossibilities, such as the amalgamation of Truth and error in cause or effect. Science separates the tares and wheat in time of harvest.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 167:1-6


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


Section 2


Ezekiel 18:1,4,5,7,9

    1 The word of the Lord came unto
me again, saying,

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

    5 #But if a man be just, and do
that which is lawful and right,

    7 And hath not oppressed any, but
hath restored to the debtor his
pledge, hath spoiled none by
violence, hath given his bread to the
hungry, and hath covered the naked
with a garment;

    9 Hath walked in my statutes, and
hath kept my judgments, to deal
truly; he is just, he shall surely
live, saith the Lord God.

***
I John 1:3

    3 That which we have seen and heard
declare we unto you, that ye also may
have fellowship with us: and truly
our fellowship is with the Father,
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
I John 3:5

    5 And ye know that he was
manifested to take away our sins; and
in him is no sin.
I John 5:18

    18 We know that whosoever is born
of God sinneth not; but he that is
begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him not.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 310:18-26


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 311:7-25

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


Section 3


Job 19:25-27

    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.

***
I Corinthians 15:50-52

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

    51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We
shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,

    52 In a moment, in the twinkling of
an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead
shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 320:24


    (Job, on the resurrection)
    The one important interpretation of Scripture is the spiritual. For example, the text, "In my flesh shall I see God," gives a profound idea of the divine power to heal the ills of the flesh, and encourages mortals to hope in Him who healeth all our diseases; whereas this passage is continually quoted as if Job intended to declare that even if disease and worms destroyed his body, yet in the latter days he should stand in celestial perfection before Elohim, still clad in material flesh, - an interpretation which is just the opposite of the true, as may be seen by studying the book of Job. As Paul says, in his first epistle to the Corinthians, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God."

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 39:10


    (A belief suicidal)
    The educated belief that Soul is in the body causes mortals to regard death as a friend, as a stepping-stone out of mortality into immortality and bliss. The Bible calls death an enemy, and Jesus overcame death and the grave instead of yielding to them. He was "the way." To him, therefore, death was not the threshold over which he must pass into living glory.


Section 4


Isaiah 55:1-3,12,13

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

    2 Wherefore do ye spend money for
that which is not bread? and your
labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat
ye that which is good, and let your
soul delight itself in fatness.

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

    12 For ye shall go out with joy,
and be led forth with peace: the
mountains and the hills shall break
forth before you into singing, and
all the trees of the field shall clap
their hands.

    13 Instead of the thorn shall come
up the fir tree, and instead of the
brier shall come up the myrtle tree:
and it shall be to the Lord for a
name, for an everlasting sign that
shall not be cut off.

***
Matthew 11:25,28-30

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

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

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

    30 For my yoke is easy, and my
burden is light.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 60:29-11


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

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


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 210:11


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


Section 5


Luke 1:46,47,49,50

    46 And Mary said, My soul doth
magnify the Lord,

    47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Saviour.

    49 For he that is mighty hath done
to me great things; and holy is his
name.

    50 And his mercy is on them that
fear him from generation to
generation.

***
John 15:7,11

    7 If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what ye
will, and it shall be done unto you.

    11 These things have I spoken unto
you, that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full.
John 16:22,24

    22 And ye now therefore have
sorrow: but I will see you again, and
your heart shall rejoice, and your
joy no man taketh from you.

    24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing
in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full.

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 - 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 390:4


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


Section 6


II Corinthians 5:1,6,8,16

    1 For we know that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens.

    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.

***
Revelation 21:2-4,23

    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.

    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.

582:14 Chapter 17: Glossary
(BRIDE)

    BRIDE. Purity and innocence, conceiving man in the idea of God; a sense of Soul, which has spiritual bliss and enjoys but cannot suffer.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 574:25


    (Spiritual wedlock)
    Think of this, dear reader, for it will lift the sackcloth from your eyes, and you will behold the soft-winged dove descending upon you. The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares. Then thought gently whispers: "Come hither! Arise from your false consciousness into the true sense of Love, and behold the Lamb's wife, - Love wedded to its own spiritual idea." Then cometh the marriage feast, for this revelation will destroy forever the physical plagues imposed by material sense.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 576:8-25

    (The shrine celestial)
    In Revelation xxi. 22, further describing this holy city, the beloved Disciple writes: -



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



    There was no temple, - that is, no material structure in which to worship God, for He must be worshipped in spirit and in love. The word temple also means body. The Revelator was familiar with Jesus' use of this word, as when Jesus spoke of his material body as the temple to be temporarily rebuilt (John ii. 21). What further indication need we of the real man's incorporeality than this, that John saw heaven and earth with "no temple [body] therein"? This kingdom of God "is within you," - is within reach of man's consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it. In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.

Subheadings in this lesson

21 1 - Reflection of Spirit
21 1 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 1 - Soul defined
21 1 - Evident impossibilities
21 1 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 2 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Sin only of the flesh
21 2 - Soul impeccable
21 3 - Job, on the resurrection
21 3 - The chief stones in the temple
21 3 - A belief suicidal
21 4 - Spiritual concord
21 4 - Ascendency of good
21 4 - Love impartial and universal
21 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 5 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 5 - Truth's witness
21 5 - Ultimate harmony
21 6 - Spiritual wedlock
21 6 - The shrine celestial


November 28,1909

Subject: 22

ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.

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-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 47:10

    10 #For thou hast trusted in thy
wickedness: thou hast said, None
seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy
knowledge, it hath perverted thee;
and thou hast said in thine heart, I
am, and none else beside me.


Responsive Reading


Acts 13:1-12

    1 Now there were in the church
that was at Antioch certain prophets
and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon
that was called Niger, and Lucius of
Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been
brought up with Herod the tetrarch,
and Saul.

    2 As they ministered to the Lord,
and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,
Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the
work whereunto I have called them.

    3 And when they had fasted and
prayed, and laid their hands on them,
they sent them away.

    4 #So they, being sent forth by the
Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia;
and from thence they sailed to
Cyprus.

    5 And when they were at Salamis,
they preached the word of God in the
synagogues of the Jews: and they had
also John to their minister.

    6 And when they had gone through
the isle unto Paphos, they found a
certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a
Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

    7 Which was with the deputy of the
country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent
man; who called for Barnabas and
Saul, and desired to hear the word of
God.

    8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so
is his name by interpretation)
withstood them, seeking to turn away
the deputy from the faith.

    9 Then Saul, (who also is called
Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost,
set his eyes on him,

    10 And said, O full of all subtilty
and all mischief, thou child of the
devil, thou enemy of all
righteousness, wilt thou not cease to
pervert the right ways of the Lord?

    11 And now, behold, the hand of the
Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be
blind, not seeing the sun for a
season. And immediately there fell on
him a mist and a darkness; and he
went about seeking some to lead him
by the hand.

    12 Then the deputy, when he saw
what was done, believed, being
astonished at the doctrine of the
Lord.


Section 1


Genesis 3:1-6

    1 Now the serpent was more subtil
than any beast of the field which the
Lord God had made. And he said unto
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye
shall not eat of every tree of the
garden?

    2 And the woman said unto the
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
the trees of the garden:

    3 But of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die.

    4 And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die:

    5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.

    6 And when the woman saw that the
tree was good for food, and that it
was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to be desired to make one wise, she
took of the fruit thereof, and did
eat, and gave also unto her husband
with her; and he did eat.

***
Deuteronomy 11:16

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 269:3-5


    (Confusion confounded)
    From first to last the supposed coexistence of Mind and matter and the mingling of good and evil have resulted from the philosophy of the serpent.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 306:32

    (The serpent's whisper)
    The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, "Ye shall be as gods;" that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 307:14-20

    (Bad results from error)
    This error has proved itself to be error. Its life is found to be not Life, but only a transient, false sense of an existence which ends in death. Error charges its lie to Truth and says: "The Lord knows it. He has made man mortal and material, out of matter instead of Spirit." Thus error partakes of its own nature and utters its own falsities.

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

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

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.


Section 2


Romans 1:18,21,22,25

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

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

    22 Professing themselves to be
wise, they became fools,

    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.

***
Philipians 3:17-19

    17 Brethren, be followers together
of me, and mark them which walk so as
ye have us for an ensample.

    18 (For many walk, of whom I have
told you often, and now tell you even
weeping, that they are the enemies of
the cross of Christ:

    19 Whose end is destruction, whose
God is their belly, and whose glory is
in their shame, who mind earthly
things.)

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 171:31


    (Matter versus Spirit)
    The fundamental error lies in the supposition that man is a material outgrowth and that the cognizance of good or evil, which he has through the bodily senses, constitutes his happiness or misery.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 296:26-7


    (Mixed testimony)
    Mortal mind judges by the testimony of the material senses, until Science obliterates this false testimony. An improved belief is one step out of error, and aids in taking the next step and in understanding the situation in Christian Science.
    (Belief an autocrat)
    Mortal belief is a liar from the beginning, not deserving power. It says to mortals, "You are wretched!" and they think they are so; and nothing can change this state, until the belief changes. Mortal belief says, "You are happy!" and mortals are so; and no circumstance can alter the situation, until the belief on this subject changes. Human belief says to mortals, "You are sick!" and this testimony manifests itself on the body as sickness.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 294:9-10,15-24

    (Mortal verdict)
    The belief that matter thinks, sees, or feels is not more real than the belief that matter enjoys and suffers. This verdict of the so-called material senses victimizes mortals, taught, as they are by physiology and pathology, to revere false testimony, even the errors that are destroyed by Truth through spiritual sense and Science.
    (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.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 322:15-22

    (Saving the inebriate)
    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.


Section 3


Joshua 9:3-5,8,9,11,14,15

    3 #And when the inhabitants of
Gibeon heard what Joshua had done
unto Jericho and to Ai,

    4 They did work wilily, and went
and made as if they had been
ambassadors, and took old sacks upon
their asses, and wine bottles, old,
and rent, and bound up;

    5 And old shoes and clouted upon
their feet, and old garments upon
them; and all the bread of their
provision was dry and mouldy.

    8 And they said unto Joshua, We are
thy servants. And Joshua said unto
them, Who are ye? and from whence
come ye?

    9 And they said unto him, From a
very far country thy servants are
come because of the name of the Lord
thy God: for we have heard the fame
of him, and all that he did in Egypt,


    11 Wherefore our elders and all the
inhabitants of our country spake to
us, saying, Take victuals with you
for the journey, and go to meet them,
and say unto them, We are your
servants: therefore now make ye a
league with us.

    14 And the men took of their
victuals, and asked not counsel at
the mouth of the Lord.

    15 And Joshua made peace with them,
and made a league with them, to let
them live: and the princes of the
congregation sware unto them.

***
Isaiah 11:1-3

    1 And there shall come forth a rod
out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots:

    2 And the spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom
and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the
Lord;

    3 And shall make him of quick
understanding in the fear of the
Lord: and he shall not judge after
the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing of his
ears:

***
John 5:31,32

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 293:32-4


    (Instruments of error)
    The five physical senses are the avenues and instruments of human error, and they correspond with error. These senses indicate the common human belief, that life, substance, and intelligence are a unison of matter with Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:17

    (Five senses deceptive)
    When what we erroneously term the five physical senses are misdirected, they are simply the manifested beliefs of mortal mind, which affirm that life, substance, and intelligence are material, instead of spiritual. These false beliefs and their products constitute the flesh, and the flesh wars against Spirit.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 299:18

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

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 489:13

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


    (Decalogue disregarded)
    Corporeal sense defrauds and lies; it breaks all the commands of the Mosaic Decalogue to meet its own demands. How then can this sense be the God-given channel to man of divine blessings or understanding? How can man, reflecting God, be dependent on material means for knowing, hearing, seeing? Who dares to say that the senses of man can be at one time the medium for sinning against God, at another the medium for obeying God? An affirmative reply would contradict the Scripture, for the same fountain sendeth not forth sweet waters and bitter.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 287:27


    (Error unveiled)
    The five material senses testify to truth and error as united in a mind both good and evil. Their false evidence will finally yield to Truth, - to the recognition of Spirit and of the spiritual creation.


Section 4


Daniel 7:15,16,19,23-27

    15 I Daniel was grieved in my
spirit in the midst of my body, and
the visions of my head troubled me.

    16 I came near unto one of them
that stood by, and asked him the
truth of all this. So he told me, and
made me know the interpretation of
the things.

    19 Then I would know the truth of
the fourth beast, which was diverse
from all the others, exceeding
dreadful, whose teeth were of iron,
and his nails of brass; which
devoured, brake in pieces, and
stamped the residue with his feet;

    23 Thus he said, The fourth beast
shall be the fourth kingdom upon
earth, which shall be diverse from
all kingdoms, and shall devour the
whole earth, and shall tread it down,
and break it in pieces.

    24 And the ten horns out of this
kingdom are ten kings that shall
arise: and another shall rise after
them; and he shall be diverse from
the first, and he shall subdue three
kings.

    25 And he shall speak great words
against the most High, and shall wear
out the saints of the most High, and
think to change times and laws: and
they shall be given into his hand
until a time and times and the
dividing of time.

    26 But the judgment shall sit, and
they shall take away his dominion, to
consume and to destroy it unto the
end.

    27 And the kingdom and dominion,
and the greatness of the kingdom
under the whole heaven, shall be
given to the people of the saints of
the most High, whose kingdom is an
everlasting kingdom, and all
dominions shall serve and obey him.

***
Revelation 17:12-14

    12 And the ten horns which thou
sawest are ten kings, which have
received no kingdom as yet; but
receive power as kings one hour with
the beast.

    13 These have one mind, and shall
give their power and strength unto
the beast.

    14 These shall make war with the
Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
them: for he is Lord of lords, and
King of kings: and they that are with
him are called, and chosen, and
faithful.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 563:11-18


    (The dragon as a type) The ten horns of the dragon typify the belief that matter has power of its own, and that by means of an evil mind in matter the Ten Commandments can be broken.
    (The sting of the serpent)
    The Revelator lifts the veil from this embodiment of all evil, and beholds its awful character; but he also sees the nothingness of evil and the allness of God.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 103:18-22


    (The genus of error)
    As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 102:18-23

    (Hidden agents) 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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 403:2-20


    (Wrong-doer should suffer)
    The great difference between voluntary and involuntary mesmerism is that voluntary mesmerism is induced consciously and should and does cause the perpetrator to suffer, while self-mesmerism is induced unconsciously and by his mistake a man is often instructed. In the first instance it is understood that the difficulty is a mental illusion, while in the second it is believed that the misfortune is a material effect. The human mind is employed to remove the illusion in one case, but matter is appealed to in the other. In reality, both have their origin in the human mind, and can be healed only by the divine Mind.
    (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


Ezekiel 29:1-3,6,7

    1 In the tenth year, in the tenth
month, in the twelfth day of the
month, the word of the Lord came unto
me, saying,

    2 Son of man, set thy face against
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy
against him, and against all Egypt:

    3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the
Lord God; Behold, I am against thee,
Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great
dragon that lieth in the midst of his
rivers, which hath said, My river is
mine own, and I have made it for
myself.

    6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt
shall know that I am the Lord, because
they have been a staff of reed to the
house of Israel.

    7 When they took hold of thee by
thy hand, thou didst break, and rend
all their shoulder: and when they
leaned upon thee, thou brakest, and
madest all their loins to be at a
stand.

***
John 16:7,8,14

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

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

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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:10


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:25-32

    (The divine completeness)
    Our material human theories are destitute of Science. The true understanding of God is spiritual. It robs the grave of victory. It destroys the false evidence that misleads thought and points to other gods, or other so-called powers, such as matter, disease, sin, and death, superior or contrary to the one Spirit.
    Truth, spiritually discerned, is scientifically understood. It casts out error and heals the sick.

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.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 400:4


    (Confirmation in a parable)
    Mortal mind is "the strong man," which must be held in subjection before its influence upon health and morals can be removed. This error conquered, we can despoil "the strong man" of his goods, - namely, of sin and disease.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 286:1-6


    (Salvation is through reform)
    To seek Truth through belief in a human doctrine is not to understand the infinite. We must not seek the immutable and immortal through the finite, mutable, and mortal, and so depend upon belief instead of demonstration, for this is fatal to a knowledge of Science.


Section 6


Luke 11:21,22

    21 When a strong man armed keepeth
his palace, his goods are in peace:

    22 But when a stronger than he
shall come upon him, and overcome
him, he taketh from him all his
armour wherein he trusted, and
divideth his spoils.

***
Isaiah 49:24,25

    24 #Shall the prey be taken from
the mighty, or the lawful captive
delivered?

    25 But thus saith the Lord, Even
the captives of the mighty shall be
taken away, and the prey of the
terrible shall be delivered: for I
will contend with him that contendeth
with thee, and I will save thy
children.

***
Colossians 2:13-15

    13 And you, being dead in your sins
and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath he quickened together with him,
having forgiven you all trespasses;

    14 Blotting out the handwriting of
ordinances that was against us, which
was contrary to us, and took it out
of the way, nailing it to his cross;

    15 And having spoiled
principalities and powers, he made a
shew of them openly, triumphing over
them in it.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 97:13


    (Dangerous resemblances)
    The nearer a false belief approaches truth without passing the boundary where, having been destroyed by divine Love, it ceases to be even an illusion, the riper it becomes for destruction. 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.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:4-5,15-23

    (The darkest hours of all)
    Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spiritualization will follow, for Love is Spirit.
    (Arena of contest)
    The breaking up of material beliefs may seem to be famine and pestilence, want and woe, sin, sickness, and death, which assume new phases until their nothingness appears. These disturbances will continue until the end of error, when all discord will be swallowed up in spiritual Truth.
    Mortal error will vanish in a moral chemicalization. This mental fermentation has begun, and will continue until all errors of belief yield to understanding.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - 106:15-29


    (Right methods)
    Let this age, which sits in judgment on Christian Science, sanction only such methods as are demonstrable in Truth and known by their fruit, and classify all others as did St. Paul in his great epistle to the Galatians, when he wrote as follows:
    "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

Subheadings in this lesson

22 1 - Confusion confounded
22 1 - The serpent's whisper
22 1 - Bad results from error
22 1 - Sensationless body
22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 2 - Matter versus Spirit
22 2 - Mixed testimony
22 2 - Belief an autocrat
22 2 - Mortal verdict
22 2 - Mythical pleasure
22 2 - Saving the inebriate
22 3 - Instruments of error
22 3 - Five senses deceptive
22 3 - Knowledge and Truth
22 3 - Decalogue disregarded
22 3 - Error unveiled
22 4 - The dragon as a type
22 4 - The sting of the serpent
22 4 - The genus of error
22 4 - Hidden agents
22 4 - Wrong-doer should suffer
22 4 - Error's power imaginary
22 5 - Science versus sense
22 5 - The divine completeness
22 5 - Spiritual tangibility
22 5 - Confirmation in a parable
22 5 - Salvation is through reform
22 6 - Dangerous resemblances
22 6 - The darkest hours of all
22 6 - Arena of contest
22 6 - Right methods


December 5,1909

Subject: 23

GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Psalm 102:25

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


Responsive Reading


Isaiah 45:1-3,5,6,8,11,12,14,16,17,19,22

    1 Thus saith the Lord to his
anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand
I have holden, to subdue nations
before him; and I will loose the
loins of kings, to open before him
the two leaved gates; and the gates
shall not be shut;

    2 I will go before thee, and make
the crooked places straight: I will
break in pieces the gates of brass,
and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

    3 And I will give thee the
treasures of darkness, and hidden
riches of secret places, that thou
mayest know that I, the Lord, which
call thee by thy name, am the God of
Israel.

    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.

    8 Drop down, ye heavens, from
above, and let the skies pour down
righteousness: let the earth open,
and let them bring forth salvation,
and let righteousness spring up
together; I the Lord have created it.


    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.

    14 Thus saith the Lord, The labour
of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia
and of the Sabeans, men of stature,
shall come over unto thee, and they
shall be thine: they shall come after
thee; in chains they shall come over,
and they shall fall down unto thee,
they shall make supplication unto
thee, saying, Surely God is in thee;
and there is none else, there is no
God.

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

    17 But Israel shall be saved in the
Lord with an everlasting salvation:
ye shall not be ashamed nor
confounded world without end.

    19 I have not spoken in secret, in
a dark place of the earth: I said not
unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in
vain: I the Lord speak righteousness,
I declare things that are right.

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


Section 1


I Chronicles 16:8,9

    8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call
upon his name, make known his deeds
among the people.

    9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto
him, talk ye of all his wondrous
works.

***
Psalm 33:6,9

    6 By the word of the Lord were the
heavens made; and all the host of them
by the breath of his mouth.

    9 For he spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.
Psalm 135:6

    6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that
did he in heaven, and in earth, in
the seas, and all deep places.

***
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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:30


    (Mind the only cause)
    Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms.

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.

588:15 Chapter 17: Glossary
(I, or EGO)

    All the objects of God's creation reflect one Mind, and whatever reflects not this one Mind, is false and erroneous, even the belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 270:7(begin Only)


    (Rejected theories) Only by understanding that there is but one power, - not two powers, matter and Mind, - are scientific and logical conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; ;and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.


Section 2


Genesis 2:4,5

    4 #These are the generations of the
heavens and of the earth when they
were created, in the day that the
Lord God made the earth and the
heavens,

    5 And every plant of the field
before it was in the earth, and every
herb of the field before it grew: for
the Lord God had not caused it to
rain upon the earth, and there was
not a man to till the ground.

***
Isaiah 40:26

    26 Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by
number: he calleth them all by names
by the greatness of his might, for
that he is strong in power; not one
faileth.
Isaiah 51:6

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

***
John 3:6

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

***
I John 2:15,16

    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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 256:5


    (No material creation)
    All things are created spiritually. Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 257:12

    (Matter is not substance)
    Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind is not the father of matter. The material senses and human conceptions would translate spiritual ideas into material beliefs, and would say that an anthropomorphic God, instead of infinite Principle, - in other words, divine Love, - is the father of the rain, "who hath begotten the drops of dew," who bringeth "forth Mazzaroth in his season," and guideth "Arcturus with his sons."

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 255:6-18

    (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.
    The human form, or physical finiteness, cannot be made the basis of any true idea of the infinite Godhead. Eye hath not seen Spirit, nor hath ear heard His voice.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 264:32-1

    (Godward gravitation)
    The universe of Spirit is peopled with spiritual beings, and its government is divine Science.


Section 3


John 9:1-3,6,7,18,24,30-33

    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.

    18 But the Jews did not believe
concerning him, that he had been
blind, and received his sight, until
they called the parents of him that
had received his sight.

    24 Then again called they the man
that was blind, and said unto him,
Give God the praise: we know that
this man is a sinner.

    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.

***
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.

***
Exodus 20:3

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 143:5


    (Methods rejected)
    It is plain that God does not employ drugs or hygiene, nor provide them for human use; else Jesus would have recommended and employed them in his healing. The sick are more deplorably lost than the sinning, if the sick cannot rely on God for help and the sinning can. The divine Mind never called matter medicine, and matter required a material and human belief before it could be considered as medicine.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 157:16

    (Drugging unchristian)
    If drugs are part of God's creation, which (according to the narrative in Genesis) He pronounced good, then drugs cannot be poisonous. If He could create drugs intrinsically bad, then they should never be used. If He creates drugs at all and designs them for medical use, why did Jesus not employ them and recommend them for the treatment of disease? Matter is not self-creative, for it is unintelligent. Erring mortal mind confers the power which the drug seems to possess.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 463:27


    (Unhesitating decision) 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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 169:23-2


    (Mind the only healer)
    It is mortal mind, not matter, which brings to the sick whatever good they may seem to receive from materiality. But the sick are never really healed except by means of the divine power. Only the action of Truth, Life, and Love can give harmony.
    (Modes of matter)
    Whatever teaches man to have other laws and to acknowledge other powers than the divine Mind, is anti-Christian. The good that a poisonous drug seems to do is evil, for it robs man of reliance on God, omnipotent Mind, and according to belief, poisons the human system.


Section 4


Jeremiah 7:2,17-19,23

    2 Stand in the gate of the Lord's
house, and proclaim there this word,
and say, Hear the word of the Lord,
all ye of Judah, that enter in at
these gates to worship the Lord.

    17 #Seest thou not what they do in
the cities of Judah and in the streets
of Jerusalem?

    18 The children gather wood, and
the fathers kindle the fire, and the
women knead their dough, to make
cakes to the queen of heaven, and to
pour out drink offerings unto other
gods, that they may provoke me to
anger.

    19 Do they provoke me to anger?
saith the Lord: do they not provoke
themselves to the confusion of their
own faces?

    23 But this thing commanded I them,
saying, Obey my voice, and I will be
your God, and ye shall be my people:
and walk ye in all the ways that I
have commanded you, that it may be
well unto you.

***
I Peter 4:17

    17 For the time is come that
judgment must begin at the house of
God: and if it first begin at us,
what shall the end be of them that
obey not the gospel of God?

***
Psalm 99:5

    5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, and
worship at his footstool; for he is
holy.

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


    (Logic and revelation)
    Good does not create a mind susceptible of causing evil, for evil is the opposing error and not the truth of creation. Destructive electricity is not the offspring of infinite good. Whatever contradicts the real nature of the divine Esse, though human faith may clothe it with angelic vestments, is without foundation.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 450:29-2


    (False claims annihilated)
    Knowing the claim of animal magnetism, that all evil combines in the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter, electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny that these are the errors which Truth must and will annihilate?

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:18


    (No material law)
    Mind's government of the body must supersede the so-called laws of matter. Obedience to material law prevents full obedience to spiritual law, - the law which overcomes material conditions and puts matter under the feet of Mind. Mortals entreat the divine Mind to heal the sick, and forthwith shut out the aid of Mind by using material means, thus working against themselves and their prayers and denying man's God-given ability to demonstrate Mind's sacred power. Pleas for drugs and laws of health come from some sad incident, or else from ignorance of Christian Science and its transcendent power.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 129:21-24


    (Ontology needed)
    We must abandon pharmaceutics, and take up ontology, - "the science of real being." We must look deep into realism instead of accepting only the outward sense of things.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 455:28


    (Integrity assured)
    This strong point in Christian Science is not to be overlooked, - that the same fountain cannot send forth both sweet waters and bitter. The higher your attainment in the Science of mental healing and teaching, the more impossible it will become for you intentionally to influence mankind adverse to its highest hope and achievement.


Section 5


John 12:46

    46 I am come a light into the
world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.

***
Luke 11:33-35

    33 No man, when he hath lighted a
candle, putteth it in a secret place,
neither under a bushel, but on a
candlestick, that they which come in
may see the light.

    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.

***
Genesis 1:3-5

    3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

    4 And God saw the light, that it
was good: and God divided the light
from the darkness.

    5 And God called the light Day, and
the darkness he called Night. And the
evening and the morning were the
first day.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 504:6-20


    (Light preceding the sun)
    All questions as to the divine creation being both spiritual and material are answered in this passage, for though solar beams are not yet included in the record of creation, still there is light. This light is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames, but it is the revelation of Truth and of spiritual ideas. This also shows that there is no place where God's light is not seen, since Truth, Life, and Love fill immensity and are ever-present. Was not this a revelation instead of a creation?
    (Evenings and mornings)
    The successive appearing of God's ideas is represented as taking place on so many evenings and mornings, - words which indicate, in the absence of solar time, spiritually clearer views of Him, views which are not implied by material darkness and dawn.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 262:9


    (Forgetfulness of self)
    We cannot fathom the nature and quality of God's creation by diving into the shallows of mortal belief. We must reverse our feeble flutterings - our efforts to find life and truth in matter - and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God. These clearer, higher views inspire the Godlike man to reach the absolute centre and circumference of his being.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 503:20,28


    (Mind's idea faultless)
    Immortal and divine Mind presents the idea of God: first, in light; second, in reflection; third, in spiritual and immortal forms of beauty and goodness. But this Mind creates no element nor symbol of discord and decay. God creates neither erring thought, mortal life, mutable truth, nor variable love.
    God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good.


Section 6


I Chronicles 16:11,12,14,16,17,29,31

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

    12 Remember his marvellous works
that he hath done, his wonders, and
the judgments of his mouth;

    14 He is the Lord our God; his
judgments are in all the earth.

    16 Even of the covenant which he
made with Abraham, and of his oath
unto Isaac;

    17 And hath confirmed the same to
Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an
everlasting covenant,

    29 Give unto the Lord the glory due
unto his name: bring an offering, and
come before him: worship the Lord in
the beauty of holiness.

    31 Let the heavens be glad, and let
the earth rejoice: and let men say
among the nations, The Lord reigneth.

***
Revelation 19:6

    6 And I heard as it were the voice
of a great multitude, and as the voice
of many waters, and as the voice of
mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia:
for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 511:11

    (Darkness scattered)
    In divine Science, which is the seal of Deity and has the impress of heaven, God is revealed as infinite light. In the eternal Mind, no night is there.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 513:6-10

    (Spiritual spheres)
    Advancing spiritual steps in the teeming universe of Mind lead on to spiritual spheres and exalted beings. To material sense, this divine universe is dim and distant, gray in the sombre hues of twilight; but anon the veil is lifted, and the scene shifts into light.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 521:5

    (Spiritual narrative)
    All that is made is the work of God, and all is good. We leave this brief, glorious history of spiritual creation (as stated in the first chapter of Genesis) in the hands of God, not of man, in the keeping of Spirit, not matter, - joyfully acknowledging now and forever God's supremacy, omnipotence, and omnipresence.

Subheadings in this lesson

23 1 - Mind the only cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Rejected theories
23 2 - No material creation
23 2 - Matter is not substance
23 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 2 - Finite views of Deity
23 2 - Godward gravitation
23 3 - Methods rejected
23 3 - Drugging unchristian
23 3 - Unhesitating decision
23 3 - Mind the only healer
23 3 - Modes of matter
23 4 - Logic and revelation
23 4 - False claims annihilated
23 4 - No material law
23 4 - Ontology needed
23 4 - Integrity assured
23 5 - Light preceding the sun
23 5 - Evenings and mornings
23 5 - Forgetfulness of self
23 5 - Mind's idea faultless
23 6 - Spiritual subdivision
23 6 - Darkness scattered
23 6 - Spiritual spheres
23 6 - Spiritual narrative


December 12,1909

Subject: 24

GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

oo3o



-- Golden Text --

Isaiah 41:13

    13 For I the Lord thy God will hold
thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee.


Responsive Reading


Exodus 33:11-22

    11 And the Lord spake unto Moses
face to face, as a man speaketh unto
his friend. And he turned again into
the camp: but his servant Joshua, the
son of Nun, a young man, departed not
out of the tabernacle.

    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.

    15 And he said unto him, If thy
presence go not with me, carry us not
up hence.

    16 For wherein shall it be known
here that I and thy people have found
grace in thy sight? is it not in that
thou goest with us? so shall we be
separated, I and thy people, from all
the people that are upon the face of
the earth.

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

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

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

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

    21 And the Lord said, Behold, there
is a place by me, and thou shalt
stand upon a rock:

    22 And it shall come to pass, while
my glory passeth by, that I will put
thee in a clift of the rock, and will
cover thee with my hand while I pass
by:


Section 1


Nehemiah 9:6,7,9,20,21

    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.

    7 Thou art the Lord the God, who
didst choose Abram, and broughtest
him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees,
and gavest him the name of Abraham;

    9 And didst see the affliction of
our fathers in Egypt, and heardest
their cry by the Red sea;

    20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit
to instruct them, and withheldest not
thy manna from their mouth, and
gavest them water for their thirst.

    21 Yea, forty years didst thou
sustain them in the wilderness, so
that they lacked nothing; their
clothes waxed not old, and their feet
swelled not.

***
Psalm 36:6,7

    6 Thy righteousness is like the
great mountains; thy judgments are a
great deep: O Lord, thou preservest
man and beast.

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

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 505:16-21


    (Understanding imparted)
    Spirit imparts the understanding which uplifts consciousness and leads into all truth. The Psalmist saith: "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea." Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 550:5-7

    (Deep-reaching interrogations) God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 514:26-10

    (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. It supports Christian healing, and enables its possessor to emulate the example of Jesus. "And God saw that it was good."
    (The serpent harmless)
    Patience is symbolized by the tireless worm, creeping over lofty summits, persevering in its intent. The serpent of God's creating is neither subtle nor poisonous, but is a wise idea, charming in its adroitness, for Love's ideas are subject to the Mind which forms them, - the power which changeth the serpent into a staff.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 62:22


    (The Mind creative)
    The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts.


Section 2


Psalm 40:11,12

    11 Withhold not thou thy tender
mercies from me, O Lord: let thy
lovingkindness and thy truth
continually preserve me.

    12 For innumerable evils have
compassed me about: mine iniquities
have taken hold upon me, so that I am
not able to look up; they are more
than the hairs of mine head:
therefore my heart faileth me.

***
Isaiah 48:17,20,21

    17 Thus saith the Lord, thy
Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I
am the Lord thy God which teacheth
thee to profit, which leadeth thee by
the way that thou shouldest go.

    20 #Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye
from the Chaldeans, with a voice of
singing declare ye, tell this, utter
it even to the end of the earth; say
ye, The Lord hath redeemed his
servant Jacob.

    21 And they thirsted not when he
led them through the deserts: he
caused the waters to flow out of the
rock for them: he clave the rock
also, and the waters gushed out.

***
Micah 5:12,13

    12 And I will cut off witchcrafts
out of thine hand; and thou shalt
have no more soothsayers:

    13 Thy graven images also will I
cut off, and thy standing images out
of the midst of thee; and thou shalt
no more worship the work of thine
hands.

***
Revelation 2:26,28

    26 And he that overcometh, and
keepeth my works unto the end, to him
will I give power over the nations:

    28 And I will give him the morning
star.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:30-9


    (Man's entity spiritual)
    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.
    (Man inseparable from Love)
    It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness. Understanding this, Paul said: "Neither death, nor life, . . . nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 383:21


    (Beliefs illusive)
    The tobacco-user, eating or smoking poison for half a century, sometimes tells you that the weed preserves his health, but does this make it so? Does his assertion prove the use of tobacco to be a salubrious habit, and man to be the better for it? Such instances only prove the illusive physical effect of a false belief, confirming the Scriptural conclusion concerning a man, "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 406:6-13

    (The leaves of healing)
    Sin will submit to Christian Science when, in place of modes and forms, the power of God is understood and demonstrated in the healing of mortals, both mind and body. "Perfect Love casteth out fear."
    (Sickness will abate)
    The Science of being unveils the errors of sense, and spiritual perception, aided by Science, reaches Truth. Then error disappears.

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.


Section 3


Psalm 64:1

    1 Hear my voice, O God, in my
prayer: preserve my life from fear of
the enemy.

***
Isaiah 49:5,8-11

    5 #And now, saith the Lord that
formed me from the womb to be his
servant, to bring Jacob again to him,
Though Israel be not gathered, yet
shall I be glorious in the eyes of
the Lord, and my God shall be my
strength.

    8 Thus saith the Lord, In an
acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I
helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of
the people, to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate
heritages;

    9 That thou mayest say to the
prisoners, Go forth; to them that are
in darkness, Shew yourselves. They
shall feed in the ways, and their
pastures shall be in all high places.


    10 They shall not hunger nor
thirst; neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them: for he that hath
mercy on them shall lead them, even
by the springs of water shall he
guide them.

    11 And I will make all my mountains
a way, and my highways shall be
exalted.

***
Matthew 15:29-31

    29 And Jesus departed from thence,
and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee;
and went up into a mountain, and sat
down there.

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

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

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 182:30


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

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 374:18


    (Mind can destroy all ills)
    You confess to ignorance of the future and incapacity to preserve your own existence, and this belief helps rather than hinders disease. Such a state of mind induces sickness. It is like walking in darkness on the edge of a precipice. You cannot forget the belief of danger, and your steps are less firm because of your fear, and ignorance of mental cause and effect.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 387:27

    (Christian history)
    The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering.

o4oo Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked - xi:9

    The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or "God with us," - a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,


Section 4


Psalm 32:7

    7 Thou art my hiding place; thou
shalt preserve me from trouble; thou
shalt compass me about with songs of
deliverance.

***
Luke 8:22-25

    22 #Now it came to pass on a
certain day, that he went into a ship
with his disciples: and he said unto
them, Let us go over unto the other
side of the lake. And they launched
forth.

    23 But as they sailed he fell
asleep: and there came down a storm
of wind on the lake; and they were
filled with water, and were in
jeopardy.

    24 And they came to him, and awoke
him, saying, Master, master, we
perish. Then he arose, and rebuked
the wind and the raging of the water:
and they ceased, and there was a
calm.

    25 And he said unto them, Where is
your faith? And they being afraid
wondered, saying one to another, What
manner of man is this! for he
commandeth even the winds and water,
and they obey him.

***
Acts 20:7-10,12

    7 And upon the first day of the
week, when the disciples came
together to break bread, Paul
preached unto them, ready to depart
on the morrow; and continued his
speech until midnight.

    8 And there were many lights in the
upper chamber, where they were
gathered together.

    9 And there sat in a window a
certain young man named Eutychus,
being fallen into a deep sleep: and
as Paul was long preaching, he sunk
down with sleep, and fell down from
the third loft, and was taken up
dead.

    10 And Paul went down, and fell on
him, and embracing him said, Trouble
not yourselves; for his life is in
him.

    12 And they brought the young man
alive, and were not a little
comforted.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 397:12-22


    (Remedy for accidents)
    When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, "I am hurt!" Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real.
    Now reverse the process. Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why, and you will find the ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine metaphysics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures declare Him to be.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 393:16

    (No pain in matter)
    Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government. Have no fear that matter can ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind, when it is self-evident that matter can have no pain nor inflammation. Your body would suffer no more from tension or wounds than the trunk of a tree which you gash or the electric wire which you stretch, were it not for mortal mind.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 402:15

    (Indestructible life of man)
    In Science, no breakage nor dislocation can really occur. You say that accidents, injuries, and disease kill man, but this is not true. The life of man is Mind. The material body manifests only what mortal mind believes, whether it be a broken bone, disease, or sin.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 424:5-11

    (Accidents unknown to God)
    Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony.
    Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection.


Section 5


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.

***
Genesis 32:9-11

    9 #And Jacob said, O God of my
father Abraham, and God of my father
Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me,
Return unto thy country, and to thy
kindred, and I will deal well with
thee:

    10 I am not worthy of the least of
all the mercies, and of all the truth,
which thou hast shewed unto thy
servant; for with my staff I passed
over this Jordan; and now I am become
two bands.

    11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from
the hand of my brother, from the hand
of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will
come and smite me, and the mother
with the children.
Genesis 35:1-3

    1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise,
go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and
make there an altar unto God, that
appeared unto thee when thou fleddest
from the face of Esau thy brother.

    2 Then Jacob said unto his
household, and to all that were with
him, Put away the strange gods that
are among you, and be clean, and
change your garments:

    3 And let us arise, and go up to
Bethel; and I will make there an
altar unto God, who answered me in
the day of my distress, and was with
me in the way which I went.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 571:15


    (The armor of divinity)
    At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you. The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 561:1

    (Persecution harmful)
    The understanding of Truth and Love, the Principle which works out the ends of eternal good and destroys both faith in evil and the practice of evil, leads to the discernment of the divine idea.

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.

ooo1 Chapter 16: The Apocalypse - 566:1


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


Section 6


Isaiah 41:10

    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.

***
Matthew 26:51-53

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

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

    53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now
pray to my Father, and he shall
presently give me more than twelve
legions of angels?

***
John 10:15,17,18

    15 As the Father knoweth me, even
so know I the Father: and I lay down
my 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.

***
II Timothy 4:18

    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.

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.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 54:1-16

    (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.
    (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. 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.

ooo3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation - 494:5-11

(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.

Subheadings in this lesson

24 1 - Understanding imparted
24 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 1 - Creatures of God useful
24 1 - The serpent harmless
24 1 - The Mind creative
24 2 - Man's entity spiritual
24 2 - Man inseparable from Love
24 2 - Beliefs illusive
24 2 - The leaves of healing
24 2 - Sickness will abate
24 2 - Universal panacea
24 3 - No material law
24 3 - Mind can destroy all ills
24 3 - Christian history
24 4 - Remedy for accidents
24 4 - No pain in matter
24 4 - Indestructible life of man
24 4 - Accidents unknown to God
24 5 - The armor of divinity
24 5 - Persecution harmful
24 5 - Christian history
24 5 - Spiritual guidance
24 6 - Life-power indestructible
24 6 - Bearing our sins
24 6 - Inspiration of sacrifice
24 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love


December 19,1909

Subject: 25

IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

o3oo



-- Golden Text --

Hebrews 11:3

    3 Through faith we understand that
the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that things which are seen
were not made of things which do
appear.


Responsive Reading


Mark 13:14-19,24-32

    14 #But when ye shall see the
abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, standing where
it ought not, (let him that readeth
understand,) then let them that be in
Judaea flee to the mountains:

    15 And let him that is on the
housetop not go down into the house,
neither enter therein, to take any
thing out of his house:

    16 And let him that is in the field
not turn back again for to take up
his garment.

    17 But woe to them that are with
child, and to them that give suck in
those days!

    18 And pray ye that your flight be
not in the winter.

    19 For in those days shall be
affliction, such as was not from the
beginning of the creation which God
created unto this time, neither shall
be.

    24 #But in those days, after that
tribulation, the sun shall be
darkened, and the moon shall not give
her light,

    25 And the stars of heaven shall
fall, and the powers that are in
heaven shall be shaken.

    26 And then shall they see the Son
of man coming in the clouds with great
power and glory.

    27 And then shall he send his
angels, and shall gather together his
elect from the four winds, from the
uttermost part of the earth to the
uttermost part of heaven.

    28 Now learn a parable of the fig
tree; When her branch is yet tender,
and putteth forth leaves, ye know
that summer is near:

    29 So ye in like manner, when ye
shall see these things come to pass,
know that it is nigh, even at the
doors.

    30 Verily I say unto you, that this
generation shall not pass, till all
these things be done.

    31 Heaven and earth shall pass
away: but my words shall not pass
away.

    32 #But of that day and that hour
knoweth no man, no, not the angels
which are in heaven, neither the Son,
but the Father.


Section 1


Genesis 1:1,26,27

    1 In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth.

    26 #And God said, Let us make man
in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over
all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth.

    27 So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:1,6,7,9

    1 Thus the heavens and the earth
were finished, and all the host of
them.

    6 But there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of
the ground.

    7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

    9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.

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 - 299:18


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

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 206:21


    (Birth and death unreal)
    Is God creating anew what He has already created? The Scriptures are definite on this point, declaring that His work was finished, nothing is new to God, and that it was good.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 524:28-4


    (Creation reversed) Could Spirit evolve its opposite, matter, and give matter ability to sin and suffer? Is Spirit, God, injected into dust, and eventually ejected at the demand of matter? Does Spirit enter dust, and lose therein the divine nature and omnipotence? Does Mind, God, enter matter to become there a mortal sinner, animated by the breath of God? In this narrative, the validity of matter is opposed, not the validity of Spirit or Spirit's creations.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 295:5


    (Mortals unlike immortals)
    God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them. Mortal mind would transform the spiritual into the material, and then recover man's original self in order to escape from the mortality of this error. Mortals are not like immortals, created in God's own image; but infinite Spirit being all, mortal consciousness will at last yield to the scientific fact and disappear, and the real sense of being, perfect and forever intact, will appear.


Section 2


Genesis 3:9,10

    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.

***
Habakkuk 3:2

    2 O Lord, I have heard thy speech,
and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy
work in the midst of the years, in
the midst of the years make known; in
wrath remember mercy.

***
Psalm 25:1-3

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

    2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me
not be ashamed, let not mine enemies
triumph over me.

    3 Yea, let none that wait on thee
be ashamed: let them be ashamed which
transgress without cause.

***
Romans 3:19,20

    19 Now we know that what things
soever the law saith, it saith to
them who are under the law: that
every mouth may be stopped, and all
the world may become guilty before
God.

    20 Therefore by the deeds of the
law there shall no flesh be justified
in his sight: for by the law is the
knowledge of sin.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 532:17-4


    (Shame the effect of sin)
    Knowledge and pleasure, evolved through material sense, produced the immediate fruits of fear and shame. Ashamed before Truth, error shrank abashed from the divine voice calling out to the corporeal senses. Its summons may be thus paraphrased: "Where art thou, man? Is Mind in matter? Is Mind capable of error as well as of truth, of evil as well as of good, when God is All and He is Mind and there is but one God, hence one Mind?"
    Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter. In the allegory the body had been naked, and Adam knew it not; but now error demands that mind shall see and feel through matter, the five senses. The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame. Had he lost man's rich inheritance and God's behest, dominion over all the earth? No! This had never been bestowed on Adam.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 537:19-24

    (Inspired interpretation)
    No one can reasonably doubt that the purpose of this allegory - this second account in Genesis - is to depict the falsity of error and the effects of error. Subsequent Bible revelation is coordinate with the Science of creation recorded in the first chapter of Genesis.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 523:3-10

    (Mist, or false claim)
    Because of its false basis, the mist of obscurity evolved by error deepens the false claim, and finally declares that God knows error and that error can improve His creation. Although presenting the exact opposite of Truth, the lie claims to be truth. The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false.

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


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


Section 3


I Samuel 2:7,9,10

    7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh
rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.


    9 He will keep the feet of his
saints, and the wicked shall be
silent in darkness; for by strength
shall no man prevail.

    10 The adversaries of the Lord
shall be broken to pieces; out of
heaven shall he thunder upon them:
the Lord shall judge the ends of the
earth; and he shall give strength
unto his king, and exalt the horn of
his anointed.

***
Psalm 33:16,17

    16 There is no king saved by the
multitude of an host: a mighty man is
not delivered by much strength.

    17 An horse is a vain thing for
safety: neither shall he deliver any
by his great strength.

***
Amos 2:6,14

    6 #Thus saith the Lord; For three
transgressions of Israel, and for
four, I will not turn away the
punishment thereof; because they sold
the righteous for silver, and the
poor for a pair of shoes;

    14 Therefore the flight shall
perish from the swift, and the strong
shall not strengthen his force,
neither shall the mighty deliver
himself:

***
Romans 5:6,17

    6 For when we were yet without
strength, in due time Christ died for
the ungodly.

    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.)

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.

o2oo Chapter 7: Physiology - 189:18-32

    (Ascending the scale)
    The human mortal mind, by an inevitable perversion, makes all things start from the lowest instead of from the highest mortal thought. The reverse is the case with all the formations of the immortal divine Mind. They proceed from the divine source; and so, in tracing them, we constantly ascend in infinite being.
    (Human reproduction)
    From mortal mind comes the reproduction of the species, - first the belief of inanimate, and then of animate matter. According to mortal thought, the development of embryonic mortal mind commences in the lower, basal portion of the brain, and goes on in an ascending scale by evolution, keeping always in the direct line of matter, for matter is the subjective condition of mortal mind.

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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 260:19


    (Requisite change of our ideals)
    Mortals must change their ideals in order to improve their models. A sick body is evolved from sick thoughts. Sickness, disease, and death proceed from fear. Sensualism evolves bad physical and moral conditions.

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 391:7-13


    (Righteous rebellion)
    Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion against them. Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body. No law of God hinders this result.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 135:9


    (Lawful wonders) Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.


Section 4


Psalm 21:7,8,11

    7 For the king trusteth in the
Lord, and through the mercy of the
most High he shall not be moved.

    8 Thine hand shall find out all
thine enemies: thy right hand shall
find out those that hate thee.

    11 For they intended evil against
thee: they imagined a mischievous
device, which they are not able to
perform.

***
I Timothy 5:24,25

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

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

***
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.

***
Luke 12:2

    2 For there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; neither
hid, that shall not be known.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 551:12,22-27


    (The ascent of species)
    Evolution describes the gradations of human belief, but it does not acknowledge the method of divine Mind, nor see that material methods are impossible in divine Science and that all Science is of God, not of man.
    (Transmitted peculiarities) The question of the naturalist amounts to this: How can matter originate or transmit mind? We answer that it cannot. Darkness and doubt encompass thought, so long as it bases creation on materiality. From a material standpoint, "Canst thou by searching find out God?"

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 547:17,25

    (Embryonic evolution)
    Briefly, this is Darwin's theory, - that Mind produces its opposite, matter, and endues matter with power to recreate the universe, including man. Material evolution implies that the great First Cause must become material, and afterwards must either return to Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.
    (True theory of the universe)
    The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 205:12


    (Creation perfect)
    God created all through Mind, and made all perfect and eternal. Where then is the necessity for recreation or procreation?


Section 5


II Peter 3:1,3,4

    1 This second epistle, beloved, I
now write unto you; in both which I
stir up your pure minds by way of
remembrance:

    3 Knowing this first, that there
shall come in the last days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts,

    4 And saying, Where is the promise
of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as
they were from the beginning of the
creation.

***
Matthew 24:38,39

    38 For as in the days that were
before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, until the day that Noe
entered into the ark,

    39 And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so
shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.

***
Jeremiah 51:53,60,63,64

    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.

    60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all
the evil that should come upon
Babylon, even all these words that
are written against Babylon.

    63 And it shall be, when thou hast
made an end of reading this book, that
thou shalt bind a stone to it, and
cast it into the midst of Euphrates:

    64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall
Babylon sink, and shall not rise from
the evil that I will bring upon her:
and they shall be weary. Thus far are
the words of Jeremiah.

***
Revelation 18:21,23

    21 And a mighty angel took up a
stone like a great millstone, and
cast it into the sea, saying, Thus
with violence shall that great city
Babylon be thrown down, and shall be
found no more at all.

    23 And the light of a candle shall
shine no more at all in thee; and the
voice of the bridegroom and of the
bride shall be heard no more at all
in thee: for thy merchants were the
great men of the earth; for by thy
sorceries were all nations deceived.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 96:21-27


    (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.

oo4o Chapter 9: Creation - 267:1-5


    (The infinitude of God)
    Every object in material thought will be destroyed, but the spiritual idea, whose substance is in Mind, is eternal. The offspring of God start not from matter or ephemeral dust. They are in and of Spirit, divine Mind, and so forever continue.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 538:27-30


    (Erroneous conception)
    As both mortal man and sin have a beginning, they must consequently have an end, while the sinless, real man is eternal.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 95:19-22


    (Christ's reappearance)
    We welcome the increase of knowledge and the end of error, because even human invention must have its day, and we want that day to be succeeded by Christian Science, by divine reality.

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 68:27-2


    (God's creation intact)
    Christian Science presents unfoldment, not accretion; it manifests no material growth from molecule to mind, but an impartation of the divine Mind to man and the universe. 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.


Section 6


Jeremiah 10:10-12

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

    11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The
gods that have not made the heavens
and the earth, even they shall perish
from the earth, and from under these
heavens.

    12 He hath made the earth by his
power, he hath established the world
by his wisdom, and hath stretched out
the heavens by his discretion.

***
Exodus 20:11

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

***
Revelation 1:8

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

***
Romans 11:36

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

2ooo Chapter 3: Marriage - 69:2-10


    (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. Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 303:5-16


    (Mental propagation)
    Multiplication of God's children comes from no power of propagation in matter, it is the reflection of Spirit.
    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. All the vanity of the ages can never make both these contraries true.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 509:13-14,24


    (Rarefaction of thought)
    Spirit creates no other than heavenly or celestial bodies, but the stellar universe is no more celestial than our earth.
    (Divine nature appearing)
    The periods of spiritual ascension are the days and seasons of Mind's creation, in which beauty, sublimity, purity, and holiness - yea, the divine nature - appear in man and the universe never to disappear.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 536:1

    (New earth and no more sea)
    In the Apocalypse it is written: "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." In St. John's vision, heaven and earth stand for spiritual ideas, and the sea, as a symbol of tempest-tossed human concepts advancing and receding, is represented as having passed away. The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.

Subheadings in this lesson

25 1 - Science and Christianity
25 1 - Knowledge and Truth
25 1 - Birth and death unreal
25 1 - Creation reversed
25 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 2 - Shame the effect of sin
25 2 - Inspired interpretation
25 2 - Mist, or false claim
25 2 - Anthropomorphism
25 3 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
25 3 - Ascending the scale
25 3 - Human reproduction
25 3 - Human frailty
25 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
25 3 - Righteous rebellion
25 3 - Lawful wonders
25 4 - The ascent of species
25 4 - Transmitted peculiarities
25 4 - Embryonic evolution
25 4 - True theory of the universe
25 4 - Creation perfect
25 5 - Arena of contest
25 5 - Millennial glory
25 5 - The infinitude of God
25 5 - Erroneous conception
25 5 - Christ's reappearance
25 5 - God's creation intact
25 6 - God's creation intact
25 6 - Mental propagation
25 6 - Rarefaction of thought
25 6 - Divine nature appearing
25 6 - New earth and no more sea


December 26,1909

Subject: 26

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

3ooo



-- Golden Text --

Nahum 1:15

    15 Behold upon the mountains the
feet of him that bringeth good
tidings, that publisheth peace! O
Judah, keep thy solemn feasts,
perform thy vows: for the wicked
shall no more pass through thee; he
is utterly cut off.


Responsive Reading


Amos 8:11,12

    11 #Behold, the days come, saith
the Lord God, that I will send a
famine in the land, not a famine of
bread, nor a thirst for water, but of
hearing the words of the Lord:

    12 And they shall wander from sea
to sea, and from the north even to
the east, they shall run to and fro
to seek the word of the Lord, and
shall not find it.
Amos 9:8-15

    8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord God
are upon the sinful kingdom, and I
will destroy it from off the face of
the earth; saving that I will not
utterly destroy the house of Jacob,
saith the Lord.

    9 For, lo, I will command, and I
will sift the house of Israel among
all nations, like as corn is sifted
in a sieve, yet shall not the least
grain fall upon the earth.

    10 All the sinners of my people
shall die by the sword, which say,
The evil shall not overtake nor
prevent us.

    11 In that day will I raise up the
tabernacle of David that is fallen,
and close up the breaches thereof;
and I will raise up his ruins, and I
will build it as in the days of old:

    12 That they may possess the
remnant of Edom, and of all the
heathen, which are called by my name,
saith the Lord that doeth this.

    13 Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord, that the plowman shall overtake
the reaper, and the treader of grapes
him that soweth seed; and the
mountains shall drop sweet wine, and
all the hills shall melt.

    14 And I will bring again the
captivity of my people of Israel, and
they shall build the waste cities,
and inhabit them; and they shall
plant vineyards, and drink the wine
thereof; they shall also make
gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

    15 And I will plant them upon their
land, and they shall no more be
pulled up out of their land which I
have given them, saith the Lord thy
God.


Section 1


Joel 2:23,26-29,32

    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.

    27 And ye shall know that I am in
the midst of Israel, and that I am
the Lord your God, and none else: and
my people shall never be ashamed.

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

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

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

***
Romans 10:11-13

    11 For the scripture saith,
Whosoever believeth on him shall not
be ashamed.

    12 For there is no difference
between the Jew and the Greek: for
the same Lord over all is rich unto
all that call upon him.

    13 For whosoever shall call upon
the name of the Lord shall be saved.

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 275:6,17-24


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

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.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 114:23-27


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 272:19-32


    (Unspiritual contrasts)
    It is the spiritualization of thought and Christianization of daily life, in contrast with the results of the ghastly farce of material existence; it is chastity and purity, in contrast with the downward tendencies and earthward gravitation of sensualism and impurity, which really attest the divine origin and operation of Christian Science. The triumphs of Christian Science are recorded in the destruction of error and evil, from which are propagated the dismal beliefs of sin, sickness, and death.
    (God the Principle of all)
    The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe. God is the divine Principle of all that represents Him and of all that really exists. Christian Science, as demonstrated by Jesus, alone reveals the natural, divine Principle of Science.


Section 2


Zechariah 12:1,8

    1 The burden of the word of the
Lord for Israel, saith the Lord,
which stretcheth forth the heavens,
and layeth the foundation of the
earth, and formeth the spirit of man
within him.

    8 In that day shall the Lord defend
the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he
that is feeble among them at that day
shall be as David; and the house of
David shall be as God, as the angel
of the Lord before them.
Zechariah 13:1,2

    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.

    2 #And it shall come to pass in
that day, saith the Lord of hosts,
that I will cut off the names of the
idols out of the land, and they shall
no more be remembered: and also I
will cause the prophets and the
unclean spirit to pass out of the
land.

***
Hebrews 12:12-15

    12 Wherefore lift up the hands
which hang down, and the feeble
knees;

    13 And make straight paths for your
feet, lest that which is lame be
turned out of the way; but let it
rather be healed.

    14 Follow peace with all men, and
holiness, without which no man shall
see the Lord:

    15 Looking diligently lest any man
fail of the grace of God; lest any
root of bitterness springing up
trouble you, and thereby many be
defiled;

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 273:10


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

oo3o Chapter 10: Science of Being - 274:3-16

    (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. Natural science, as it is commonly called, is not really natural nor scientific, because it is deduced from the evidence of the material senses. Ideas, on the contrary, are born of Spirit, and are not mere inferences drawn from material premises.
    (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.

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.

ooo2 Chapter 15: Genesis - 548:9


    (The clouds dissolving)
    How little light or heat reach our earth when clouds cover the sun's face! So Christian Science can be seen only as the clouds of corporeal sense roll away. Earth has little light or joy for mortals before Life is spiritually learned. Every agony of mortal error helps error to destroy error, and so aids the apprehension of immortal Truth. This is the new birth going on hourly, by which men may entertain angels, the true ideas of God, the spiritual sense of being.


Section 3


Matthew 11:2-6

    2 Now when John had heard in the
prison the works of Christ, he sent
two of his disciples,

    3 And said unto him, Art thou he
that should come, or do we look for
another?

    4 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Go and shew John again those
things which ye do hear and see:

    5 The blind receive their sight,
and the lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead
are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them.

    6 And blessed is he, whosoever
shall not be offended in me.

***
I Corinthians 1:22-24,30

    22 For the Jews require a sign, and
the Greeks seek after wisdom:

    23 But we preach Christ crucified,
unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and
unto the Greeks foolishness;

    24 But unto them which are called,
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power
of God, and the wisdom of God.

    30 But of him are ye in Christ
Jesus, who of God is made unto us
wisdom, and righteousness, and
sanctification, and redemption:

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 26:28


    (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. Jesus sent a message to John the Baptist, which was intended to prove beyond a question that the Christ had come: "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached." In other words: Tell John what the demonstration of divine power is, and he will at once perceive that God is the power in the Messianic work.

3ooo Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist - 51:21-24

    (Example for our salvation)
    His purpose in healing was not alone to restore health, but to demonstrate his divine Principle. He was inspired by God, by Truth and Love, in all that he said and did.

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

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

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 4


Haggai 2:5-7,9

    5 According to the word that I
covenanted with you when ye came out
of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth
among you: fear ye not.

    6 For thus saith the Lord of hosts;
Yet once, it is a little while, and I
will shake the heavens, and the
earth, and the sea, and the dry land;


    7 And I will shake all nations, and
the desire of all nations shall come:
and I will fill this house with
glory, saith the Lord of hosts.

    9 The glory of this latter house
shall be greater than of the former,
saith the Lord of hosts: and in this
place will I give peace, saith the
Lord of hosts.

***
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:

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

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

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

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 70:2-5


    (The infinite one Spirit)
    The testimony of the corporeal senses cannot inform us what is real and what is delusive, but the revelations of Christian Science unlock the treasures of Truth.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 109:16-24


    (Solitary research)
    I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, and that cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration. The revelation of Truth in the understanding came to me gradually and apparently through divine power.

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

    (Christian Science discovered)
    God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 123:19-27

    (Seeming and being)
    The revelation consists of two parts:
    1. The discovery of this divine Science of Mind healing, through a spiritual sense of the Scriptures and through the teachings of the Comforter, as promised by the Master.
    2. The proof, by present demonstration, that the so-called miracles of Jesus did not specially belong to a dispensation now ended, but that they illustrated an ever-operative divine Principle.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 110:13-20

    (Scriptural foundations)
    In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it.


Section 5


Isaiah 35:3-6,10

    3 #Strengthen ye the weak hands,
and confirm the feeble knees.

    4 Say to them that are of a fearful
heart, Be strong, fear not: behold,
your God will come with vengeance,
even God with a recompence; he will
come and save you.

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

    6 Then shall the lame man leap as
an hart, and the tongue of the dumb
sing: for in the wilderness shall
waters break out, and streams in the
desert.

    10 And the ransomed of the Lord
shall return, and come to Zion with
songs and everlasting joy upon their
heads: they shall obtain joy and
gladness, and sorrow and sighing
shall flee away.

***
John 14:10,12

    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.

    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 - 110:25


    (The demonstration lost and found)
    Jesus demonstrated the power of Christian Science to heal mortal minds and bodies. But this power was lost sight of, and must again be spiritually discerned, taught, and demonstrated according to Christ's command, with "signs following." Its Science must be apprehended by as many as believe on Christ and spiritually understand Truth.

oo2o Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered - 345:17


    (Contradictions not found)
    One who understands Christian Science can heal the sick on the divine Principle of Christian Science, and this practical proof is the only feasible evidence that one does understand this Science.

ooo4 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science - 462:1


    (Rapidity of assimilation)
    Some individuals assimilate truth more readily than others, but any student, who adheres to the divine rules of Christian Science and imbibes the spirit of Christ, can demonstrate Christian Science, cast out error, heal the sick, and add continually to his store of spiritual understanding, potency, enlightenment, and success.

1ooo Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism - 98:12-21


    (Spiritual foreshadowings)
    Creeds, doctrines, and human hypotheses do not express Christian Science; much less can they demonstrate it.
    (Revelation of Science)
    Beyond the frail premises of human beliefs, above the loosening grasp of creeds, the demonstration of Christian Mind-healing stands a revealed and practical Science. It is imperious throughout all ages as Christ's revelation of Truth, of Life, and of Love, which remains inviolate for every man to understand and to practise.


Section 6


Isaiah 49:8-10

    8 Thus saith the Lord, In an
acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I
helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of
the people, to establish the earth,
to cause to inherit the desolate
heritages;

    9 That thou mayest say to the
prisoners, Go forth; to them that are
in darkness, Shew yourselves. They
shall feed in the ways, and their
pastures shall be in all high places.


    10 They shall not hunger nor
thirst; neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them: for he that hath
mercy on them shall lead them, even
by the springs of water shall he
guide them.

***
Revelation 2:7

    7 He that hath an ear, let him hear
what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will
I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the paradise
of God.
Revelation 3:10-12

    10 Because thou hast kept the word
of my patience, I also will keep thee
from the hour of temptation, which
shall come upon all the world, to try
them that dwell upon the earth.

    11 Behold, I come quickly: hold
that fast which thou hast, that no
man take thy crown.

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

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.

o1oo Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth - 239:13


    (Right views of humanity)
    The watchword of Christian Science is Scriptural: "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts."

oo1o Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice - 404:17-27


    (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.
    (Sin or fear the root of sickness)
    Healing the sick and reforming the sinner are one and the same thing in Christian Science.

o3oo Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine - 150:4


    (The main purpose)
    To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, - to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.

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

26 1 - Spirit the starting-point
26 1 - Divine synonyms
26 1 - The divine completeness
26 1 - Causation mental
26 1 - Unspiritual contrasts
26 1 - God the Principle of all
26 2 - Science versus sense
26 2 - Material knowledge illusive
26 2 - Five senses deceptive
26 2 - Divine study
26 2 - The clouds dissolving
26 3 - Proof in practice
26 3 - Example for our salvation
26 3 - Saviour's prediction
26 3 - Beatific presence
26 4 - The infinite one Spirit
26 4 - Solitary research
26 4 - Christian Science discovered
26 4 - Seeming and being
26 4 - Scriptural foundations
26 5 - The demonstration lost and found
26 5 - Contradictions not found
26 5 - Rapidity of assimilation
26 5 - Spiritual foreshadowings
26 5 - Revelation of Science
26 6 - The chalice sacrificial
26 6 - Right views of humanity
26 6 - Temperance reform
26 6 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
26 6 - The main purpose
26 6 - Veritable success

List of all subheadings



01 1 - Mankind redeemed
01 1 - Two chief commands
01 1 - Jesus' sinless career
01 1 - -Platform summation-
01 1 - Divine synonyms
01 2 - Creation reversed
01 2 - Anthropomorphism
01 2 - Causation considered
01 2 - Unscientific theories
01 2 - Animal magnetism destroyed
01 2 - Inverted images and ideas
01 3 - Knowledge and honesty
01 3 - The true worship
01 3 - Anthropomorphism
01 3 - Fruitless worship
01 3 - Jehovah a tribal deity
01 3 - Homer and Moses
01 4 - Resting in holy work
01 4 - Love and man coexistent
01 4 - Divine nature appearing
01 4 - Jesus' sinless career
01 4 - The great conflict
01 5 - Children's tractability
01 5 - Propensities inherited
01 5 - The Mind creative
01 5 - God's creation intact
01 5 - Immortal birthright
01 5 - Spiritual origin
01 6 - Decalogue disregarded
01 6 - Fidelity required
01 6 - Man governed by Mind
01 6 - Retribution and remorse
01 6 - -Platform summation-
02 1 - Jesus' sad repast
02 1 - Heavenly supplies
02 1 - God the Principle of all
02 1 - Truth's volume
02 2 - Sacred sacrament
02 2 - Spiritual refreshment
02 2 - True flesh and blood
02 2 - The holy struggle
02 3 - Healing primary
02 3 - Crumbs of comfort
02 3 - Christ the great physician
02 4 - Inspiring discontent
02 4 - Inspiration of sacrifice
02 4 - Spiritual friendship
02 4 - Injustice to the Saviour
02 5 - Incisive questions
02 5 - Millennial glory
02 5 - Complete emulation
02 6 - The last breakfast
02 6 - Spiritual Eucharist
03 1 - The chief stones in the temple
03 1 - -4- Life the creator
03 1 - Perfection requisite
03 1 - Intelligent consecration
03 2 - Eternity of Life
03 2 - Our conscious development
03 2 - One supremacy
03 3 - Need and supply
03 3 - Mental propagation
03 3 - Source of all life and action
03 3 - Spiritual structure
03 3 - The chalice sacrificial
03 4 - Spiritual conception
03 4 - Life-power indestructible
03 4 - Example for our salvation
03 4 - The Christ-element
03 5 - Health and the senses
03 5 - The leaves of healing
03 5 - The lungs reformed
03 5 - Soundness maintained
03 5 - Eradicate error from thought
03 5 - The author's experiments in medicine
03 6 - Standard of liberty
03 6 - Careful guidance
03 6 - Christian standard
03 6 - Mortality vanquished
04 1 - Annihilation of error
04 1 - Source of all life and action
04 1 - Spiritualized consciousness
04 1 - Rebukes helpful
04 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
04 1 - Espousals supernal
04 2 - Penitence or hospitality
04 2 - Genuine repentance
04 2 - Three classes of neophytes
04 2 - Love the incentive
04 2 - Gratitude and humility
04 3 - Laws of nature spiritual
04 3 - Scientific finalities
04 3 - Godward gravitation
04 3 - Bodily presence
04 3 - Belief and understanding
04 4 - No healing in sin
04 4 - Practical preaching
04 4 - The uses of truth
04 4 - The lungs reformed
04 4 - Mind destroys all ills
04 4 - Vision opening
04 5 - Question of precedence
04 5 - Willpower detrimental
04 5 - Conservative antagonism
04 5 - Christian Science as old as God
04 5 - The main purpose
04 5 - Destruction of all evil
04 6 - Impotence of hate
04 6 - Leaven of Truth
04 6 - The one only way
04 6 - Moral victory
04 6 - Thoughts are things
04 6 - Immutable identity of man
05 1 - Spirit the starting-point
05 1 - -2- The deific definitions
05 1 - No divine corporeality
05 1 - Vain ecstasies
05 2 - Reflected likeness
05 2 - Love imparts beauty
05 2 - The divine loveliness
05 2 - Love's endowment
05 2 - The things of God are beautiful
05 2 - Man inseparable from Love
05 3 - Help and discipline
05 3 - Mental conspirators
05 3 - Truth's great results
05 3 - The armor of divinity
05 4 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
05 4 - Danger from audible prayer
05 4 - Aspiration and love
05 4 - Summit of aspiration
05 4 - A bright outlook
05 5 - Divine victory
05 5 - Saviour's prediction
05 5 - Inspiration of sacrifice
05 5 - Loving God supremely
05 6 - -Platform summation-
05 6 - God invisible to the senses
05 6 - Anthropomorphism
05 6 - - Psalm XXIII -
06 1 - Divine propagation
06 1 - Multiplication of pure ideas
06 1 - God's thoughts are spiritual realities
06 1 - Perfection of creation
06 2 - -18- The only substance
06 2 - Substance versus supposition
06 2 - One cause supreme
06 2 - Fruitless worship
06 2 - Sense-dreams
06 2 - Spiritual reflection
06 3 - Mind's idea faultless
06 3 - Spiritual ideas apprehended
06 3 - Spiritual subdivision
06 3 - Darkness scattered
06 3 - Light and darkness
06 3 - The clouds dissolving
06 4 - Spiritual conception
06 4 - Spiritual origin
06 4 - The man of anatomy and of theology
06 4 - Spiritual government
06 5 - Will-power unrighteous
06 5 - Divine providence
06 5 - Spirit names and blesses
06 5 - Christ the great physician
06 5 - Spirit intangible
06 6 - No material law
06 6 - Truth a present help
06 6 - Genuine healing
06 6 - Condition of progress
06 6 - The age's privilege
07 1 - Real and unreal identity
07 1 - -19- Soul and Spirit one
07 1 - Soul defined
07 1 - Sonship of Jesus
07 1 - Spiritual idea revealed
07 1 - -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
07 2 - Sensationless body
07 2 - All faculties from Mind
07 2 - Mind imparts purity, health, and beauty
07 2 - Life not contingent on matter
07 2 - Eternal beauty
07 3 - Erroneous conception
07 3 - Immortal birthright
07 3 - Divinity not childless
07 3 - Divine metaphysics
07 3 - Ultimate harmony
07 4 - Soul imperishable
07 4 - Sin only of the flesh
07 4 - Soul impeccable
07 4 - Sinlessness of Mind, Soul
07 4 - Progress demanded
07 4 - Corporeal changes
07 5 - The great question
07 5 - Good indefinable
07 5 - Music, rhythm of head and heart
07 5 - Permanent sensibility
07 5 - The senses of Soul
07 6 - Scientific foreknowing
07 6 - The sun and Soul
07 6 - Science versus sense
07 6 - Spiritual law the only law
07 6 - Will-power an animal propensity
07 6 - The strength of Spirit
08 1 - True sense of infinitude
08 1 - The divine standard of perfection
08 1 - -2- The deific definitions
08 2 - Sickness erroneous
08 2 - Bone-healing by surgery
08 2 - Scientific corrective
08 2 - Coping with difficulties
08 2 - Spiritual ignorance
08 3 - Dangerous knowledge
08 3 - Backsliders and mistakes
08 3 - The struggle and victory
08 3 - Absent patients
08 3 - Understanding versus belief
08 4 - Redemption from selfishness
08 4 - Unscientific theories
08 4 - The genus of error
08 4 - Material misconceptions
08 4 - Salvation is through reform
08 5 - The Mind unbounded
08 5 - Man reflects God
08 5 - Health and the senses
08 5 - Action of mortal mind
08 6 - Undesirable records
08 6 - Mind can destroy all ills
08 6 - Ever-appearing creation
08 6 - Spiritual spheres
08 6 - Continuity of thoughts
08 6 - Ideal man and woman
09 1 - Effective triumph
09 1 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
09 1 - -11- Christ Jesus
09 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
09 2 - Jesus' sinless career
09 2 - Spirit transforms
09 2 - Healing primary
09 3 - Proof in practice
09 3 - Suffering inevitable
09 3 - Spiritual friendship
09 3 - Injustice to the Saviour
09 4 - Purpose of crucifixion
09 4 - True flesh and blood
09 5 - Convincing evidence
09 5 - After the resurrection
09 5 - The cup of Jesus
09 5 - Fellowship with Christ
09 6 - Spiritual ascension
09 6 - Pentecostal power
09 6 - Immortal man
09 6 - Jesus the Scientist
09 6 - -15- The Son's duality
10 1 - Love imparts beauty
10 1 - Birthright of man
10 1 - Scientific man
10 1 - God's man discerned
10 1 - Beatific presence
10 2 - Man reflects God
10 2 - Identity not lost
10 2 - When man is man
10 2 - Man not structural
10 2 - Material body never God's idea
10 3 - Reflection of Spirit
10 3 - Spiritual firmament
10 3 - Man linked with Spirit
10 3 - Material man as a dream
10 3 - The infinitude of God
10 4 - Standpoints changed
10 4 - Watchfulness requisite
10 4 - Standpoint revealed
10 4 - Moral victory
10 4 - Divine study
10 5 - Corporeal changes
10 5 - Servants and masters
10 5 - Growth is from Mind
10 5 - Perfect models
10 5 - Renewed selfhood
10 6 - Immaterial pleasure
10 6 - Spiritualized consciousness
10 6 - Mortal man a mis-creator
10 6 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
10 6 - Spiritual proofs of existence
11 1 - -18- The only substance
11 1 - Ever-appearing creation
11 1 - Divine nature appearing
11 1 - Spiritual synonyms
11 2 - Erroneous postulates
11 2 - Substance spiritual
11 2 - Matter is not substance
11 2 - Spiritual reflection
11 2 - Soul impeccable
11 3 - Sense-dreams
11 3 - Vision opening
11 3 - The present immortality
11 3 - Mind is substance
11 3 - Man's genuine being
11 4 - False claims annihilated
11 4 - Treasure in heaven
11 4 - The doom of sin
11 4 - Spirit transforms
11 4 - Spiritual concord
11 4 - Ascendency of good
11 5 - Man's entity
11 5 - Imitation of Jesus
11 5 - Loving God supremely
11 5 - God-given dominion
11 5 - Priestly pride humbled
11 6 - Substance is Spirit
11 6 - Inverted images and ideas
11 6 - Definition of man
11 6 - Spiritual translation
12 1 - Materialistic challenge
12 1 - Rejected theories
12 1 - Like evolving like
12 2 - Impossible partnership
12 2 - Confusion confounded
12 2 - Victory for Truth
12 2 - Spirit intangible
12 3 - Essential element of Christianity
12 3 - False claims annihilated
12 3 - Error only ephemeral
12 3 - Superstition obsolete
12 4 - God the Principle of all
12 4 - Health and the senses
12 4 - Coping with difficulties
12 4 - The lungs reformed
12 5 - Matter versus Spirit
12 5 - Degrees of development
12 5 - Mythical pleasure
12 5 - Mortal nothingness
12 6 - The cup of Jesus
12 6 - Material skepticism
12 6 - Death outdone
12 6 - After the resurrection
13 1 - Superstition obsolete
13 1 - Perfection gained slowly
13 1 - Excuses for ignorance
13 1 - Cure of insanity
13 1 - -26- Purity the path to perfection
13 1 - -27- True idea of man
13 1 - The origin of divinity
13 2 - -5- Allness of Spirit
13 2 - God and His image
13 2 - One primal cause
13 2 - The divine standard of perfection
13 2 - Material error
13 2 - Divine synonyms
13 2 - The divine completeness
13 3 - Spirit the tangible
13 3 - The real and the unreal
13 3 - Reason and Science
13 3 - Immortal man
13 3 - -20- The one divine Mind
13 4 - Understanding imparted
13 4 - Conflicting standpoints
13 4 - Spiritual insight
13 4 - Christ's reappearance
13 4 - Spiritual gateway
13 4 - Identity not lost
13 5 - God-given dominion
13 5 - Opposing power
13 5 - All evil unnatural
13 5 - Man governed by Mind
13 6 - Scientific evidence
13 6 - Divine fulfilment
13 6 - Sickness as discord
13 6 - God's law destroys evil
13 6 - Vapor and nothingness
14 1 - Error unveiled
14 1 - Unrealities that seem real
14 1 - Christ the ideal Truth
14 1 - Divine fulfilment
14 1 - Truth destroys falsity
14 1 - Truth's witness
14 2 - The dragon as a type
14 2 - Universal brotherhood
14 2 - Perfection requisite
14 2 - Cure of insanity
14 2 - Arena of contest
14 3 - Disease to be made unreal
14 3 - Mischievous imagination
14 3 - Reversal of testimony
14 3 - Real Life is God
14 4 - Subordination of evil
14 4 - God's allness learned
14 4 - Obligations of teachers
14 4 - Evil negative and self-destructive
14 5 - -31- Evil not produced by God
14 5 - Wicked evasions
14 5 - Proof by induction
14 5 - Scientific consistency
14 5 - Present salvation
14 6 - God and nature
14 6 - Perceiving the divine image
14 6 - The tares and wheat
14 6 - The divine life-link
15 1 - Celestial evidence
15 1 - Two infinite creators absurd
15 1 - Copartnership impossible
15 1 - Birth and death unreal
15 1 - Touchstone of Science
15 2 - Weakness of material theories
15 2 - Irreconcilable differences
15 2 - Elimination of sickness
15 2 - Practical arguments
15 3 - Marvels and reformations
15 3 - Life not contingent on matter
15 4 - Final destruction of error
15 4 - Promise perpetual
15 4 - Saviour's prediction
15 5 - Eternity of Life
15 5 - True sense of infinitude
15 5 - Erroneous despatch
15 5 - Mourning causeless
15 5 - No death nor inaction
15 6 - Harmonious lifework
15 6 - Suicide and sin
15 6 - -28- Truth demonstrated
15 6 - -32- Basis of health and immortality
16 1 - Divine oneness
16 1 - Universal brotherhood
16 1 - Perfection requisite
16 1 - Jesus as mediator
16 1 - -25- Man reflects the perfect God
16 1 - -24- God the parent Mind
16 2 - Human reconciliation
16 2 - -9- The Son of God
16 2 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
16 2 - -14- Spiritual oneness
16 3 - Jesus as mediator
16 3 - Christ's demonstration
16 3 - -11- Christ Jesus
16 3 - Jesus the Scientist
16 4 - So-called superiority
16 4 - Narrow pathway
16 4 - Indestructible being
16 4 - The true sonship
16 4 - Efficacious petitions
16 4 - Watchfulness requisite
16 5 - Efficacious repentance
16 5 - Wait for reward
16 5 - Deliverance not vicarious
16 5 - Justice and substitution
16 5 - Radical changes
16 6 - -28- Truth demonstrated
16 6 - Definition of man
16 6 - Childlike receptivity
16 6 - Perfect models
16 6 - Renewed selfhood
17 1 - Death no advantage
17 1 - Indestructible relationship
17 1 - Celestial evidence
17 1 - Serving two masters
17 1 - Life eternal and present
17 2 - Disease a dream
17 2 - Spiritual structure
17 2 - Man never less than man
17 2 - The human counterfeit
17 2 - Inverted images
17 3 - Scientific finalities
17 3 - Man's genuine being
17 3 - The immortal birth
17 3 - Spiritual freedom
17 3 - Salutary sorrow
17 4 - Future purification
17 4 - Death no benefactor
17 4 - Salvation and probation
17 4 - Perfection gained slowly
17 5 - A belief in death
17 5 - Death outdone
17 5 - A belief suicidal
17 5 - Spiritual ascension
17 6 - Present salvation
17 6 - Our physical insensibility to Spirit
17 6 - Nearness of Deity
18 1 - Justice and recompense
18 1 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
18 1 - Righteous retribution
18 1 - Asking amiss
18 1 - Mental conspirators
18 2 - Retribution and remorse
18 2 - Pardon and amendment
18 2 - The robe of Science
18 2 - Expiation by suffering
18 2 - Sin is punished
18 3 - Justice and substitution
18 3 - Evil let loose
18 3 - Murder brings its curse
18 3 - Progress demanded
18 3 - Day of judgment
18 4 - Sorrow and reformation
18 4 - Conversion of Saul
18 4 - Image of the beast
18 4 - Peremptory demands
18 4 - Moral courage
18 4 - Final purpose
18 5 - Pardon and amendment
18 5 - Sin is punished
18 5 - -30- Divine pardon
18 5 - Day of judgment
18 6 - Paean of jubilee
18 6 - Spiritual baptism
18 6 - Within the veil
18 6 - Mockery of truth
18 6 - Mortal mind's disappearance
19 1 - Record of error
19 1 - Garden of Eden
19 1 - Creation reversed
19 1 - Hypnotic surgery
19 2 - The beguiling first lie
19 2 - False womanhood
19 2 - Spirit and flesh
19 2 - Doom of the dragon
19 3 - Progeny cursed
19 3 - Fear comes of error
19 3 - Mortals are not immortals
19 3 - Mortality mythical
19 3 - -29- Adam not ideal man
19 4 - Truth is not inverted
19 4 - Individual permanency
19 4 - God's man discerned
19 4 - Immortal birthright
19 4 - Man's entity spiritual
19 5 - Copartnership impossible
19 5 - Two infinite creators absurd
19 5 - Only one standard
19 5 - A type of falsehood
19 5 - Birth and death unreal
19 5 - Adam and the senses
19 6 - The infinitude of God
19 6 - Being is immortal
19 6 - -13- The divine Principle and idea
19 6 - The curse removed
20 1 - Real being never lost
20 1 - Human egotism
20 1 - Mortal man a mis-creator
20 1 - Hypocrisy condemned
20 1 - Ghost-stories inducing fear
20 2 - The divine life-link
20 2 - -9- The Son of God
20 2 - -11- Christ Jesus
20 2 - Perfect example
20 3 - Truth is not inverted
20 3 - Godward gravitation
20 3 - Mind's true camera
20 3 - Self-completeness
20 3 - Dwelling in dreamland
20 4 - Mortals unlike immortals
20 4 - -27- True idea of man
20 4 - Light and darkness
20 4 - Identity not lost
20 4 - Man linked with Spirit
20 5 - Charity to those opposed
20 5 - Man unfallen
20 5 - Imperishable identity
20 5 - The kingdom within
20 6 - Eternal beauty
20 6 - The divine loveliness
20 6 - Love's endowment
20 6 - Spiritual freedom
20 6 - Mind's manifestations immortal
21 1 - Reflection of Spirit
21 1 - Man inseperable from Spirit
21 1 - Soul defined
21 1 - Evident impossibilities
21 1 - Health from reliance on spirituality
21 2 - Soul imperishable
21 2 - Sin only of the flesh
21 2 - Soul impeccable
21 3 - Job, on the resurrection
21 3 - The chief stones in the temple
21 3 - A belief suicidal
21 4 - Spiritual concord
21 4 - Ascendency of good
21 4 - Love impartial and universal
21 4 - Jesus' disregard of matter
21 5 - Spiritualized consciousness
21 5 - Truth's witness
21 5 - Ultimate harmony
21 6 - Spiritual wedlock
21 6 - The shrine celestial
22 1 - Confusion confounded
22 1 - The serpent's whisper
22 1 - Bad results from error
22 1 - Sensationless body
22 1 - Perfection of divine government
22 2 - Matter versus Spirit
22 2 - Mixed testimony
22 2 - Belief an autocrat
22 2 - Mortal verdict
22 2 - Mythical pleasure
22 2 - Saving the inebriate
22 3 - Instruments of error
22 3 - Five senses deceptive
22 3 - Knowledge and Truth
22 3 - Decalogue disregarded
22 3 - Error unveiled
22 4 - The dragon as a type
22 4 - The sting of the serpent
22 4 - The genus of error
22 4 - Hidden agents
22 4 - Wrong-doer should suffer
22 4 - Error's power imaginary
22 5 - Science versus sense
22 5 - The divine completeness
22 5 - Spiritual tangibility
22 5 - Confirmation in a parable
22 5 - Salvation is through reform
22 6 - Dangerous resemblances
22 6 - The darkest hours of all
22 6 - Arena of contest
22 6 - Right methods
23 1 - Mind the only cause
23 1 - One primal cause
23 1 - Causation considered
23 1 - Rejected theories
23 2 - No material creation
23 2 - Matter is not substance
23 2 - Inadequate theories of creation
23 2 - Finite views of Deity
23 2 - Godward gravitation
23 3 - Methods rejected
23 3 - Drugging unchristian
23 3 - Unhesitating decision
23 3 - Mind the only healer
23 3 - Modes of matter
23 4 - Logic and revelation
23 4 - False claims annihilated
23 4 - No material law
23 4 - Ontology needed
23 4 - Integrity assured
23 5 - Light preceding the sun
23 5 - Evenings and mornings
23 5 - Forgetfulness of self
23 5 - Mind's idea faultless
23 6 - Spiritual subdivision
23 6 - Darkness scattered
23 6 - Spiritual spheres
23 6 - Spiritual narrative
24 1 - Understanding imparted
24 1 - Deep-reaching interrogations
24 1 - Creatures of God useful
24 1 - The serpent harmless
24 1 - The Mind creative
24 2 - Man's entity spiritual
24 2 - Man inseparable from Love
24 2 - Beliefs illusive
24 2 - The leaves of healing
24 2 - Sickness will abate
24 2 - Universal panacea
24 3 - No material law
24 3 - Mind can destroy all ills
24 3 - Christian history
24 4 - Remedy for accidents
24 4 - No pain in matter
24 4 - Indestructible life of man
24 4 - Accidents unknown to God
24 5 - The armor of divinity
24 5 - Persecution harmful
24 5 - Christian history
24 5 - Spiritual guidance
24 6 - Life-power indestructible
24 6 - Bearing our sins
24 6 - Inspiration of sacrifice
24 6 - Inexhaustible divine Love
25 1 - Science and Christianity
25 1 - Knowledge and Truth
25 1 - Birth and death unreal
25 1 - Creation reversed
25 1 - Mortals unlike immortals
25 2 - Shame the effect of sin
25 2 - Inspired interpretation
25 2 - Mist, or false claim
25 2 - Anthropomorphism
25 3 - Embryonic sinful thoughts
25 3 - Ascending the scale
25 3 - Human reproduction
25 3 - Human frailty
25 3 - Requisite change of our ideals
25 3 - Righteous rebellion
25 3 - Lawful wonders
25 4 - The ascent of species
25 4 - Transmitted peculiarities
25 4 - Embryonic evolution
25 4 - True theory of the universe
25 4 - Creation perfect
25 5 - Arena of contest
25 5 - Millennial glory
25 5 - The infinitude of God
25 5 - Erroneous conception
25 5 - Christ's reappearance
25 5 - God's creation intact
25 6 - God's creation intact
25 6 - Mental propagation
25 6 - Rarefaction of thought
25 6 - Divine nature appearing
25 6 - New earth and no more sea
26 1 - Spirit the starting-point
26 1 - Divine synonyms
26 1 - The divine completeness
26 1 - Causation mental
26 1 - Unspiritual contrasts
26 1 - God the Principle of all
26 2 - Science versus sense
26 2 - Material knowledge illusive
26 2 - Five senses deceptive
26 2 - Divine study
26 2 - The clouds dissolving
26 3 - Proof in practice
26 3 - Example for our salvation
26 3 - Saviour's prediction
26 3 - Beatific presence
26 4 - The infinite one Spirit
26 4 - Solitary research
26 4 - Christian Science discovered
26 4 - Seeming and being
26 4 - Scriptural foundations
26 5 - The demonstration lost and found
26 5 - Contradictions not found
26 5 - Rapidity of assimilation
26 5 - Spiritual foreshadowings
26 5 - Revelation of Science
26 6 - The chalice sacrificial
26 6 - Right views of humanity
26 6 - Temperance reform
26 6 - Sin or fear the root of sickness
26 6 - The main purpose
26 6 - Veritable success

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