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John 8: 42-47 Science and Health 475:5-27

This passage clearly examines “Principle” the synonym we know from the CS Text book as it is Jesus saying “if God were your Father you would love me”. In other words “If you lived in a higher conciousness, you would recognise me”. He then gives a lengthly treatise on living the Adam conciousness.

in the Bible Lesson I posted earlier this week, on my blog called  “spiritual” this portion of the Bible is in Section 5 followed by the S and H Question and answer “what is man?” And again it goes over the Adam conciousness, what man is and what he is not

In practical terms, I noticed today that my salary was late and of course the “Adam conciousness” came alive with the starting point that I am provided for only by material means, in this case a salary. After thinking about this, it was revealed to me that I am a government employee of a Divine Government which is perfect in every way, the job meets every human need and that includes provision.

I have been writing my own Bible Lessons for some time now and I hope to publish them here regularly.  I use the seven synonyms along with each section of the lesson, ending in a celebration of Love on the Sunday. Lining it up with the spiritual interpretation of the 7 days of creation.

Monday section 1- Mind

Tuesday section 2 Spirit

Wednesday section 3-soul

Thursday Section 4 – Life

etc

Mrs Eddy gave us seven synonyms, not one, I disagree that the seven synonyms are completely interchangeable, I don’t believe thats what she meant, they are designed to bring out different qualities at different times. So to take Principle and study these as : principle of Mind, Principle of Spirit etc is very helpful. It is good to remember the part of the Lord’s prayer here “Love is reflected in Love” and so each synonym needs to be seen as a reflection of the others.

 

 

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CS “authorized” literature

What I really love about the CS textbook is the way it talks to us on different degrees of metaphysics.

An example might be how on one hand everything is harmonious and perfect, implying no need for healing, on the other hand a very in depth account is given on exactly what healing is and what we need to do. It meets us where we are at.

Whilst this is very useful, these varying degrees should not be used to ignore certain problems or issues which arise. By saying things like “Dont worry, everything is fine” when clearly everything isn’t fine in someone’s conscious thought. A symptom needs to be handled.

In my opinion, it is very interesting to see the Mother Church denomination of Christian Science very quickly becoming a museum and library of a 19th century writer. It would be very foolish to ignore empty churches and to say that everything is fine. The majority opinion in this case is greater than the few individuals who may have enough scientific experience to try and work out the problem.

The Mother Church is largely irrelevant in CS as it has nothing to do with “authorizing” science or healing. It is peculiar then that we run to its publications seeking “inspiration” for healing from its self declared “authorized” individuals. By doing so we are giving it an identity of ecclesiastical hierarchy just as a young catholic may run to confession to have sins forgiven, shutting out new or fresh ideas or God with us. Naturally they exploit this by forcing a financial transaction online to give you access reducing further healing Efficacy.

Lets turn to God in his fullness, not a crumbling material building. Be expectant of inspiration everywhere.

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Adam or his opposite?

This week’s Bible lesson is saying “choose ye” to make a decision about who we are….A living dying creature of mineral or a Divine reflection.

The question needs to be looked at again however because we need to ask WHO is asking the question. Is it Adam pleading for wholeness or is it the Divine reflection simply “being”?

Adam pleading for wholeness has no basis in science because it is error, a wrong viewpoint of oneself from the start. There is nothing to be made whole, no redemption or “growing into a new identity” as psychologists would have us believe. Men are not millions of composite minerals running around with individual bodies and minds destined to die at some unpredictable moment but simply beliefs about how we see Divinity in our lives. Incorporeality reflected in very unique ways.

To claim the identity of Divinity’s reflection, we simply have to accept it, Gender, sickness and human beauty are unknown to God and as such no amount of pleading is going to change anything. These thoughts of sin sickness and death are from the definition of Adam.

As God is one, so is his reflection Man, creating tindrels of Love in every corner of our being, any starting point with Adam cannot be known in Science and is fruitless and cannot be seen, hence the call “Adam where art thou?”

As Adam is unknown in Science, he can do no more than plead for change. That is his theology and the theology of lack, which pervades most religions of the day.

In order for prayers to be answered, we need to approach Divinity with the same consciousness as itself, otherwise we “ask amiss” in Biblical terms. We cannot come with lack but with an affirmation of the fullness given. To recognise the Good in life is not to appease the Adam mind, by giving thanks when we don’t mean it, but to declare a consciousness where we can find Divinity.

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CS Bible Lesson Adam and Fallen Man 13 May 2018

Golden Text:  Jeremiah 15:1

Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people”

Responsive Reading: John 2: 13-25

13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;

16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.

17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

21 But he spake of the temple of his body.

22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
Section 1

The Bible

Jeremiah 2:28, 2:31,

28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.

31 O generation, see ye the word of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?

Science and Health

283:21-30

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 30 illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight line or a straight line a sphere.

Section 2

The Bible

Isaiah 66:12-14

12 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

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

14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

Science and Health

441: 10-24

The plea of False Belief we deem unworthy of a hearing.Let what False Belief utters, now and forever, fall into oblivion, “unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown.” According to our statute, Material Law is a liar who cannot bear
witness against Mortal Man, neither can Fear arrest Mortal  Man nor can Disease cast him into prison. Our law refuses to recognize Man as sick or dying, but holds him to be forever in the image and likeness of his Maker. Reversing the testimony of Personal Sense and the decrees of the Court of Error in favor of Matter, Spirit decides in favor of Man and against Matter. We further recommend that Materia  Medica adopt Christian Science and that Health-laws,
Mesmerism, Hypnotism, Oriental Witchcraft, and Esoteric Magic be publicly executed at the hands of our sheriff, Progress.

Section 3

The Bible

Matthew 26:69-75

69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

Science and Health

517:15-24

The world believes in many persons; but if God is personal, there is but one person, because there is but one God. His personality can only be reflected,
not transmitted. God has countless ideas, and they all have one Principle and parentage. The only proper symbol of God as person is Mind’s infinite ideal.
What is this ideal? Who shall behold it? This ideal is God’s own image, spiritual and infinite. Even eternity can never reveal the whole of God, since there is no limit to infinitude or to its reflections.

Section 4

The Bible

Matthew 17: 1-8

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.

Science and Health

527 11-20

Here the metaphor represents God, Love, as tempting
12 man, but the Apostle James says: “God cannot be
tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any
man.” It is true that a knowledge of evil would
15 make man mortal. It is plain also that material
perception, gathered from the corporeal senses, constitutes
evil and mortal knowledge. But is it true that God,
18 good, made “the tree of life” to be the tree of death to His
own creation? Has evil the reality of good? Evil is unreal
because it is a lie, — false in every statement.

Section 5

The Bible

John 8 42-47

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science and Health

475:5-27

Question. — What is man?
6 Answer. — Man is not matter; he is not made up of
brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The
Scriptures inform us that man is made in
9 the image and likeness of God. Matter is
not that likeness. The likeness of Spirit cannot be so
unlike Spirit. Man is spiritual and perfect; and be12
cause he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood
in Christian Science. Man is idea, the image, of
Love; lie is not physique. He is the compound idea of
15 God, including all right ideas; the generic term for
all that reflects God’s image and likeness; the conscious
identity of being as found in Science, in which man is
18 the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal;
that which has no separate mind from God; that which
has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which
21 possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his
own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.
And God said: “Let us make man in our image, after
24 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
27 creepeth upon the earth”

Section 6

The Bible

Acts 7:54-60

54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.

59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Science and Health

595: 7-10

TEMPLE. Body; the idea of Life, substance, and intelligence;
the superstructure of Truth; the shrine of
9 Love; a material superstructure, where mortals congregate
for worship