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Mortals and Immortals 3

Luke 1:46-55

Principle of Soul

One of the dangers here is to personalise the word soul, thinking it means the inner sense of a person. Its another term with rather unfortunate religious connotations which makes it more difficult to examine scientifically. So we need to break it down into mathematics to examine it further. In Mrs Eddy’s list of seven synonyms it is the third one. The number three is defined as abundance, plenty, the spiritual experiencing human. Presumeably this is where the confusion of its meaning comes from.

We know that people generally refer to others as having souls. Particularly when someone is sick, we often say “poor soul”. Even our dictionaries define souls as “the non material part of the body”. In youtube we find a movie called “soul of a woman” about the life of Mrs Eddy, which is often shown in CS Churches. Completely misleading as to what it means. The argument they give is that its “soul” not “Soul” which at best is simply wordplay.

Yet we know that Soul as a synonym for God is not personal nor individual. It is the collective name for the entity in which we live and have our being. This puts us completely at odds with the rest of Christendom and takes Christian Science deep into the realm of Science where we can see Divine Law in operation.

It relates to our topic because the more personal we get with it, the more we lower its definition and it becomes mortal. Soul, the Government or Principle which we all exist in, is perfect without beginning and end, with infinite resources for ALL. A shared community where we are free to Love.

Mrs Eddy did not define Soul in the textook but she devotes a chapter to it in Unity of Good:

SOUL

1 WE read in the Hebrew Scriptures, “The soul that
sinneth, it shall die.”
3 What is Soul? Is it a reality within the mortal body?
Who can prove that? Anatomy has not descried nor
described Soul. It was never touched by the scalpel nor
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cut with the dissecting-knife. The five physical senses do
not cognize it.
Who, then, dares define Soul as something within man ?

9 As well might you declare some old castle to be peopled
with demons or angels, though never a light or form was
discerned therein, and not a spectre had ever been seen
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going in or coming out.
The common hypotheses about souls are even more
vague than ordinary material conjectures, and have less

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basis; because material theories are built on the evidence
of the material senses.
Soul must be God; since we learn Soul only as we learn

18 God, by spiritualization. As the five senses take no cog-
nizance of Soul, so they take no cognizance of God. What-
ever cannot be taken in by mortal mind – by human
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reflection, reason, or belief – must be the unfathomable
Mind, which “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard.” Soul
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1 stands in this relation to every hypothesis as to its human
character.
3 If Soul sins, it is a sinner, and Jewish law condemned
the sinner to death, – as does all criminal law, to a cer-
tain extent.
6 Spirit never sins, because Spirit is God. Hence, as
Spirit, Soul is sinless, and is God. Therefore there is,
there can be, no spiritual death.
9 Transcending the evidence of the material senses,
Science declares God to be the Soul of all being, the only
Mind and intelligence in the universe. There is but one
12 God, one Soul, or Mind, and that one is infinite, supplying
all that is absolutely immutable and eternal, – Truth,
Life, Love.
15 Science reveals Soul as that which the senses cannot
define from any standpoint of their own. What the physi-
cal senses miscall soul, Christian Science defines as mate-
18 rial sense; and herein lies the discrepancy between the
true Science of Soul and that material sense of a soul which
that very sense declares can never be seen or measured or
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weighed or touched by physicality.

Often we can elucidate the deep meaning of the Scrip-
tures by reading sense instead of soul, as in the Forty-

24 second Psalm: “Why art thou cast down, O my soul
[sense] ? . . . Hope thou in God [Soul]: for I shall yet
praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and
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my God [my Soul, immortality].”
The Virgin-mother’s sense being uplifted to behold

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1 Spirit as the sole origin of man, she exclaimed, “My soul
[spiritual sense] doth magnify the Lord.”
3 Human language constantly uses the word soul for
sense. This it does under the delusion that the senses can
reverse the spiritual facts of Science, whereas Science re-
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verses the testimony of the material senses.
Soul is Life, and being spiritual Life, never sins. Mate-
rial sense is the so-called material life. Hence this lower

9 sense sins and suffers, according to material belief, till
divine understanding takes away this belief and restores
Soul, or spiritual Life. “He restoreth my soul,” says
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David.
In his first epistle to the Corinthians (xv. 45) Paul writes:
“The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last

15 Adam was made a quickening spirit.” The apostle re-
fers to the second Adam as the Messiah, our blessed
Master, whose interpretation of God and His creation –
18 by restoring the spiritual sense of man as immortal instead
of mortal – made humanity victorious over death and the
grave.
21 When I discovered the power of Spirit to break the
cords of matter, through a change in the mortal sense of
things, then I discerned the last Adam as a quickening
24 Spirit, and understood the meaning of the declaration of
Holy Writ, “The first shall be last,” – the living Soul
shall be found a quickening Spirit; or, rather, shall reflect
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the Life of the divine Arbiter.

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CS Lesson Doctrine of Atonement

Week ending 22 April 2018

Doctrine of Atonement

Golden Text: Psalms 68:16

Responsive reading: Psalm 18: 1-11

 

Section 1: Psalm 134.

Science and Health p64: 8-16

Section 2: Psalm 3: 1-7

Science and Health p34: 10-17

Section 3: Psalm 5: 1-7

Science and Health p20: 24-32

Section 4: Psalm 18:1-3

Science and Health p21: 25-p22:10

Section 5: Psalm 23:1-6

Science and Health p31: 12-24

Section 6:  Psalm 26: 1-6

Science and Health 41: 22-31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CS Lesson: Are Sin Disease and Death Real

Christian Science Bible Lesson

8 – 15 April 2018

Are Sin Disease and Death Real?

 

Golden Text: Psalm 36:9

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

 

Responsive Reading: Psalm 68: 20, 5, 6, 26, 35, 16

 

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

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

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

26 Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

16 Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever.

 

Section 1 – The Bible – Psalm 5: 4-7

For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

 

Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

The Science of being shows it to be impossible for in-
finite Spirit or Soul to be in a finite body or for man to
have an intelligence separate from his Maker.
It is a self-evident error to suppose that there
can be such a reality as organic animal or vegetable life,
when such so-called life always ends in death. Life is
never for a moment extinct. Therefore it is never struc-
tural nor organic, and is never absorbed nor limited by its
own formations.

Section 2  – The Bible – Psalm 133: 1-3

133 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

 

Homoeopathic remedies, sometimes not containing a
particle of medicine, are known to relieve the symptoms
of disease. What produces the change? It is
the faith of the doctor and the patient, which
reduces self-inflicted sufferings and produces a new effect
upon the body. In like manner destroy the illusion of
pleasure in intoxication, and the desire for strong drink
is gone. Appetite and disease reside in mortal mind, not
in matter.

 

Section 3 – The Bible Psalm 40:1-6

40  I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

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.

Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

 

When infringing some supposed law, you say that
there is danger. This fear is the danger and induces the
physical effects. We cannot in reality suffer
from breaking anything except a moral or
spiritual law. The so-called laws of mortal belief are
destroyed by the understanding that Soul is immortal,
and that mortal mind cannot legislate the times, periods,
and types of disease, with which mortals die. God is the
lawmaker, but He is not the author of barbarous codes.
In infinite Life and Love there is no sickness, sin, nor
death, and the Scriptures declare that we live, move, and
have our being in the infinite God.

Section  4 – The Bible Psalm 37:1-7

37 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

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.

Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

Soul and matter are at variance from the
very necessity of their opposite natures. Mortals are
unacquainted with the reality of existence, because matter
and mortality do not reflect the facts of Spirit.
Spiritual vision is not subordinate to geometric alti-
tudes. Whatever is governed by God, is never for an
instant deprived of the light and might of intelligence
and Life.

 

Section 5 – The Bible Psalm 51: 1-6

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

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

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

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

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

Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

 

BABEL. Self-destroying error; a kingdom divided
against itself, which cannot stand; material knowledge.

The higher false knowledge builds on the basis of evi-
dence obtained from the five corporeal senses, the more
confusion ensues, and the more certain is the downfall
of its structure.

 

Section 6 – The Bible Psalm 144

144 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

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 ma-
terial life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illu-
sion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare
of extermination. The great verities of existence are
never excluded by falsity.