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Christian Science Bible Lessons

July 31,1898
SPIRIT.

- Section 2 -

 

Genesis 1:3
3 And God said, Let there be light:
and there was light.

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John 1:1,4,5
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.
5 And the light shineth in
darkness; and the darkness
comprehended it not.
John 3:19
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.


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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.


503:28 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

Chapter 15: Genesis
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

The Way 

oooo
ooo+
oooo
oooo
No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone, 
In heaven's hymn. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Cardinal point 2 - Column 4 - Extended



(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.

504:9,27-31 Chapter 15: Genesis

(Light preceding the sun)
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?
(Spirit versus darkness)
Did infinite Mind create matter, and call it light? Spirit is
light, and the contradiction of Spirit is matter, darkness, and
darkness obscures light. Material sense is nothing but a
supposition of the absence of Spirit.


596:11-19 Chapter 17: Glossary

(URIM)
URIM. Light.
The rabbins believed that the stones in the breast-plate of the
high-priest had supernatural illumination, but Christian Science
reveals Spirit, not matter, as the illuminator of all. The
illuminations of Science give us a sense of the nothingness of
error, and they show the spiritual inspiration of Love and Truth
to be the only fit preparation for admission to the presence and
power of the Most High.


509:17 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

Chapter 15: Genesis
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

The Way 

oooo
ooo+
oooo
oooo
No blight, no broken wing, no moan, 
Truth's fane can dim; 
Eternal swells Christ's music-tone, 
In heaven's hymn. 

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

Cardinal point 2 - Column 4 - Extended



(Rarefaction of thought)
The light of spiritual understanding gives gleams of the
infinite only, even as nebulae indicate the immensity of space.

510:4,9 Chapter 15: Genesis

(Spiritual ideas apprehended)
To discern the rhythm of Spirit and to be holy, thought must be
purely spiritual.
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.

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