Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 4 -
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.
169:18-31 Chapter 7: Physiology
(Mind the only healer)
Science not only reveals the origin of all disease as mental,
but it also declares that all disease is cured by divine Mind.
There can be no healing except by this Mind, however much we trust
a drug or any other means towards which human faith or endeavor is
directed. 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.
62:22 Chapter 3: Marriage
(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,
133:8 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
(Faith according to works)
In Egypt, it was Mind which saved the Israelites from belief in
the plagues. In the wilderness, streams flowed from the rock, and
manna fell from the sky. The Israelites looked upon the brazen
serpent, and straightway believed that they were healed of the
poisonous stings of vipers. In national prosperity, miracles
attended the successes of the Hebrews; but when they departed from
the true idea, their demoralization began. Even in captivity among
foreign nations, the divine Principle wrought wonders for the
people of God in the fiery furnace and in kings' palaces.
371:27 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice
(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."