Christian Science Bible Lessons

August 21,1898

- Section 4 -


John 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.

I Timothy 2:3-5
3 For this is good and acceptable
in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be
saved, and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one
mediator between God and men, the man
Christ Jesus;

John 17:19-23
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:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that
they may be made perfect in one; and
that the world may know that thou
hast sent me, and hast loved them, as
thou hast loved me.

30:5 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist


Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist
The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality. 

Christ Healing (1)

In tender mercy, Spirit sped 
A loyal ray 
To rouse the living, wake the dead, 
And point the Way - 

Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious. 

Cardinal point 3 - Column 1 - Extended

(Jesus the way-shower)
Born of a woman, Jesus' advent in the flesh partook partly of
Mary's earthly condition, although he was endowed with the Christ,
the divine Spirit, without measure. This accounts for his
struggles in Gethsemane and on Calvary, and this enabled him to be
the mediator, or way-shower, between God and men. Had his origin
and birth been wholly apart from mortal usage, Jesus would not
have been appreciable to mortal mind as "the way."

18:1-9,13 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

(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. His mission was both
individual and collective. He did life's work aright not only in
justice to himself, but in mercy to mortals, - to show them how to
do theirs, but not to do it for them nor to relieve them of a
single responsibility.
(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. Christ,
Truth, could conciliate no nature above his own, derived from the
eternal Love. It was therefore Christ's purpose to reconcile man
to God, not God to man. Love and Truth are not at war with God's
image and likeness. Man cannot exceed divine Love, and so atone
for himself. Even Christ cannot reconcile Truth to error, for
Truth and error are irreconcilable. Jesus aided in reconciling
man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine
Principle of Jesus' teachings, and this truer sense of Love
redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of
Spirit, - the law of divine Love.

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