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Christian Science Bible Lessons

September 18,1898
REALITY.

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John 1:6-8,19,20,29,32,34,36
6 #There was a man sent from God,
whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to
bear witness of the Light, that all
men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was
sent to bear witness of that Light.
19 #And this is the record of John,
when the Jews sent priests and
Levites from Jerusalem to ask him,
Who art thou?
20 And he confessed, and denied
not; but confessed, I am not the
Christ.
29 #The next day John seeth Jesus
coming unto him, and saith, Behold
the Lamb of God, which taketh away
the sin of the world.
32 And John bare record, saying, I
saw the Spirit descending from heaven
like a dove, and it abode upon him.
34 And I saw, and bare record that
this is the Son of God.
36 And looking upon Jesus as he
walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of
God!


205:15 Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth

 

Chapter 8: Footsteps of Truth
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christian Science Healing (1)

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Christ was not crucified - that doom 
Was Jesus' part; 
For Sharon's rose must bud and bloom 
In human heart. * 
*God was manifest in the Flesh- St.Paul

Enable us to know, -as in heaven, so on earth,- God is omnipotent, supreme.

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(Perceiving the divine image)
Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be
intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God
only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness
that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which
indicates the true idea, - the supremacy and reality of good, the
nothingness and unreality of evil.


71:1-2(to .) Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism

 

Chapter 4: Christian Science versus Spiritualism
The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality. 

Seeking and Finding.

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What the Beloved knew and taught, 
Science repeats, 
Through understanding, dearly sought, 
With fierce heart-beats;  

Adorable One.

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(Real and unreal identity)
Nothing is real and eternal, - nothing is Spirit, - but God and
His idea.


338:31 Chapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]

 

Chapter 10: Science of Being
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.  

I thank Thee O Father,...

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Thus olden faith's pale star now blends 
In seven-hued white! 
Life, without birth and without end, 
Emitting light! 

Give us grace for to-day;
feed the famished affections. 

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(-29- Adam not ideal man)
The ideal man was revealed in due time, and was known as Christ
Jesus.

333:16-27 Chapter 10: Science of Being - [PLATFORM]

(-13- The divine Principle and idea)
XIII. The advent of Jesus of Nazareth marked the first century
of the Christian era, but the Christ is without beginning of years
or end of days. Throughout all generations both before and
after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea, - the
reflection of God, - has come with some measure of power and grace
to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses,
and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or
Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the
essence of Love. The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and
ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God.


131:26 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

 

Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christmas Eve (2)

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For heaven's Christus, earthly Eves, 
By Adam bid, 
Make merriment on Christmas eves, 
O'er babe and crib. 

Thy kingdom is come,
 Thou art ever-present.

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(John the Baptist, and the Messiah)
The mission of Jesus confirmed prophecy, and explained the
so-called miracles of olden time as natural demonstrations of the
divine power, demonstrations which were not understood. Jesus'
works established his claim to the Messiahship. In reply to John's
inquiry, "Art thou he that should come," Jesus returned an
affirmative reply, recounting his works instead of referring to
his doctrine, confident that this exhibition of the divine power
to heal would fully answer the question. Hence his reply: "Go and
show John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind
receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the
gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not
be offended in me." In other words, he gave his benediction to
any one who should not deny that such effects, coming from divine
Mind, prove the unity of God, - the divine Principle which brings
out all harmony.

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