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Christian Science Bible Lessons

October 2,1898
ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?

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I John 1:1-3,5
1 That which was from the
beginning, which we have heard, which
we have seen with our eyes, which we
have looked upon, and our hands have
handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and
we have seen it, and bear witness,
and shew unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and was
manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard
declare we unto you, that ye also may
have fellowship with us: and truly
our fellowship is with the Father,
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
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.

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John 1:3
3 All things were made by him; and
without him was not any thing made
that was made.

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Genesis 1:31
31 And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very
good. And the evening and the morning
were the sixth day.


525:28 Chapter 15: Genesis

 

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

The Way 

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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.

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(No baneful creation)
Sin, sickness, and death must be deemed as devoid of reality as
they are of good, God.


472:23-3 Chapter 14: Recapitulation

 

Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

Truth versus error

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To-day, as oft, away from sin 
Christ summons thee! 
Truth pleads to-night: Just take Me in! 
No mass for Me! 

God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.

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Question 13. - Is there no sin? 
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
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(Unrealities that seem real)
Question. - Is there no sin?
Answer. - All reality is in God and His creation, harmonious
and eternal. That which He creates is good, and He makes all that
is made. Therefore the only reality of sin, sickness, or death is
the awful fact that unrealities seem real to human, erring belief,
until God strips off their disguise. They are not true, because
they are not of God. We learn in Christian Science that all
inharmony of mortal mind or body is illusion, possessing neither
reality nor identity though seeming to be real and identical.


330:25 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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(-3- Evil obsolete)
III. The notion that both evil and good are real is a delusion
of material sense, which Science annihilates. Evil is nothing, no
thing, mind, nor power. As manifested by mankind it stands for a
lie, nothing claiming to be something, - for lust, dishonesty,
selfishness, envy, hypocrisy, slander, hate, theft, adultery,
murder, dementia, insanity, inanity, devil, hell, with all the
etceteras that word includes.

286:16-19 Chapter 10: Science of Being

(Goodness a portion of God)
In the Saxon and twenty other tongues good is the term for
God. The Scriptures declare all that He made to be good, like
Himself, - good in Principle and in idea.


354:26 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered

 

Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
Divine Science understood and acknowledged. 

Treating the sick 

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The Way, the Truth, the Life - His word - 
Are here, and now 
Christ's silent healing, heaven heard, 
Crowns the pale brow. 

And forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our debtors. 

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(Scientific consistency)
Sin should become unreal to every one. It is in itself
inconsistent, a divided kingdom. Its supposed realism has no
divine authority, and I rejoice in the apprehension of this grand
verity.

355:9 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered

(Practical arguments)
As for sin and disease, Christian Science says, in the language
of the Master, "Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead." Let
discord of every name and nature be heard no more, and let the
harmonious and true sense of Life and being take possession of
human consciousness.

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