Christian Science Bible Lessons
ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL?
- Section 4 -
(Example of the disciples)
Anciently those apostles who were Jesus' students, as well as
Paul who was not one of his students, healed the sick and reformed
the sinner by their religion.
348:3-13 Chapter 11: Some Objections Answered
(Essential element of Christianity)
Medical theories virtually admit the nothingness of
hallucinations, even while treating them as disease; and who
objects to this? Ought we not, then, to approve any cure, which
is effected by making the disease appear to be - what it really is
- an illusion?
(All disease a delusion)
Here is the difficulty: it is not generally understood how one
disease can be just as much a delusion as another. It is a pity
that the medical faculty and clergy have not learned this, for
Jesus established this foundational fact, when devils, delusions,
were cast out and the dumb spake.
417:20 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice
(Disease to be made unreal)
To the Christian Science healer, sickness is a dream from which
the patient needs to be awakened. Disease should not appear real
to the physician, since it is demonstrable that the way to cure the
patient is to make disease unreal to him. To do this, the
physician must understand the unreality of disease in Science.
474:24-2 Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Question 13. - Is there no sin?
ADAM = The opposite of Spirit and His creations.
(Truth destroys falsity)
Despite the hallowing influence of Truth in the destruction of
error, must error still be immortal? Truth spares all that is
true. If evil is real, Truth must make it so; but error, not
Truth, is the author of the unreal, and the unreal vanishes, while
all that is real is eternal. The apostle says that the mission of
Christ is to "destroy the works of the devil." Truth destroys
falsity and error, for light and darkness cannot dwell together.
Light extinguishes the darkness, and the Scripture declares that
there is "no night there."