Christian Science Bible Lessons

October 2,1898

- Section 6 -


I Corinthians 15:26,53,54
26 The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.
53 For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must
put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall
have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is
swallowed up in victory.

Proverbs 12:28
28 In the way of righteousness is
life: and in the pathway thereof
there is no death.

Revelation 21:3,4
3 And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle
of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be
no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any
more pain: for the former things are
passed away.

427:17-21 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice


Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice
Divine Science understood and acknowledged. 

Christian Unity (1) 

For Christian Science brings to view
The great I Am,-
Omniscient power,- gleaming through
Mind, mother, man. 

And Love is reflected in love. 

Cardinal point 1 - Column 3 - Extended

(Mortality vanquished)
If man is never to overcome death, why do the Scriptures say,
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death"? The tenor of
the Word shows that we shall obtain the victory over death in
proportion as we overcome sin.

429:31 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

(Life all-inclusive)
Jesus said (John viii. 51), "If a man keep my saying, he shall
never see death." That statement is not confined to spiritual
life, but includes all the phenomena of existence. Jesus
demonstrated this, healing the dying and raising the dead. Mortal
mind must part with error, must put off itself with its deeds, and
immortal manhood, the Christ ideal, will appear. Faith should
enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit
instead of matter. When man gives up his belief in death, he will
advance more rapidly towards God, Life, and Love. Belief in
sickness and death, as certainly as belief in sin, tends to shut
out the true sense of Life and health. When will mankind wake to
this great fact in Science?

427:29-14 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

(No death nor inaction)
The dream of death must be mastered by Mind here or hereafter.
Thought will waken from its own material declaration, "I am dead,"
to catch this trumpet-word of Truth, "There is no death, no
inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction."
(Vision opening)
Life is real, and death is the illusion. A demonstration of the
facts of Soul in Jesus' way resolves the dark visions of material
sense into harmony and immortality. Man's privilege at this
supreme moment is to prove the words of our Master: "If a man keep
my saying, he shall never see death." To divest thought of false
trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of
being may appear, - this is the great attainment by means of which
we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we
may establish in truth the temple, or body, "whose builder and
maker is God."

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