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October 9,1898
DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT.

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John 17:1,6,20,23
1 These words spake Jesus, and
lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come;
glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee:
6 I have manifested thy name unto
the men which thou gavest me out of
the world: thine they were, and thou
gavest them me; and they have kept
thy word.
20 Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe
on me through their word;
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.

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Ephesians 4:1-6,13
1 I therefore, the prisoner of the
Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are
called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering, forbearing one
another in love;
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of
the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one
Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in
you all.
13 Till we all come in the unity of
the faith, and of the knowledge of
the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of
the fulness of Christ:


35:19 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

 

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

Christ Healing (1)

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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



(Spiritual Eucharist)
Our baptism is a purification from all error. Our church is
built on the divine Principle, Love. We can unite with this
church only as we are newborn of Spirit, as we reach the Life
which is Truth and the Truth which is Life by bringing forth the
fruits of Love, - casting out error and healing the sick. Our
Eucharist is spiritual communion with the one God. Our bread,
"which cometh down from heaven," is Truth. Our cup is the cross.
Our wine the inspiration of Love, the draught our Master drank and
commended to his followers.

31:14-22 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

(Healing primary)
It is the living Christ, the practical Truth, which makes Jesus
"the resurrection and the life" to all who follow him in deed.
Obeying his precious precepts, - following his demonstration so
far as we apprehend it, - we drink of his cup, partake of his
bread, are baptized with his purity; and at last we shall rest,
sit down with him, in a full understanding of the divine Principle
which triumphs over death.

21:1-5 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

(Moral victory)
If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and
conversation, you can finally say, "I have fought a good fight . .
. I have kept the faith," because you are a better man. This is
having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love.

45:16 Chapter 2: Atonement and Eucharist

(The stone rolled away)
Glory be to God, and peace to the struggling hearts! Christ hath
rolled away the stone from the door of human hope and faith, and
through the revelation and demonstration of life in God, hath
elevated them to possible at-one-ment with the spiritual idea of
man and his divine Principle, Love.

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