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Christian Science Bible Lessons

November 6,1898
MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

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John 3:6
6 That which is born of the flesh
is flesh; and that which is born of
the Spirit is spirit.

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Romans 8:5,8,9
5 For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the
things of the Spirit.
8 So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but
in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if
any man have not the Spirit of
Christ, he is none of his.
Romans 9:8
8 That is, They which are the
children of the flesh, these are not
the children of God: but the children
of the promise are counted for the
seed.

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I Corinthians 2:11
11 For what man knoweth the things
of a man, save the spirit of man which
is in him? even so the things of God
knoweth no man, but the Spirit of
God.


277:5 Chapter 10: Science of Being

 

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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(Like evolving like)
Matter never produces mind. The immortal never produces the
mortal. Good cannot result in evil. As God Himself is good and
is Spirit, goodness and spirituality must be immortal. Their
opposites, evil and matter, are mortal error, and error has no
creator. If goodness and spirituality are real, evil and
materiality are unreal and cannot be the outcome of an infinite
God, good.


476:9 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 14. - What is man? 
ADAM = That which is not the image and likeness of good, but a 
material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit.

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(Mortals are not immortals)
God is the Principle of man, and man is the idea of God. Hence
man is not mortal nor material. Mortals will disappear, and
immortals, or the children of God, will appear as the only and
eternal verities of man. Mortals are not fallen children of God.
They never had a perfect state of being, which may subsequently be
regained. They were, from the beginning of mortal history,
"conceived in sin and brought forth in iniquity." Mortality is
finally swallowed up in immortality. Sin, sickness, and death
must disappear to give place to the facts which belong to immortal
man.


288:31 Chapter 10: Science of Being

 

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

I thank Thee O Father,...

oooo
oooo
oo+o
oooo
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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(The Christ-element)
The eternal Truth destroys what mortals seem to have learned
from error, and man's real existence as a child of God comes to
light. Truth demonstrated is eternal life. Mortal man can never
rise from the temporal debris of error, belief in sin, sickness,
and death, until he learns that God is the only Life. The belief
that life and sensation are in the body should be overcome by the
understanding of what constitutes man as the image of God. Then
Spirit will have overcome the flesh.

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