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Christian Science Bible Lessons

November 13,1898
SOUL AND BODY.

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Genesis 2:7,9
7 And the Lord God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.
9 And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for
food; the tree of life also in the
midst of the garden, and the tree of
knowledge of good and evil.


524:16-6 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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(Creation reversed)
Did the divine and infinite Principle become a finite deity,
that He should now be called Jehovah? With a single command, Mind
had made man, both male and female. How then could a material
organization become the basis of man? How could the
non-intelligent become the medium of Mind, and error be the
enunciator of Truth? Matter is not the reflection of Spirit, yet
God is reflected in all His creation. Is this addition to His
creation real or unreal? Is it the truth, or is it a lie
concerning man and God?
It must be a lie, for God presently curses the ground. Could
Spirit evolve its opposite, matter, and give matter ability to sin
and suffer? Is Spirit, God, injected into dust, and eventually
ejected at the demand of matter? Does Spirit enter dust, and lose
therein the divine nature and omnipotence? Does Mind, God, enter
matter to become there a mortal sinner, animated by the breath of
God? In this narrative, the validity of matter is opposed, not
the validity of Spirit or Spirit's creations. Man reflects God;
mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a
divine, creation.


300:26-28 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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(The divine reflection)
The theory that soul, spirit, intelligence, inhabits matter is
taught by the schools. This theory is unscientific.


478:3 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 15. - What are body and Soul? 
ADAM = A so-called finite mind, producing other minds,
thus making "gods many and lords many." (I Corinthians viii. 5)

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(A vacant domicile)
What evidence of Soul or of immortality have you within
mortality? Even according to the teachings of natural science,
man has never beheld Spirit or Soul leaving a body or entering it.
What basis is there for the theory of indwelling spirit, except
the claim of mortal belief? What would be thought of the
declaration that a house was inhabited, and by a certain class of
persons, when no such persons were ever seen to go into the house
or to come out of it, nor were they even visible through the
windows? Who can see a soul in the body?

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