Christian Science Bible Lessons
SOUL AND BODY.
- Section 2 -
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
300:26-28 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(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
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)
(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?