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Christian Science Bible Lessons

November 20,1898
ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY,

- Section 3 -

 

II Thessalonians 2:3-10
3 Let no man deceive you by any
means: for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away
first, and that man of sin be
revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself
above all that is called God, or that
is worshipped; so that he as God
sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was
yet with you, I told you these
things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth
that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth
already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of
the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be
revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
with the spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of
his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after
the working of Satan with all power
and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of
the truth, that they might be saved.


102:23-29 Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked

 

Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially.

Christmas Eve (1)

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Thus Christ, eternal and divine, 
To celebrate 
As Truth demands, - this living Vine 
Ye demonstrate.

Thy kingdom come.

Cardinal point 4 - Column 2 - Extended



(Hidden agents)
The following is an extract from the Boston Herald:
"Mesmerism is a problem not lending itself to an easy
explanation and development. It implies the exercise of despotic
control, and is much more likely to be abused by its possessor,
than otherwise employed, for the individual or society."


451:19 Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science

 

Chapter 13: Teaching Christian Science
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

Christian Unity (2)

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As in blest Palestina's hour, 
So in our age, 
'T is the same hand unfolds His power, 
And writes the page.

And lead us not into temptation,
 but deliver us from evil. 

Cardinal point 4 - Column 4 - Extended



(Obligations of teachers)
Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher of the
Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will is not Christian
Science, and he must recognize this in order to defend himself
from the influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to
open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the nature
and methods of error of every sort, especially any subtle degree
of evil, deceived and deceiving. All mental malpractice arises
from ignorance or malice aforethought. It is the injurious action
of one mortal mind controlling another from wrong motives, and it
is practised either with a mistaken or a wicked purpose.


402:24 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

 

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

Christian Unity (1) 

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

And Love is reflected in love. 

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(The evil of mesmerism)
The operator would make his subjects believe that they cannot
act voluntarily and handle themselves as they should do. If they
yield to this influence, it is because their belief is not better
instructed by spiritual understanding. Hence the proof that
hypnotism is not scientific; Science cannot produce both disorder
and order. The involuntary pleasure or pain of the person under
hypnotic control is proved to be a belief without a real cause.


104:22 Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked

 

Chapter 5: Animal Magnetism Unmasked
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially.

Christmas Eve (1)

oooo
oooo
oooo
o+oo
Thus Christ, eternal and divine, 
To celebrate 
As Truth demands, - this living Vine 
Ye demonstrate.

Thy kingdom come.

Cardinal point 4 - Column 2 - Extended



(Adulteration of Truth)
The hypnotizer employs one error to destroy another. If he
heals sickness through a belief, and a belief originally caused
the sickness, it is a case of the greater error overcoming the
lesser. This greater error thereafter occupies the ground,
leaving the case worse than before it was grasped by the stronger
error.


375:11 Chapter 12: Christian Science Practice

 

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

Christian Unity (1) 

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oooo
oooo
oooo
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



(Science versus hypnotism)
The Christian Scientist demonstrates that divine Mind heals,
while the hypnotist dispossesses the patient of his individuality
in order to control him. No person is benefited by yielding his
mentality to any mental despotism or malpractice. All
unscientific mental practice is erroneous and powerless, and
should be understood and so rendered fruitless. The genuine
Christian Scientist is adding to his patient's mental and moral
power, and is increasing his patient's spirituality while
restoring him physically through divine Love.

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