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Christian Science Bible Lessons

November 27,1898
GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

- Section 4 -

 

Isaiah 40:12,21,22
12 #Who hath measured the waters in
the hollow of his hand, and meted out
heaven with the span, and
comprehended the dust of the earth in
a measure, and weighed the mountains
in scales, and the hills in a
balance?
21 Have ye not known? have ye not
heard? hath it not been told you from
the beginning? have ye not understood
from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he that sitteth upon the
circle of the earth, and the
inhabitants thereof are as
grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the
heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth
them out as a tent to dwell in:

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Psalm 146:5,6,8
5 Happy is he that hath the God of
Jacob for his help, whose hope is in
the Lord his God:
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the
sea, and all that therein is: which
keepeth truth for ever:
8 The Lord openeth the eyes of the
blind: the Lord raiseth them that are
bowed down: the Lord loveth the
righteous:

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Matthew 6:26
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for
they sow not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye
not much better than they?


119:17 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

 

Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
The rights of woman acknowledged
morally, civilly, and socially. 

Christmas Eve (2)

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For heaven's Christus, earthly Eves, 
By Adam bid, 
Make merriment on Christmas eves, 
O'er babe and crib. 

Thy kingdom is come,
 Thou art ever-present.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 2 - Extended



(God and nature)
In one sense God is identical with nature, but this nature is
spiritual and is not expressed in matter. The lawgiver, whose
lightning palsies or prostrates in death the child at prayer, is
not the divine ideal of omnipresent Love. God is natural good,
and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should
be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of
Spirit, God.

127:30-6 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine

(No physical science)
Christian Science eschews what is called natural science, in so
far as this is built on the false hypotheses that matter is its
own lawgiver, that law is founded on material conditions, and that
these are final and overrule the might of divine Mind. Good is
natural and primitive. It is not miraculous to itself.
(Practical Science)
The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws
of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.


257:15 Chapter 9: Creation

 

Chapter 9: Creation
Divine Science understood and acknowledged.   

Christian Science Healing (2)

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Forever present, bounteous, free, 
Christ comes in gloom; 
And aye, with grace towards you and me, 
For health makes room. 

Give us this day our daily bread.

Cardinal point 4 - Column 3 - Extended



(Matter is not substance)
The material senses and human conceptions would translate
spiritual ideas into material beliefs, and would say that an
anthropomorphic God, instead of infinite Principle, - in other
words, divine Love, - is the father of the rain, "who hath
begotten the drops of dew," who bringeth "forth Mazzaroth in his
season," and guideth "Arcturus with his sons."


508:5 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.

Cardinal point 2 - Column 4 - Extended



(Ever-appearing creation)
The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a
flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind
is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.


62:22 Chapter 3: Marriage

 

Chapter 3: Marriage
The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality. 

Christ Healing (2)

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The Christ-idea, God anoints - 
Of Truth and Life; 
The Way in Science He appoints, 
That stills all strife.

Hallowed be Thy name.

Cardinal point 2 - Column 1 - Extended



(The Mind creative)
The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for
the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal
interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring,
human concepts.


550:5 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.

Cardinal point 2 - Column 4 - Extended



(Deep-reaching interrogations)
God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the
individuality and identity of animals as well as of men. God
cannot become finite, and be limited within material bounds. Spirit
cannot become matter, nor can Spirit be developed through its
opposite. Of what avail is it to investigate what is miscalled
material life, which ends, even as it begins, in nameless
nothingness? The true sense of being and its eternal perfection
should appear now, even as it will hereafter.

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