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December 4,1898
GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

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Psalm 16:1,11
1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee
do I put my trust.
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of
life: in thy presence is fulness of
joy; at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.

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Acts 17:22,23
22 #Then Paul stood in the midst of
Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of
Athens, I perceive that in all things
ye are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld
your devotions, I found an altar with
this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship,
him declare I unto you.

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Daniel 3:27,28
27 And the princes, governors, and
captains, and the king's counsellors,
being gathered together, saw these
men, upon whose bodies the fire had
no power, nor was an hair of their
head singed, neither were their coats
changed, nor the smell of fire had
passed on them.
28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and
said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent
his angel, and delivered his servants
that trusted in him, and have changed
the king's word, and yielded their
bodies, that they might not serve nor
worship any god, except their own God.


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Matthew 1:23
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with
child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name
Emmanuel, which being interpreted is,
God with us.
Matthew 4:23
23 #And Jesus went about all
Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel
of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of sickness and all manner of
disease among the people.


vii:1-2 Chapter PREFACE
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with
blessings.


550:5-7 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.


466:26 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.

Cardinal point 3 - Column 4 - Extended


Question 4. - What are spirits and souls? 
ADAM = Evil.
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(Mankind redeemed)
The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate
the chaff from the wheat. Science will declare God aright, and
Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine
Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and
spiritually.


133:8 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



(Faith according to works)
In Egypt, it was Mind which saved the Israelites from belief in
the plagues. In the wilderness, streams flowed from the rock, and
manna fell from the sky. The Israelites looked upon the brazen
serpent, and straightway believed that they were healed of the
poisonous stings of vipers. In national prosperity, miracles
attended the successes of the Hebrews; but when they departed from
the true idea, their demoralization began. Even in captivity among
foreign nations, the divine Principle wrought wonders for the
people of God in the fiery furnace and in kings' palaces.


596:3 Chapter 17: Glossary
UNKNOWN

(UNKNOWN)
Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as "the great
unknowable;" but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man,
and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near.


107:7-10 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



(Mission of Christian Science)
This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of Immanuel,
"God with us," - the sovereign ever-presence, delivering the
children of men from every ill "that flesh is heir to."

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