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Christian Science Bible Lessons

December 4,1898
GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

- Section 5 -

 

Philipians 2:5,12,13
5 Let this mind be in you, which
was also in Christ Jesus:
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye
have always obeyed, not as in my
presence only, but now much more in
my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in
you both to will and to do of his
good pleasure.

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Hebrews 11:6
6 But without faith it is
impossible to please him: for he that
cometh to God must believe that he
is, and that he is a rewarder of them
that diligently seek him.


3:17(only) Chapter 1: Prayer


(Prayerful ingratitude)
How empty are our conceptions of Deity!

3:4 Chapter 1: Prayer

(The spiritual mathematics)
Who would stand before a blackboard, and pray the principle of
mathematics to solve the problem? The rule is already
established, and it is our task to work out the solution. Shall
we ask the divine Principle of all goodness to do His own work?
His work is done, and we have only to avail ourselves of God's
rule in order to receive His blessing, which enables us to work
out our own salvation.


487:27-1 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 20. - You speak of belief. 
Who or what is it that believes?

ADAM = The image and likeness of what God has not created,
namely, matter, sin, sickness, and death.

ADAM = The opposer of Truth, termed error.
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(Understanding versus belief)
The understanding that Life is God, Spirit, lengthens our days by
strengthening our trust in the deathless reality of Life, its
almightiness and immortality.
(Confirmation by healing)
This faith relies upon an understood Principle. This Principle
makes whole the diseased, and brings out the enduring and
harmonious phases of things.


283:24 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. 

Cardinal point 3 - Column 3 - Extended



(Spiritual structure)
The divine Principle, or Life, cannot be practically
demonstrated in length of days, as it was by the patriarchs,
unless its Science be accurately stated. We must receive the
divine Principle in the understanding, and live it in daily life;
and unless we so do, we can no more demonstrate Science, than we
can teach and illustrate geometry by calling a curve a straight
line or a straight line a sphere.


391:7-12 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. 

Cardinal point 1 - Column 3 - Extended



(Righteous rebellion)
Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or
advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion against them.
Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single
intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and
in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body.


485:18-19 Chapter 14: Recapitulation

 

Chapter 14: Recapitulation
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man;...  

Truth versus error

oooo
oooo
ooo+
oooo
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 19. - Is materiality the concomitant of spirituality,
and is material sense a necessary preliminary 
to the understanding and expression of Spirit?
 
ADAM = An inverted image of Spirit.
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(Scientific translations)
Not death, but the understanding of Life, makes man immortal.

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