Christian Science Bible Lessons
- Section 3 -
(A definite rule discovered)
Our Master healed the sick, practised Christian healing, and
taught the generalities of its divine Principle to his students;
but he left no definite rule for demonstrating this Principle of
healing and preventing disease. This rule remained to be
discovered in Christian Science.
271:20 Chapter 10: Science of Being
(New Testament basis)
Our Master said, "But the Comforter . . . shall teach you all
things." When the Science of Christianity appears, it will lead
you into all truth. The Sermon on the Mount is the essence of
this Science, and the eternal life, not the death of Jesus, is its
107:1-10 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
(Christian Science discovered)
In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws
of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian
Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years
for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine
Principle of scientific mental healing.
(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."
123:16-29 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
(Seeming and being)
The term CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was introduced by the author to
designate the scientific system of divine healing.
The revelation consists of two parts:
1. The discovery of this divine Science of Mind healing,
through a spiritual sense of the Scriptures and through the
teachings of the Comforter, as promised by the Master.
2. The proof, by present demonstration, that the so-called
miracles of Jesus did not specially belong to a dispensation now
ended, but that they illustrated an ever-operative divine
Principle. The operation of this Principle indicates the
eternality of the scientific order and continuity of being.
150:4 Chapter 6: Science, Theology, Medicine
(The main purpose)
To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an
immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition.
Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace,
good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the
Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among
men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of
its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical
healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the
metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only
to demonstrate its divine origin, - to attest the reality of the
higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the