Advanced Definitions

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From the Platform of Christian Science
and the definitions of "mortal mind."

West

(-7- Divine trinity)
VII. Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person called God, - that is, the triply divine Principle, Love. They represent a trinity in unity, three in one, - the same in essence, though multiform in office: God the Father-Mother; Christ the spiritual idea of sonship; divine Science or the Holy Comforter. These three express in divine Science the threefold, essential nature of the infinite. They also indicate the divine Principle of scientific being, the intelligent relation of God to man and the universe.

East

(-8- Father-Mother)
VIII. Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation. As the apostle expressed it in words which he quoted with approbation from a classic poet: "For we are also His offspring."

mortal mind

a suppositional material sense, alias the belief that sensation is in matter, which is sensationless;

Recapitulation Questions
Lesson topics, and the definition of Adam

  • Soul

  • Mind

West

Question 7. - What is substance? 
ADAM = A belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality. 

(Spiritual synonyms)
Answer. - Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay. Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use this word in Hebrews: "The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.


(Eternity of Life)
Question 8. - What is Life?

East

Question 8. - What is Life? 
ADAM = "dust to dust."

( - Adam: "Dust to dust" - )
Answer. - Life is divine Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit. Life is without beginning and without end. Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity. One ceases in proportion as the other is recognized. Time is finite; eternity is forever infinite. Life is neither in nor of matter. What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal. Matter is a human concept. Life is divine Mind. Life is not limited. Death and finiteness are unknown to Life. If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.