This page presents
the two recapitulation statements (questions and answers) that pertain to the
selected group from the chapter RECAPITULATION of the Christian Science
textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. To
the statements the applicable part of the glossary definition for the term ADAM
is added, and the applicable Bible Lesson topic.
-29- Adam not ideal man
XXIX. The word Adam
is from the Hebrew adamah,
signifying the red color of the
ground, dust, nothingness. Divide the name Adam into two
syllables, and it reads, a dam,
or obstruction. This suggests the thought of something fluid, of mortal
mind in solution. It further suggests the thought of that "darkness .
. . upon the face of the deep," when matter or dust was deemed the
agent of Deity in creating man, - when matter, as that which is accursed,
stood opposed to Spirit. Here a dam
is not a mere play upon words; it stands for obstruction, error, even the
supposed separation of man from God, and the obstacle which the serpent,
sin, would impose between man and his creator. The dissection and
definition of words, aside from their metaphysical derivation, is not
scientific. Jehovah declared the ground was accursed; and from this
ground, or matter, sprang Adam, notwithstanding God had blessed the earth
"for man's sake." From this it follows that Adam was not the
ideal man for whom the earth was blessed. The ideal man was revealed in
due time, and was known as Christ Jesus.
mind - sickness;
Divine pardon 339
XXX. The destruction of sin is the divine
method of pardon. Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and
Love destroys hate. Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of
forgiveness. Does not God's pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and
involve the final destruction of all sin?
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