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.
Christ Jesus 332
XI. Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was
appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of
humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. Mary's conception
of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which
were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus. He expressed the
highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age.
Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is
that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between
God and man in His image.
mortal mind -
opposite of Spirit, and therefore the opposite of God, or
Messiah or Christ 333
XII. The word Christ
is not properly a synonym for Jesus, though it is commonly so used. Jesus
was a human name, which belonged to him in common with other Hebrew boys
and men, for it is identical with the name Joshua, the renowned Hebrew
leader. On the other hand, Christ is not a name so much as the divine
title of Jesus. Christ expresses God's spiritual, eternal nature. The name
is synonymous with Messiah, and alludes to the spirituality which is
taught, illustrated, and demonstrated in the life of which Christ Jesus
was the embodiment. The proper name of our Master in the Greek was Jesus
the Christ; but Christ Jesus better signifies the Godlike.
Manual: 11 - Teaching Christian Science
Rolf A. F.