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.
there more than one God or Principle?
- There is not. Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God,
omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man
and the universe. Omni
is adopted from the Latin adjective signifying all.
Hence God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge,
all-presence. The varied manifestations of Christian Science indicate
Mind, never matter, and have one Principle.
Adam: The belief in "original
sin," sickness, and death.
What are spirits and souls?
To human belief, they are personalities
constituted of mind and matter, life and death, truth and error, good and
evil; but these contrasting pairs of terms represent contraries, as
Christian Science reveals, which neither dwell together nor assimilate.
Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Truth is limitless; error is limited.
Truth is intelligent; error is non-intelligent. Moreover, Truth is real,
and error is unreal. This last statement contains the point you will most
reluctantly admit, although first and last it is the most important to
The term souls
or spirits is as
improper as the term gods.
Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else. There is no finite soul
nor spirit. Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in
the plural. Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the
fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry
and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs. The Science of
Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat.
Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this
declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically,
morally, and spiritually.
Rolf A. F.