RECAPITULATION - group 6 (chapter 14 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy)

 'RECAPITULATION'
Group 6
Rolf A. F. Witzsche
July 2010


 

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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.

       Question 11. 

- Are doctrines and creeds a benefit to man?
    
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(The test of experience)
      The author subscribed to an orthodox creed in early youth, and tried to adhere to it until she caught the first gleam of that which interprets God as above mortal sense. This view rebuked human beliefs, and gave the spiritual import, expressed through Science, of all that proceeds from the divine Mind. Since then her highest creed has been divine Science, which, reduced to human apprehension, she has named Christian Science. This Science teaches man that God is the only Life, and that this Life is Truth and Love; that God is to be understood, adored, and demonstrated; that divine Truth casts out suppositional error and heals the sick.

     
God's law destroys evil 472

      The way which leads to Christian Science is straight and narrow. God has set His signet upon Science, making it coordinate with all that is real and only with that which is harmonious and eternal. Sickness, sin, and death, being inharmonious, do not originate in God nor belong to His government. His law, rightly understood, destroys them. Jesus furnished proofs of these statements.

 
Adam: The first god of mythology.
     
Lesson topic: SUBSTANCE




      
Question 12. 

- What is error?     

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(Evanescent materiality)
      Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter. Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind's faculties. Error is the contradiction of Truth. Error is a belief without understanding. Error is unreal because untrue. It is that which seemeth to be and is not. If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity-namely, erroneous truth. Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth.

 Adam: Not God's man, who represents the one God and is His own image and likeness.
     
Lesson topic: MATTER

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