Is it important to understand these explanations in order to heal the
(Sonship of Jesus)
It is, since Christ is "the way"
and the truth casting out all error. Jesus called himself "the Son of
man," but not the son of Joseph. As woman is but a species of the
genera, he was literally the Son of Man. Jesus was the highest human
concept of the perfect man. He was inseparable from Christ, the Messiah, -
the divine idea of God outside the flesh. This enabled Jesus to
demonstrate his control over matter. Angels announced to the Wisemen of
old this dual appearing, and angels whisper it, through faith, to the
hungering heart in every age.
Sickness is part of the error which Truth
casts out. Error will not expel error. Christian Science is the law of
Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can
heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a
healer, but causes the belief in disease.
Then comes the question, how do drugs,
hygiene, and animal magnetism heal? It may be affirmed that they do not
heal, but only relieve suffering temporarily, exchanging one disease for
another. We classify disease as error, which nothing but Truth or Mind can
heal, and this Mind must be divine, not human. Mind transcends all other
power, and will ultimately supersede all other means in healing. In order
to heal by Science, you must not be ignorant of the moral and spiritual
demands of Science nor disobey them. Moral ignorance or sin affects your
demonstration, and hinders its approach to the standard in Christian
adopted by the author
After the author's sacred discovery, she
affixed the name "Science" to Christianity, the name
"error" to corporeal sense, and the name "substance"
to Mind. Science has called the world to battle over this issue and its
demonstration, which heals the sick, destroys error, and reveals the
universal harmony. To those natural Christian Scientists, the ancient
worthies, and to Christ Jesus, God certainly revealed the spirit of
Christian Science, if not the absolute letter.
Because the Science of Mind seems to bring
into dishonor the ordinary scientific schools, which wrestle with material
observations alone, this Science has met with opposition; but if any
system honors God, it ought to receive aid, not opposition, from all
thinking persons. And Christian Science does honor God as no other theory
honors Him, and it does this in the way of His appointing, by doing many
wonderful works through the divine name and nature. One must fulfil one's
mission without timidity or dissimulation, for to be well done, the work
must be done unselfishly. Christianity will never be based on a divine
Principle and so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is
reached. When this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor
envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ.
Adam: An unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence
topic: PROBATION AFTER DEATH
Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication,
material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?
Not one of them is included in it. In
divine Science, the supposed laws of matter yield to the law of Mind. What
are termed natural science and material laws are the objective states of
mortal mind. The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious
thoughts of mortals. Physical force and mortal mind are one. Drugs and
hygiene oppose the supremacy of the divine Mind. Drugs and inert matter
are unconscious, mindless. Certain results, supposed to proceed from
drugs, are really caused by the faith in them which the false human
consciousness is educated to feel.
Mesmerism is mortal, material illusion.
Animal magnetism is the voluntary or involuntary action of error in all
its forms; it is the human antipode of divine Science. Science must
triumph over material sense, and Truth over error, thus putting an end to
the hypotheses involved in all false theories and practices.
so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the
antipode of God, or Spirit.
Lesson topic: EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT
Rolf A. F.