IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE

June 18, 2017

 

Golden Text

Jer 32:17

Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

 

 

Responsive Reading

Job 36:22 (to :), 24,25;37:2,5 (to ;), 14-16 stand, 18

Behold, God exalteth by his power:

 

Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.

 

Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

 

Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

 

God thundereth marvellously with his voice;

 

stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

 

Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

 

Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

 

Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

 

Ps 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.

 

 

Section I

( 1) I Chron 29:11,12 in, 13

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.

 

in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

 

( 2) Ps 8:1

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

 

( 3) John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

 

( 1) 502:22-28 (to 2nd .)

Genesis i. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

 

The infinite has no beginning. This word beginning is employed to signify the only, that is, the eternal verity and unity of God and man, including the universe. The creative Principle Life, Truth, and Love is God. The universe reflects God.

 

( 2) 583:20-20 (to 3rd ;), 24 God

CREATOR. Spirit; Mind; intelligence;

 

God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.

 

( 3) 295:5-8

God creates and governs the universe, including man. The universe is filled with spiritual ideas, which He evolves, and they are obedient to the Mind that makes them.

 

( 4) 480:26-29

The Bible declares: "All things were made by Him [the divine Word]; and without Him was not anything made that was made." This is the eternal verity of divine Science.

 

( 5) 270:7 Only by

be real. If one is real, the other must be unreal. Only by understanding that there is but one power, not two powers, matter and Mind, are scientific and logical conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.

 

( 6) 256:5

All things are created spiritually. Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.

 

 

Section II

( 4) Is 40:10 (to :), 12,21,25,26

Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him:

 

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

 

Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

 

To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

 

( 5) Is 45:11 Ask, 12

Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

 

( 6) Ps 147:1 (to 1st ;),4,5 (to :)

Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God;

 

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power:

 

 

( 7) 135:9

Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.

 

( 8) 547:25

The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.

 

( 9) 68:27-30

Christian Science presents unfoldment, not accretion; it manifests no material growth from molecule to mind, but an impartation of the divine Mind to man and the universe.

 

(10) 124:14

The universe, like man, is to be interpreted by Science from its divine Principle, God, and then it can be understood; but when explained on the basis of physical sense and represented as subject to growth, maturity, and decay, the universe, like man, is, and must continue to be, an enigma.

 

(11) 127:4

If God, the All-in-all, be the creator of the spiritual universe, including man, then everything entitled to a classification as truth, or Science, must be comprised in a knowledge or understanding of God, for there can be nothing beyond illimitable divinity.

 

(12) 471:18-20

God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence. Hence the spirituality of the universe is the only fact of creation.

 

 

Section III

( 7) Ps 136:3,4 (to :), 5 (to :)

O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders:

 

To him that by wisdom made the heavens:

 

( 8) Is 52:10

The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

 

( 9) Is 14:27

For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

 

(10) Ps 6:2,9

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

 

The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

 

(11) Act 10:38 God

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

 

(12) Matt 9:10-12

And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

 

(13) Matt 12:10-13

And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

 

 

(13) 18:10

Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he refuted all opponents with his healing power.

 

(14) 398:13

To the sufferer with the withered hand he said, "Stretch forth thine hand," and it "was restored whole, like as the other."

 

(15) 473:10-12

Christ is the ideal Truth, that comes to heal sickness and sin through Christian Science, and attributes all power to God.

 

(16) 83:12

Miracles are impossible in Science, and here Science takes issue with popular religions. The scientific manifestation of power is from the divine nature and is not supernatural, since Science is an explication of nature. The belief that the universe, including man, is governed in general by material laws, but that occasionally Spirit sets aside these laws, this belief belittles omnipotent wisdom, and gives to matter the precedence over Spirit.

 

(17) 337:22-24, 29-2

The visible universe and material man are the poor counterfeits of the invisible universe and spiritual man.

 

XXVIII. Subject sickness, sin, and death to the rule of health and holiness in Christian Science, and you ascertain that this Science is demonstrably true, for it heals the sick and sinning as no other system can. Christian Science, rightly understood, leads to eternal harmony.

 

(18) 24:11-13

He to whom "the arm of the Lord" is revealed will believe our report, and rise into newness of life with regeneration.

 

 

Section IV

(14) Ps 98:1

O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

 

(15) Ps 63:1,2

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

 

(16) Luke 4:14,15

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

 

(17) Luke 5:12,13,15 and

And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

 

and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

 

 

(19) 69:2-5

The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease.

 

(20) 365:7

The benign thought of Jesus, finding utterance in such words as "Take no thought for your life," would heal the sick, and so enable them to rise above the supposed necessity for physical thought-taking and doctoring; but if the unselfish affections be lacking, and common sense and common humanity are disregarded, what mental quality remains, with which to evoke healing from the outstretched arm of righteousness?

 

(21) 38:10-18

Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe; . . . they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Who believes him? He was addressing his disciples, yet he did not say, "These signs shall follow you," but them "them that believe" in all time to come. Here the word hands is used metaphorically, as in the text, "The right hand of the Lord is exalted." It expresses spiritual power; otherwise the healing could not have been done spiritually.

 

(22) 276:19

When we learn in Science how to be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect, thought is turned into new and healthy channels, towards the contemplation of things immortal and away from materiality to the Principle of the universe, including harmonious man.

 

 

Section V

(18) Ps 93:1 (to :), 4

The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself:

 

The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

 

(19) Ps 89:5 (to :), 8,9,13

And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord:

 

O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee? Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

 

Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

 

(20) Matt 14:22-32 Jesus

Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

 

(21) II Sam 22:33

God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

 

 

(23) 505:17-20,22

The Psalmist saith: "The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea."

 

Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.

 

(24) 209:10-13

The world would collapse without Mind, without the intelligence which holds the winds in its grasp. Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind.

 

(25) 192:19-21

In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony.

 

(26) 273:21-22,24

God never ordained a material law to annul the spiritual law.

 

Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to material laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of material sense or law.

 

(27) 124:20-31

Adhesion, cohesion, and attraction are properties of Mind. They belong to divine Principle, and support the equipoise of that thought-force, which launched the earth in its orbit and said to the proud wave, "Thus far and no farther."

Spirit is the life, substance, and continuity of all things. We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.

 

 

Section VI

(22) Ps 118:16 (to :)

The right hand of the Lord is exalted:

 

(23) Ps 145:3,4,11-13

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.

 

They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

 

(24) Ps 62:11,12 (to :)

God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy:

 

(25) Rev 1:8

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

 

 

(28) 228:25-27

There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.

 

(29) 545:11-13

The notion of a material universe is utterly opposed to the theory of man as evolved from Mind.

 

(30) 335:18-20 Nothing

Nothing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit is more than all else.

 

(31) 507:15-18,22

The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man.

 

The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.

 

(32) 260:8

Through many generations human beliefs will be attaining diviner conceptions, and the immortal and perfect model of God's creation will finally be seen as the only true conception of being.