IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE?

December 17, 2017

 

Golden Text

Ps 24:1

The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

 

 

Responsive Reading

Jer 10:10 the (to :), 11-13 The (to ;), 23

the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king:

 

The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

 

He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

 

When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth;

 

O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

 

Job 38:1 the, 4, 32, 33,36; 42:1,2

the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

 

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

 

Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

 

Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

 

Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

 

Then Job answered the Lord, and said,

 

I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

 

 

Section I

( 1) Ps 100:1-3

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

 

( 2) John 1:3

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

( 3) Is 40:13,14,21,25,26

Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his Counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?

 

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.

 

 

( 1) 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.

 

( 2) 547:25-27

The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development.

 

( 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) 502:28

The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected. These ideas range from the infinitesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons and daughters of God.

 

( 5) 170:22-24

Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress.

 

 

Section II

( 4) Heb 11:3

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

 

( 5) II Cor 4:18 we

we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

( 6) II Cor 5:1-5

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

 

 

( 6) 335:13,18-20 Nothing

Things spiritual and eternal are substantial. Things material and temporal are insubstantial.

 

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

 

( 7) 545:11-13

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

 

( 8) 337:22

The visible universe and material man are the poor counterfeits of the invisible universe and spiritual man. Eternal things (verities) are God's thoughts as they exist in the spiritual realm of the real. Temporal things are the thoughts of mortals and are the unreal, being the opposite of the real or the spiritual and eternal.

 

( 9) 553:29-4

You may say that mortals are formed before they think or know aught of their origin, and you may also ask how belief can affect a result which precedes the development of that belief. It can only be replied, that Christian Science reveals what "eye hath not seen," even the cause of all that exists, for the universe, inclusive of man, is as eternal as God, who is its divine immortal Principle.

 

(10) 258:13-16

God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of Truth.

 

 

Section III

( 7) Is 45:11,12

Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, 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.

 

( 8) Luke 1:5,11-14,16,18,19,24,25,57,58

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

 

And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

 

And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

 

And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

 

And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

 

Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.

 

( 9) Mal 2:10 (to 2nd ?)

Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us?

 

 

(11) 256:7

Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.

 

(12) 506:18

Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.

 

(13) 581:4-5 (to ;)

ANGELS. God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect;

 

(14) 303:10-14

Whatever reflects Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, is spiritually conceived and brought forth; but the statement that man is conceived and evolved both spiritually and materially, or by both God and man, contradicts this eternal truth.

 

(15) 63:5

In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being.

 

 

Section IV

(10) John 1:19-23

And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

 

(11) Luke 7:19-22

And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

 

 

(16) 27:1

Jesus sent a message to John the Baptist, which was intended to prove beyond a question that the Christ had come: "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached." In other words: Tell John what the demonstration of divine power is, and he will at once perceive that God is the power in the Messianic work.

 

(17) 381:31

Christ Jesus overruled the error which would impose penalties for transgressions of the physical laws of health; he annulled supposed laws of matter, opposed to the harmonies of Spirit, lacking divine authority and having only human approval for their sanction.

 

(18) 227:30

If God had instituted material laws to govern man, disobedience to which would have made man ill, Jesus would not have disregarded those laws by healing in direct opposition to them and in defiance of all material conditions.

 

(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) 279:16-19

In proportion as the belief disappears that life and intelligence are in or of matter, the immortal facts of being are seen, and their only idea or intelligence is in God.

 

 

Section V

(12) Mark 6:34-44

And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed: Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

 

 

(21) 135:6-8

The miracle introduces no disorder, but unfolds the primal order, establishing the Science of God's unchangeable law.

 

(22) 273:24

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.

 

(23) 89:32

If seed is necessary to produce wheat, and wheat to produce flour, or if one animal can originate another, how then can we account for their primal origin? How were the loaves and fishes multiplied on the shores of Galilee, and that, too, without meal or monad from which loaf or fish could come?

 

(24) 505:21

Understanding is the line of demarcation between the real and unreal. Spiritual understanding unfolds Mind, Life, Truth, and Love, and demonstrates the divine sense, giving the spiritual proof of the universe in Christian Science.

 

(25) 379:6

The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.

 

(26) 507:28

Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man. But the seed is in itself, only as the divine Mind is All and reproduces all as Mind is the multiplier, and Mind's infinite idea, man and the universe, is the product. The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it. Mind is the Soul of all. Mind is Life, Truth, and Love which governs all.

 

 

Section VI

(13) Is 14:27 the

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

 

(14) Ps 119:12,15,18

Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.

 

I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

 

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

 

(15) Hab 2:14

For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

 

(16) I Chron 16:28, 31

Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

 

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.

 

 

(27) 135:9

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

 

(28) 143:26-31

Mind is the grand creator, and there can be no power except that which is derived from Mind. If Mind was first chronologically, is first potentially, and must be first eternally, then give to Mind the glory, honor, dominion, and power everlastingly due its holy name.

 

(29) 209:11-13, 16

Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind.

 

The compounded minerals or aggregated substances composing the earth, the relations which constituent masses hold to each other, the magnitudes, distances, and revolutions of the celestial bodies, are of no real importance, when we remember that they all must give place to the spiritual fact by the translation of man and the universe back into Spirit. In proportion as this is done, man and the universe will be found harmonious and eternal.

 

(30) 264:13

As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.