CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

July 1, 2018

 

Golden Text

Ps 119:174

I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.

 

 

Responsive Reading

Rom 7:12, 14 (to :), 22; 8:1,2,5,9 (to 1st .), 16,28

Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

 

For we know that the law is spiritual:

 

For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

 

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

July 1, 2018

 

Golden Text

Ps 119:174

I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.

 

 

Responsive Reading

Rom 7:12, 14 (to :), 22; 8:1,2,5,9 (to 1st .), 16,28

Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

 

For we know that the law is spiritual:

 

For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

 

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

 

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.

 

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

 

Section I

( 1) Deut 30:9-11 the Lord will again, 14

the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

 

But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

 

( 2) Matt 4:23

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

 

( 3) Matt 5:17

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

 

( 4) John 14:16, 17 (to 1st ;)

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth;

 

( 5) I Tim 6:11 follow, 20 keep, 21 (to 2nd .)

follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

 

keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee.

 

( 6) Ps 40:7,8,10 I have declared

Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

 

I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

 

 

( 1) 107:1

In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.

 

( 2) 110:13-20

In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it.

 

( 3) 126:22-29, 32-4

I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them. I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles.

 

If Christendom resists the author's application of the word Science to Christianity, or questions her use of the word Science, she will not therefore lose faith in Christianity, nor will Christianity lose its hold upon her.

 

( 4) 372:17-18

Christian Science and Christianity are one.

 

( 5) 107:10

Through Christian Science, religion and medicine are inspired with a diviner nature and essence; fresh pinions are given to faith and understanding, and thoughts acquaint themselves intelligently with God.

 

( 6) 55:27

In the words of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.

 

 

Section II

( 7) Heb 8:10 this (to 1st :)

this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts:

 

( 8) Mark 6:34

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.

 

( 9) John 3:1-3,6,7,9,10,12

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

 

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

 

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

 

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

 

(10) Rom 1:16 I am (to ;)

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;

 

(11) II Cor 5:17 if

if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

 

( 7) 26:28-32

Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love.

 

( 8) 275:6

The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.

 

( 9) 128:4-6,14

The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.

 

A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

 

(10) 302:19

The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

 

(11) 409:20

The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality. This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.

 

(12) 201:7-9 Truth

Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become new."

 

 

Section III

(12) Ps 37:23,31

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

 

The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

 

(13) Luke 4:14 (to :)

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:

 

(14) Luke 13:10-17

And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

 

 

(13) 473:18-29

In an age of ecclesiastical despotism, Jesus introduced the teaching and practice of Christianity, affording the proof of Christianity's truth and love; but to reach his example and to test its unerring Science according to his rule, healing sickness, sin, and death, a better understanding of God as divine Principle, Love, rather than personality or the man Jesus, is required.

Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the Science of Christianity.

 

(14) 476:32-4

Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick.

 

(15) 168:21

He healed sickness in defiance of what is called material law, but in accordance with God's law, the law of Mind.

 

(16) 393:8-18

Mind is the master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.

Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government.

 

(17) 410:29-30

Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, "Be not afraid!"

 

(18) 411:27-29

Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exemption from disease and danger.

 

(19) 365:15-19

If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine.

 

 

Section IV

(15) Ps 119:2 the

the whole heart.

 

(16) Rom 8:2 the

the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

(17) Matt 9:10-13

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. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

 

 

(20) 293:28

Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.

 

(21) 26:14

Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does for man.

 

(22) 150:4

To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.

 

 

Section V

(18) Matt 5:14 (to 1st .)

Ye are the light of the world.

 

(19) Matt 10:8

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

 

(20) Act 1:1,2

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

 

(21) Act 2:1,4-6,38,39,41

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

 

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

 

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

 

 

(23) 271:1-5,7

Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God.

 

Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the philosophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth, casting out all inharmony.

 

(24) 34:18-20

Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught.

 

(25) 43:7

The advent of this understanding is what is meant by the descent of the Holy Ghost, that influx of divine Science which so illuminated the Pentecostal Day and is now repeating its ancient history.

 

(26) 588:7

HOLY GHOST. Divine Science; the development of eternal Life, Truth, and Love.

 

(27) 367:17

A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said: "Ye are the salt of the earth." "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but radiate and glow into noontide glory.

 

 

Section VI

(22) II Thess 3:5

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

 

(23) Phil 3:13-15

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

 

(24) Phil 4:1

Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

 

 

(28) 98:4-7

The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error, and no other sign shall be given.

 

(29) 40:2-5

The advanced thinker and devout Christian, perceiving the scope and tendency of Christian healing and its Science, will support them.

 

(30) 37:22-25

It is possible, yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness.

 

(31) 113:5-6

The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love.

 

 

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

 

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.

 

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

 

Section I

( 1) Deut 30:9-11 the Lord will again, 14

the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

 

But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

 

( 2) Matt 4:23

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

 

( 3) Matt 5:17

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

 

( 4) John 14:16, 17 (to 1st ;)

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth;

 

( 5) I Tim 6:11 follow, 20 keep, 21 (to 2nd .)

follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

 

keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee.

 

( 6) Ps 40:7,8,10 I have declared

Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

 

I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

 

 

( 1) 107:1

In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.

 

( 2) 110:13-20

In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it.

 

( 3) 126:22-29, 32-4

I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them. I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles.

 

If Christendom resists the author's application of the word Science to Christianity, or questions her use of the word Science, she will not therefore lose faith in Christianity, nor will Christianity lose its hold upon her.

 

( 4) 372:17-18

Christian Science and Christianity are one.

 

( 5) 107:10

Through Christian Science, religion and medicine are inspired with a diviner nature and essence; fresh pinions are given to faith and understanding, and thoughts acquaint themselves intelligently with God.

 

( 6) 55:27

In the words of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science.

 

 

Section II

( 7) Heb 8:10 this (to 1st :)

this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts:

 

( 8) Mark 6:34

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.

 

( 9) John 3:1-3,6,7,9,10,12

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

 

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

 

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

 

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

 

(10) Rom 1:16 I am (to ;)

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;

 

(11) II Cor 5:17 if

if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 

 

( 7) 26:28-32

Our Master taught no mere theory, doctrine, or belief. It was the divine Principle of all real being which he taught and practised. His proof of Christianity was no form or system of religion and worship, but Christian Science, working out the harmony of Life and Love.

 

( 8) 275:6

The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind, that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.

 

( 9) 128:4-6,14

The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.

 

A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.

 

(10) 302:19

The Science of being reveals man as perfect, even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind, of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all being, and because this real man is governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.

 

(11) 409:20

The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called "children of men" are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality. This mortal is put off, and the new man or real man is put on, in proportion as mortals realize the Science of man and seek the true model.

 

(12) 201:7-9 Truth

Truth makes a new creature, in whom old things pass away and "all things are become new."

 

 

Section III

(12) Ps 37:23,31

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

 

The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

 

(13) Luke 4:14 (to :)

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:

 

(14) Luke 13:10-17

And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

 

 

(13) 473:18-29

In an age of ecclesiastical despotism, Jesus introduced the teaching and practice of Christianity, affording the proof of Christianity's truth and love; but to reach his example and to test its unerring Science according to his rule, healing sickness, sin, and death, a better understanding of God as divine Principle, Love, rather than personality or the man Jesus, is required.

Jesus established what he said by demonstration, thus making his acts of higher importance than his words. He proved what he taught. This is the Science of Christianity.

 

(14) 476:32-4

Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick.

 

(15) 168:21

He healed sickness in defiance of what is called material law, but in accordance with God's law, the law of Mind.

 

(16) 393:8-18

Mind is the master of the corporeal senses, and can conquer sickness, sin, and death. Exercise this God-given authority. Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.

Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government.

 

(17) 410:29-30

Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, "Be not afraid!"

 

(18) 411:27-29

Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exemption from disease and danger.

 

(19) 365:15-19

If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine.

 

 

Section IV

(15) Ps 119:2 the

the whole heart.

 

(16) Rom 8:2 the

the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

(17) Matt 9:10-13

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. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

 

 

(20) 293:28

Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.

 

(21) 26:14

Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death. His mission was to reveal the Science of celestial being, to prove what God is and what He does for man.

 

(22) 150:4

To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science, instead of a phenomenal exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of "on earth peace, good-will toward men." This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men; but the mission of Christian Science now, as in the time of its earlier demonstration, is not primarily one of physical healing. Now, as then, signs and wonders are wrought in the metaphysical healing of physical disease; but these signs are only to demonstrate its divine origin, to attest the reality of the higher mission of the Christ-power to take away the sins of the world.

 

 

Section V

(18) Matt 5:14 (to 1st .)

Ye are the light of the world.

 

(19) Matt 10:8

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

 

(20) Act 1:1,2

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

 

(21) Act 2:1,4-6,38,39,41

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

 

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

 

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

 

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

 

 

(23) 271:1-5,7

Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God.

 

Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the philosophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth, casting out all inharmony.

 

(24) 34:18-20

Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught.

 

(25) 43:7

The advent of this understanding is what is meant by the descent of the Holy Ghost, that influx of divine Science which so illuminated the Pentecostal Day and is now repeating its ancient history.

 

(26) 588:7

HOLY GHOST. Divine Science; the development of eternal Life, Truth, and Love.

 

(27) 367:17

A Christian Scientist occupies the place at this period of which Jesus spoke to his disciples, when he said: "Ye are the salt of the earth." "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." Let us watch, work, and pray that this salt lose not its saltness, and that this light be not hid, but radiate and glow into noontide glory.

 

 

Section VI

(22) II Thess 3:5

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

 

(23) Phil 3:13-15

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

 

(24) Phil 4:1

Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

 

 

(28) 98:4-7

The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error, and no other sign shall be given.

 

(29) 40:2-5

The advanced thinker and devout Christian, perceiving the scope and tendency of Christian healing and its Science, will support them.

 

(30) 37:22-25

It is possible, yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman, to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness.

 

(31) 113:5-6

The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love.