FEBRUARY 11, 2015
THE FOLLOWING ARE PASSAGES FROM THE BIBLE AND FROM SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES BY MARY BAKER EDDY.
1:26 … God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
10:23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
35 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
30 I and my Father are one.
38 … though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
8:6 … there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
God is one. The allness of Deity is His oneness.
SH 466:3-4 God
God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge, all-presence.
Allness is the measure of the infinite, and nothing less can express God.
God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God’s likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal.
SH 465:17-1 Principal
Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe.
God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal.
In divine Science, God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea.
Entirely separate from the belief and dream of material living, is the Life divine, revealing spiritual understanding and the consciousness of man’s dominion over the whole earth.
17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;
17: 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
3 … this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man’s oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage.
The divine image, idea, or Christ was, is, and ever will be inseparable from the divine Principle, God. Jesus referred to this unity of his spiritual identity thus: “Before Abraham was, I am;” “I and my Father are one;” “My Father is greater than I.”
By these sayings Jesus meant, not that the human Jesus was or is eternal, but that the divine idea or Christ was and is so and therefore antedated Abraham; not that the corporeal Jesus was one with the Father, but that the spiritual idea, Christ, dwells forever in the bosom of the Father, God, from which it illumines heaven and earth; not that the Father is greater than Spirit, which is God, but greater, infinitely greater, than the fleshly Jesus, whose earthly career was brief.
Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; the generic term for all that reflects God’s image and likeness; the conscious identity of being as found in Science, in which man is the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal; that which has no separate mind from God; that which has not a single quality underived from Deity; that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker.
We acknowledge Jesus’ atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man’s unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.
1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good:
5:14 Ye are the light of the world.
6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
7:6 … thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the Lord loved you, …
9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
15:31 … Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
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.
As a drop of water is one with the ocean, a ray of light one with the sun, even so God and man, Father and son, are one in being. The Scripture reads: “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being.”
The foundation of evil is laid on a belief in something besides God. This belief tends to support two opposite powers, instead of urging the claims of Truth alone. The mistake of thinking that error can be real, when it is merely the absence of truth, leads to belief in the superiority of error.
Denial of the oneness of Mind throws our weight into the scale, not of Spirit, God, good, but of matter.
When we fully understand our relation to the Divine, we can have no other Mind but His, — no other Love, wisdom, or Truth, no other sense of Life, and no consciousness of the existence of matter or error.
Whatever is material is mortal. To the five corporeal senses, man appears to be matter and mind united; but Christian Science reveals man as the idea of God, and declares the corporeal senses to be mortal and erring illusions.
Man is more than a material form with a mind inside, which must escape from its environments in order to be immortal. Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God.
With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power, which constitute divine Science.
SH 471:15-19 the
… the evidence that God and man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has been, God’s reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.
Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.
“The Guest of God”
By Takashi Oka
Christian Science Journal, September 1960
“There is no stranger, no alien, no restless wanderer in God’s kingdom. Here all are forever at home, as citizens of an unassailable, all-encompassing spiritual realm.
“Mrs. Eddy beautifully expresses this truth in Science and Health, where she writes, ‘Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.’
“To be ‘the guest of God’ is to be at one with God in one’s thoughts—to uphold and to practice man’s present oneness with his Maker as God’s reflection. Christ Jesus consistently and persistently practiced throughout his earthly career the truth of his statement, ‘I and my Father are one.’
“Man’s oneness with God is an irresistible fact which enables the individual unfailingly to dissolve the belief of being a stranger or an alien. In a material world apparently filled with barriers, great and small, the scientific fact of man’s oneness with God can and does operate as divine law to annul the belief of national enmities, to unsnarl the red tape of travel, of citizenship …
“’Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine’. The consistent acknowledgment of man’s oneness with God takes away the blind gropings, the tempest-tossed cravings of the human heart, and makes available to each one of us the bountiful spiritual resources that are his inalienable heritage as a son of God. Thus may the forlorn stranger, the homeless wanderer, discover that truly he is always “the guest of God.”
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, AND MISCELLANY
By Mary Baker Eddy
Pages 344:3-7, 160:5
“If we say that the sun stands for God, then all his rays collectively stand for Christ, and each separate ray for men and women. God the Father is greater than Christ, but Christ is ‘one with the Father,’ and so the mystery is scientifically explained.
“To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power; and this is Christian Science.”