FOLLOWING ARE PASSAGES FROM THE BIBLE AND FROM SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES BY MARY BAKER EDDY:
15:21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
24 … he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 … It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
26 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
27 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love — be it song, sermon, or Science — blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ’s table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.
SH 244:4 (only)
Divine Science reveals these grand facts.
1:27 … 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.
12:29 … The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength:
4:8 … God is love.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
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.
God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.
To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.
SH 496:5-6 in
… in Christian Science the first duty is to obey God, to have one Mind, and to love another as yourself.
The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the “still, small voice” of Truth uttering itself.
32:3 … ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
10 Be still, and know that I am God:
22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
God is infinite, the only Life, substance, Spirit, or Soul, the only intelligence of the universe, including man.
… there is but one Mind, and this ever-present omnipotent Mind is reflected by man and governs the entire universe.
There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.
Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
1:12 ¶ Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One?
13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:
53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was:
1:9 … Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.
Evil is a negation, because it is the absence of truth. It is nothing, because it is the absence of something. It is unreal, because it presupposes the absence of God, the omnipotent and omnipresent. Every mortal must learn that there is neither power nor reality in evil.
The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right.
1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
3:5 ¶ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
8:28 … all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path.
The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible.
Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.
14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
12 … 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.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth;
FROM JOHN IN THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE:
4:23 …the time approaches, indeed it is already here, when those who are real worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.
Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause.
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.
8:32 … ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
5:16 … The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
6:8 … your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
4:19 …my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, — a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.
Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized.
17:20 The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 … behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
12 … work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Divine metaphysics, as revealed to spiritual understanding, shows clearly that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience,
— that is, all power, all presence, all Science.
Having no other gods, turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in Christ.
20:15 … the battle is not yours, but God’s.
91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Trials are proofs of God’s care.
Trials teach mortals not to lean on a material staff, — a broken reed, which pierces the heart.
Every trial of our faith in God makes us stronger. The more difficult seems the material condition to be overcome by Spirit, the stronger should be our faith and the purer our love.
SH 266:14-15 “man’s
“… man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.”
11:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
5:14 Ye are the light of the world.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The great spiritual facts of being, like rays of light, shine in the darkness, though the darkness, comprehending them not, may deny their reality.
This is the doctrine of Christian Science: that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, or object; that joy cannot be turned into sorrow, for sorrow is not the master of joy; that good can never produce evil; that matter can never produce mind nor life result in death. The perfect man — governed by God, his perfect Principle — is sinless and eternal.
1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
AND AS IT READS IN THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION:
1:17 Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes, as a shifting shadow does.
AGAIN FROM THE KING JAMES VERSION:
6:23 … the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of god, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept.
And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.
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