DECEMBER 28, 2016
7:14 … the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
11:2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
4:14 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.
4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
17:19 ¶And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
20 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
14:6 … I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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.
14:15 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; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
10:30 I and My Father are One.
17:11 Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
10:38 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.
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;
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.
30:10 … 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, … turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
11 ¶For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?
21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
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. This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of Immanuel, “God with us,” — the sovereign ever-presence, delivering the children of men from every ill “that flesh is heir to.”
The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus’ time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are the sign of Immanuel, or “God with us,” — a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating itself, coming now as was promised aforetime,
To preach deliverance to the captives [of sense],
And recovering of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty them that are bruised.
The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: “I am the way, the truth, and the life;” “I and my Father are one.” This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him. 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.
SH 361:12 Jesus
… Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus himself declared, but is the Son of God. This declaration of Jesus, understood, conflicts not at all with another of his sayings: “I and my Father are one,” — that is, one in quality, not in quantity. 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.”
When speaking of God’s children, not the children of men, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you;” that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God’s image is unfallen and eternal. 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. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.
The highest prayer is not one of faith merely; it is demonstration. Such prayer heals sickness, and must destroy sin and death.
SH 34:5 2nd demonstration (to ;)
… demonstration is Immanuel, or God with us;
The term CHRISTIAN SCIENCE was introduced by the author to designate the scientific system of divine healing.
The revelation consists of two parts:
- The discovery of this divine Science of Mind‐healing, through a spiritual sense of the Scriptures and through the teachings of the Comforter, as promised by the Master.
- The proof, by present demonstration, that the so‐called miracles of Jesus did not specially belong to a dispensation now ended, but that they illustrated an ever-operative divine Principle.
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.
SH 573:15-17 God
… God, the divine Principle of harmony, is ever with men, and they are His people.
Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing,— the opposite of the something of Spirit.
SH 304:5-9 Paul
… Paul said: “Neither death, nor life, . . . nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God.”
Christ, as the true spiritual idea, is the ideal of God now and forever, here and everywhere.
God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.
SH 496:3-5 there
… there is but one Mind, and this ever-present omnipotent Mind is reflected by
man and governs the entire universe.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
SH 57:10 true (to .)
… true harmony is in spiritual oneness.
AND FROM SECOND CORINTHIANS
13:11 Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
by John M. Tutt
Christian Science Sentinel
May 29, 1954
In the world’s history there have been many religions based on monotheism, or the conception of God as One, without a second or an equal. All these religions teach in various doctrines that God has a determining relation to the human race; that despite the dereliction of humanity, He regards the world and the people of it with love, justice, mercy, forbearance, and discipline. In other words, that God rules the world.
Christ Jesus … enacted the role of mediator between God and humanity. God healing and saving humanity through His Son, the Christ, is Immanuel, or “God with us.” This thought of Messiahship is found in various concepts in all monotheism.
For purposes of analysis these monotheistic religions can be divided into three general classes. The first class is identified by its subscription to Messiah, or Christ, yet to come. Such religionists, regardless of church identification, may be called futurists. To them Christ as Saviour is an ideal to be attained, but not a present saving grace. Their hope of salvation is never a realization; it is always a projection. To them there must ever be the aloneness of deprivation, separation from God. Immanuel is to them a grim want. Their aloneness never gives place to at-one-ness. Theirs is the futility of futurity; to them the day of salvation cannot be now—it must be always tomorrow.
The second great division in this analysis comprises those religions that teach a Messiah, or Christ, come into the world, but after a short ministry departed, and with only an indefinite promise of a return. In the Christian religion it is not easy to explain this relapse into futurity by those who subscribe to God’s promise, recorded by Paul, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Yet with many Christians this strong sense of separation exists, in which Christ is expected in the person of Jesus but not realized as the ever-present healing and saving divine influence—the Messiah.
Was it not that sense of departure of Christ which caused Peter to say after the crucifixion, “I go a fishing”, and the others to acquiesce? Without the pure sense of Immanuel—God, good, with us—the high concept and practice of Christian healing and saving undergoes rapid deterioration.
“Immanuel” means “God with us,” not without. And when the disciples saw the resurrected Jesus present again with them, the weakness of seeming separation was at once replaced with strength to return to their discipleship and the great service to humanity it entailed.
The third division of monotheism holds that the Messiah has never been and could never be a futurity.
This third division is comprised solely in Christian Science, for Christian Science alone repudiates time. In the Glossary of “Science and Health” Mrs. Eddy gives this interpretation of time: “Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge; matter; error; that which begins before, and continues after, what is termed death, until the mortal disappears and spiritual perfection appears.” Upon this scene of time, matter, error, Christian Science throws the light of Immanuel, “God with us.”
Again, Science and Health defines “Christ” as, “The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error”. There is absolutely no sense of futurity in the Christianly scientific scheme of salvation. In Christian Science there is the eternal present, the presence of God and man, the inseparable image and likeness, the spiritual idea of sonship.
In the light of the above breakdown of monotheism it is plain that the only adequate or complete concept of Messiah is Immanuel, “God with us,” and it describes a divine influence ever present in individual human consciousness;
Christ is here and in you, the hope of glory and the surety of salvation from every human ill. You have only to let the Saviour in, only to admit, to acknowledge, the healing and saving presence and power of Immanuel. The highly theoretical future holds no terrors for one who lives his eternal present under Principle, God. Life eternal is salvation now.