OCTOBER 11, 2017
62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.
66:7 He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations:
46:9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
66:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
20: … O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
8:6 … to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him;
10 I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
10:23 … 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.
25 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.
14:6 … 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.
17:11 … Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
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:
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
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.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
2:11 … he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
8 … the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
From EPHESIANS in the New Living Translation
4:1 I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.
2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.
15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
17 … Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused.
18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.
20 But that isn’t what you learned about Christ.
23 … let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.
32 … be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
AND AGAIN FROM THE KING JAMES VERSION – MATTHEW
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.
44 …I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
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.
29:25 …. whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
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.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
The belief that man has existence or mind separate from God is a dying error.
Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated man’s oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him endless homage.
He knew that matter had no life and that real Life is God; therefore he could no more be separated from his spiritual Life than God could be extinguished.
SH 360:12 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.”
That saying of our Master, “I and my Father are one,” separated him from the scholastic theology of the rabbis. His better understanding of God was a rebuke to them. He knew of but one Mind and laid no claim to any other.
The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.
All is under the control of the one Mind, even God.
Mind’s control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science.
The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.
Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.
Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.
Mortals can never know the infinite, until they throw off the old man and reach the spiritual image and likeness.
God and man are not the same, but in the order of divine Science, God and man coexist and are eternal.
God, without the image and likeness of Himself, would be a nonentity, or Mind unexpressed. He would be without a witness or proof of His own nature.
SH 306:8-10, 18-19
If God, who is Life, were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment there would be no divinity reflected.
But man cannot be separated for an instant from God, if man reflects 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.
The history of our country, like all history, illustrates the might of Mind, and shows human power to be proportionate to its embodiment of right thinking.
At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.
SH 446:24-25, 31
Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness.
Ignorance of the error to be eradicated oftentimes subjects you to its abuse.
SH 568:1 (only)
Innocence and Truth overcome guilt and error.
The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominion over the material senses. Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God.
Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven, — the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.
SH 227:18, 24-26
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.
Citizens of the world, accept the “glorious liberty of the children of God,” and be free! This is your divine right.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.
“Uniity Through Oneness”
By Freda Sperling Benson
The Christian Science Journal, March 1952
Unity with our neighbors in our community and in the world is for each of us to demonstrate.
The true union, the unity of God and man, which Christian Science reveals, is the basis of the brotherhood of man. God being the one universal Father, His sons and daughters must be one family, unified by Love.
Just as humans try to heal a sick body by changing something in the matter dream, so they would try to heal the body politic by changing the social structure.
The question, then, for the alert thinker is, Am I starting my reasoning from the mortal basis of division or am I proceeding from the absolute reality, perfect God, perfect man, perfect universe?
Great was the disappointment of the oppressed people in Jesus’ day because he did not establish a worldly kingdom. But he knew that unity is not, and never can be, founded upon a group of mortal minds agreeing on something. He proved man’s oneness with God as Mind’s idea.
The Christian Scientist is not discouraged when efforts to organize mankind for genuine good do not immediately succeed. He is undisturbed, because wisdom never permits him to substitute faith in human institutions for trust in God and love for man.
What appears as division and conflict in the world today is merely the supposition of error. We know that since these appearances are not good, they have no God; and having no God, they have no Life and no activity; having no Mind, they have no influence; having no Principle, they have no basis. The claim of a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. So every thought, word, or act that would divide is self-destructive and is bringing about its own extermination.
As we steadfastly maintain that every expression of Life is Principle’s reflection and is obedient to divine Love, we shall see this manifested humanly in harmony. History will not continue to be a pendulum swinging between the rebellion of the masses and the domination of the classes, but will disclose the right idea of man, individually and collectively controlled by God.