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.
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.
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?
8:22 ¶ … the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.
23 And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you.
9:1 … the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God:
14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city;
16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength:
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war:
9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
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.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
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.
16 ¶ And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
22:15 ¶ Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
5:12 ¶ … by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;
15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
17 ¶ Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, … and were filled with indignation,
18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught.
34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, …
35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.
38 … let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:
39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it;
5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free,…
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
3:17 … where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
8:32 … ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
BY MARY BAKER EDDY
Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self‐governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.
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.
The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man.
Mind’s control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science.
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.
The real jurisdiction of the world is in Mind, controlling every effect and recognizing all causation as vested in divine Mind.
All is under the control of the one Mind, even God.
SH 149:26-27 God (to 4th ,)
God, divine Mind, governs all, not partially but supremely, …
Truth not error, Love not hate, Spirit not matter, governs man.
Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, — the Comforter which leadeth into all truth.
Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God’s government.
Reflecting God’s government, man is self-governed.
Jesus urged the commandment, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” which may be rendered: Thou shalt have no belief of Life as mortal; thou shalt not know evil, for there is one Life, — even God, good. He rendered “unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”
Whatever enslaves man is opposed to the divine government.
The eastern empires and nations owe their false government to the misconceptions of Deity there prevalent. Tyranny, intolerance, and bloodshed, wherever found, arise from the belief that the infinite is formed after the pattern of mortal personality, passion, and impulse.
The wicked man is not the ruler of his upright neighbor. Let it be understood that success in error is defeat in Truth.
The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage.
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.
The human mind has no power to kill or to cure, and it has no control over God’s man.
SH 224:29–31 (to 2nd .)
The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love.
God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.
When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible. The only way to this living Truth, which heals the sick, is found in the Science of divine Mind as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus.
There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor 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.
S&H 227:18-19, 24–26, 16 (only)
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Citizens of the world, accept the “glorious liberty of the children of God,” and be free! This is your divine right.
God made man free.
Though empires fall, “the Lord shall reign forever.”
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.
By Ella W. Hoag
Christian Science Sentinel
October 21, 1922
“… the freedom which God gives man is never anything more or less than the liberty to be absolutely governed by His perfect will. To live in obedience to divine Principle is the only liberty there is. Christian Science, in line with the Bible, accentuates this in all its teaching, showing conclusively that only as men learn to bring their wills into subjection to the divine will can they ever win the freedom which is man’s true heritage. Christian Science shows men how to demonstrate this freedom, for it presents both the law and the gospel, whereby freedom alone can be won. Obedience to God’s law is the only thing that can bring the complete understanding of what liberty is, and of what blessings it bestows upon man.”
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