Accession: A10366
Editorial Title: The Science of Life
Author: Mary Baker Eddy  Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Date: 1879 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: In the handwriting of Asa Gilbert Eddy on lined paper, with corrections and edits in the hand of Mary Baker Eddy.
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[*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document.Our subject is the Science of Life and this gives it presents an infinite field for thought. Life is the Alpha and OmegaRev 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. of mortal inquiry and the endless theme of the immortal Ancient and modern, sacred and profane history have recorded their theories of of Life. Both these histories have been made to say that Life is dual, it hath a twofold As Written: twfold nature, that Life is a composite which is the opposite of itself, and possesses two conditions which are the opposites of each other. We will briefly consider these two As Written: tw opposite statements of Life and the science of one of them, for being opposites, both conditions of Life, namely the spiritual and the material cannot be Science. This is a self evident proposition, that if two statements are the opposites of each other and one of them is Truth, the other one must be error. We accept gratefully the scripture's definition of Deity, namely, that God is Life and Truth, and learn therefrom that Life is Spirit, for God is Spirit. Then it follows that matter being the opposite of God or Spirit, of Life and Truth, matter must be error and mortality ; and [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document.according to our theories matter and mortality contain those opposites of God named sin, sickness and death. Again, Spirit being Intelligence it follows that matter is non-intelligence As Written: nonintelligence. Spirituality and materiality being opposites they cannot dwell together or harmonize, and if Life is Spiritual, it cannot be material. We also learn from Science, reason, and revelation, that light hath no fellowship with darkness nor God with BelialII Cor 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? II Cor 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? , therefore, that opposites such as Truth and error never blend, that Spirit can neither pass into matter nor come out from matter; even as light neither passes into darkness, nor comes out of darkness, darkness may hide the light but it cannot receive light and remain darkness. No more can matter become the receptacle of Spirit and remain matter. God cannot pass into mortal man. The infinite cannot enter the finite. Life cannot pass into death and then come out Life. Truth cannot enter error, and error remain, and Truth come out Truth; yea, Spirit cannot pass into matter and come out Spirit. Over 18 centuries ago the advent of a babeEditorial Note: Jesus Christ stamped a new impress on history. Mother clasp thy nestling tenderly rear her wisely, thou knowest not when the mantle of Christ's presence shall fall upon thine own. When the child Jesus [*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document.was born all the nations of the earth known at that period, were in subjection to the government of Rome. The Atlantic As Written: atlantic Ocean was an unexplored sea, the Indies had but a fabulous As Written: fabulus existence. The Mediterranean As Written: Mediterraneon sea then the largest body of water known upon the globe, was but a Roman lake. Around the Mediterranean As Written: Medeterranaon shores were clustered the thronged provinces and majestic cities that gave Rome the palm of dynasties. This empire of the Caesars As Written: Cesars was invested with power and fame that no modern republic, Empire, or Kingdom has ever eclipsed. A few years before the birth of Jesus, Julius Caesar As Written: Cesar perished in the senate chamber at Rome pierced by the dagger of Brutus. At the time Jesus' history commenced Octavius As Written: Octavus Caesar As Written: Cesar surnamed Augustus, or the august, because of his humanity, was monarch of the world. Rome was then the world and Caesar As Written: Cesar was the governor of Rome; he could do what he pleased with the property, the liberty and lives of more than three hundred millions of people comprising the Roman Empire. Such power no mortal ever swayed before, such power no mortal will ever sway again. In the main Augustus Caesar As Written: Cesar was a good man, if goodness can be weighed in the balance of Paganism Little dreamed the Emperor enthroned in his gorgeous palace As Written: pallace on the Capitoline As Written: capitoline Hill, that a Babe slumbering in a manger at Bethlehem, an obscure hamlet in the remote province of Syria, was to establish an empire before which the power of the Caesars As Written: Cesars must dwindle into insignificance. Showing us so plainly the infinite distance between the power of Truth and the so-called power of knowledge, of wealth, or fame -- to establish dominion. Jesus sought to establish the understanding of the kingdom of heaven even the reign of harmony that hath ever existed between God [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document.and man. The kingdom .of heaven is the supremacy of Spirit as revealed by Metaphysical Science God is the Principle of this harmony and righteousness and his government is spiritual expressed through the science of beingEditorial Note: Science of Being, uttered in the ten commandmentsEx 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying, Ex 20:2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Ex 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Ex 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Ex 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Ex 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Ex 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Ex 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: Ex 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: Ex 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Ex 20:12 ¶Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill. Ex 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Ex 20:15 Thou shalt not steal. Ex 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Ex 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. , the beatitudesMatt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matt 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matt 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. or sermon on the MountMatt 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: Matt 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Matt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matt 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matt 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matt 5:13 ¶Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matt 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matt 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Matt 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:17 ¶Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matt 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matt 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:21 ¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: Matt 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Matt 5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Matt 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matt 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Matt 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. Matt 5:27 ¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: Matt 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matt 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matt 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matt 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: Matt 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matt 5:33 ¶Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: Matt 5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Matt 5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Matt 5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. Matt 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Matt 5:38 ¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: Matt 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matt 5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. Matt 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Matt 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Matt 5:43 ¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. Matt 5:44 But 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; Matt 5:45 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. Matt 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? Matt 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Matt 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matt 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Matt 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: Matt 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. Matt 6:5 ¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matt 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matt 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matt 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matt 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matt 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. Matt 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matt 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: Matt 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt 6:16 ¶Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; Matt 6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Matt 6:19 ¶Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: Matt 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matt 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. Matt 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Matt 6:24 ¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
mammon.
Matt 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Matt 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Matt 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? Matt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: Matt 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Matt 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? Matt 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matt 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matt 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Matt 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Matt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Matt 7:6 ¶Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Matt 7:7 ¶Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matt 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matt 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Matt 7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? Matt 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matt 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matt 7:13 ¶Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matt 7:15 ¶Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matt 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matt 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Matt 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matt 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matt 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matt 7:21 ¶Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matt 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matt 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matt 7:24 ¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Matt 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. Matt 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: Matt 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Matt 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: Matt 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
, and Jesus' method of healing the sick. It is a government of Soul instead of sense, and this government annuls the law material, with the higher law Spiritual. It is the government of the unerring Intelligence, the immortal Mind, the Life, Truth and Love that shall establish the reign of harmony or kingdom of heaven on earth. Through the supremacy of Mind As Written: mind over matter by which temptation [*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document. sickness, sin and death are destroyed the science of Life is begun below. Jesus came fulfilling the will of the Father, carrying out God's government, and we learn that this government cast out error and healed the sick. Unlike that of the Cesar'sEditorial Note: Caesars this empire or kingdom of heaven was Science in accord with God the Principle of all Science, and this Principle was Truth, Life and Love; whose empire will never be overthrown. Jesus taught us this empire is founded on a spiritual basis. Caesar's government rested on a material foundation and it was overthrown Spiritual Life and its pursuit As Written: persuit Jesus likened to a rock against which the waves and winds beat in vain for it fell notMatt 7:24 ¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Matt 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. ; The material basis on which we attempt to fabricate life, to establish health, and attain happiness, he likened to a house built on the sand that when the floods came and the winds blew fell and great was the fall thereof;Matt 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: Matt 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. . We learn of metaphysics that Spirit never sins, never suffers, hence its immortality. Our theories would have it that matter suffers, sins and dies. But matter has no life of its own and dies of belief dies to mortal view of its own physics, its own admissions “ as a man thinketh so is he"Prov 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. Now let us examine the history of material religion founded on material rites and ceremonies and the doctrines and dogmas of men; and compare this record with the history of Christianity As Written: christianity founded on the spiritual status of man and of God predicated of the science of Life and based on a Principle instead of a person . The science of being reveals the impersonality of Spirit the application of the divine Principle of all to every day's experience and how this Principle understood casts out error, and elevates man morally and physically. X Close here with the following The Christianity As Written: christianity that Jesus taught and demonstrated proved beyond a question the immortality of man, it proved that Soul reproduces its own phenomena forever, also that mortal mind, or erring thought based on materiality produces a body no better than the mind that fashions it; whereas the immortal As Written: imortal mind, or unerring Intelligence gives for the standard of man the fullness of the stature of man in Christ JesusEph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: . Reviewing sacred history we pass reverently and in silence over the three years mission of our Master among the sons of men. That history is already fresh in memory the meek Nazarene's control over sickness sin and death is written in luminous lines; the history of Jesus lives in the hearts of his [?]  Unclear or illegible  followers Let us then obey his imperative As Written: imperitive command take up our crossMatt 16:24 ¶Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Luke 9:23 ¶And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. and demonstrate God as the Principle of our being – our t practice and proof The arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus is too painful in its material sense, too cruel and unjust to repeat, willingly; while the glorious Spiritual sense of that record is too advanced to be seen, except by those who understand it. The Spirituality of Jesus and his teachings, and the materiality of the age and the Rabbinical As Written: Rabincal doctrines could not harmonize; Jesus would not if he could and could not if he would relinquish his spirituality; and the age could not at once throw off the cankering chains of materiality already eating into the hearts of millions, making monsters more than men, hence the result; they thought to put to a violent death the best man that ever trod the Globe. The missionary adventures of our Master's students, their success in Christian demonstration and their final passage from the cross, and the scaffold to a crown, we also pass over with reverent As Written: revrent steps The brief pain of Paul the Roman orator, in peril by sea, in peril by land, in peril by his own countrymenII Cor 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. II Cor 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. II Cor 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; II Cor 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; II Cor 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. , be it remembered yielded to the triumph of Spirit over matter and he exclaimed in words that live forever, "where is thy sting Oh, death! And where thy victory graveI Cor 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? "? Conscious of his fidelity to Truth he said "I have kept the faith, I have fought the good fight, henceforth is laid up for me a crownII Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: II Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. ". Note the contrast between the histories of those faithful scientists and Christian As Written: christian heroes and the Emperors that followed them, Nero, Domitian As Written: Dometian, Trajan, and Diocletian The bloody Nero cringing with cowardice refusing to eat unless the shrieks of the Christians As Written: christians in tortures should regale his repast at length fleeing from his [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document. pursuers As Written: persuers in the garb of a woman and thrusting a dagger in his own breast. Domitian who ordered the loving Evangelist to be thrown into a caldron As Written: chaldron of boiling oilEditorial Note: According to the early Christian writer, Tertullian, the apostle John was thrown into caldron of boiling oil and emerged unharmed. after a career As Written: carreer of crime and misery fell beneath the dagger of an assassin. Trajan who gave the pious Ignatius to beasts for the entertainment of the people died in a state of extreme dejection and so relieved the earth of his guilty presence The Emperor Vespasian relieved somewhat the blackness of the history of that period by humane and noble deeds; at the close of one of sayings is very noteworthy a day in which little opportunity had occurred As Written: occured for doing good, he exclaimed, "I have lost a day" The history of Pagan Rome down to the fifth century and through the dark ages to the reformation closed forever the glory of Rome. Her last conquest was the domain of Zenobia when the captive queen robed in the gorgeous attire of the orient followed on foot Aurelian’s As Written: Aurelians triumphant car drawn by four stags the Roman senate . Of the different schools of Stoic and Philosopher it may be said they were sometimes right and oftentimes wrong; it is related of Justin Martyr that hearing of a Pythagorean As Written: Pythegorian professor of ethics he went to him and informed him he wished to become one of his disciples -- "very well" he replied, have you studied Music, Astronomy and Geometry, or do you think it possible for you to understand aught of that which leads to bliss without having mastered the Sciences that disengage the Soul from sensible objects rendering it a fit habitation for the intelligences On Justin Martyr's confessing he had not studied those branches, he was dismissed. Alas! For such a material Science! Of what avail were geometry to a poor sinner struggling with temptation, or to a man with the small pox? Ancient and modern Philosophy are spoiled by a lack of Science; they would place Soul in body, Intelligence in matter and from error of premises seek a correct conclusion such philosophy can never demonstrate the Science of Life that Paul understood when he said, "we must be absent from the body to be present with the LordII Cor 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. " Philosophy so far from the rules of Jesus who was the Master of science His words that live in our hearts were these "except ye become as a little child ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heavenMatt 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Mark 10:13 ¶And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. Luke 18:15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. " Not through Astronomy As Written: Astromy etc did he point out the way to heaven and the reign of harmony t that ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science affords. The beautiful ignorance and wisdom of Jesus ignorance of material theorems and Infinite understanding of the spiritual enabled him to demonstrate ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science as no others did. The arrogant Rabbis As Written: Ribbis and devoted Stoics As Written: stoics with their different religions and philosophies failed to demonstrate the truth that cast out error and healed the sick Uneducated Jesus introduced to a very material age the Science of Spirit that harmonized God and man, united Principle and idea and revealed the government of God; silence by his demonstration wrought on this statement the proudest systems of ancient and modern ethics. Does the calculation of the eclipses compare with the science that destroys sickness sin and death? Does the material code compare with the Spiritual proof of Truth compare with science that reveals Spiritual law holding ascendency over the material, that saith to matter thou art dust, nothingness, and to Spirit thou art Substance, Life and Intelligence; that saith to the senses thou art mistaken, for God and his idea are all that are real or eternal; science reveals this great fact, and reveals the Infinite Principle, and the Infinite idea harmonizing and filling immensity; therefore there is no space for materiality, when as the scripture declares God is all and in all and because God is all and in all and God is spirit there is no matter and Spirit is in itself for Spirit is unlimited and can be in nothing else, it cannot enter matter that is limited; And matter hath no sensation, life or intelligence of its own. Science contradicts sense. Spirit's phenomena are not understood they certainly are not materiality Spirit is God therefore Spirit cannot sin or suffer; matter cannot sin or suffer it hath no Intelligence or sensation Metaphysics are abstract until proved -- and they are proved as numbers are proved in one respect, namely the reversed statement of Metaphysics proves the rule We say of numbers that four times five make twenty and reverse the statement and we find that five times four are twenty so of Metaphysics reverse the statement that matter is not in Spirit And it brings out the rule of Metaphysics, namely, that Spirit is not in matter. The beliefs of erring mortality are not reliable one of its beliefs is that to defraud your neighbor is a gain to yourself but this is a mistake and error; mortal mind has other beliefs, namely, that it sees, hears feels etc. [?]  Unclear or illegible  through matter and construction but this is a r mistake and error Jesus understanding that the objects of sense are but conditions of belief, changed the water into wineJohn 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: John 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. John 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. John 2:8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. John 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, John 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. , and multiplied the loaves and fishesMatt 14:13 ¶When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. Mark 6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. Luke 9:10 ¶And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called
Bethsaida.
John 6:5 ¶When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? Matt 15:32 ¶Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. Mark 8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
without meal or monad . The demonologist to effect purposes of evil changes pleasure to pain, joy to sorrow, etc; not having reached the moral and Spiritual law of mental Science they can do evil through a mental process. Had they reached this law of Science and Metaphysics they would have understood it, and the law would govern them and render it impossible to do evil through Metaphysics. Jesus understood Life better than to conclude that life is structural or material, to him Life was the conscious freedom, purity and bliss that is never in or of matter. Handshift:Mary Baker Eddy He taught us that Spirit is impersonal, and that Spirit is Truth and Love; said he "Spirit hath not flesh and bonesLuke 24:36 ¶And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. ". – Some people speak of persons as of spirits this phraseology is incorrect according to belief there can be no mind in a shadow, no brain for mortal mind to work through, no nerves to convey the messages of this mind no blood to carry life through the shadow, no mind, no Intelligence no substance is there in shadows [?]  Unclear or illegible  What then have you of persons in shadows You cannot have mind or sensation it is only error and belief that gives to nothingness a habitation and a name It is Only an error and belief too that requires the paraphernalia As Written: parahanalia of bones, blood, nerves and so forth, to make an Intelligence, but when these are lacking nothing is left of finite definitions to make a person. That Life is material or structural is a dream from which mortal mind is daily wakening It is a troubled dream and precisely like the dream of sleep with only one exception, that it lasts longer. The dream . The dream that comes with closed eyes we call the unreal But metaphysics finds all suppositional As Written: sppositional, mortal or material existence a dream that goes on with both open and closed eyes and reveals the great fact that the waking is not until physics yield to metaphysics The dream with eyes closed only illustrates the dream with eyes unclosed for both are dreams and both are the histories of thought and belief; we no Handshift:Asa Gilbert Eddy more see feel or hear by means of matter in the day dream than in the dream of sleep In the morning it is familiar in memory that we shook the hand of a friend in our dream, suffered perchance from a fall, or explored some far off country, traveled wearily and sighed for home; or basked forsooth in the beauties of the tropics. Now had we not wakened from this dream it would have been still a reality to us instead of a dream Two dreams constitute what is termed material life, the dream of sleep and the dream when sleep lies not upon the lids, the longer dream we call the real, the shorter one the unreal of this life material. The pain we feel in our night dream we say is in our body yet our body we have with us in our dream and we may be far off from the body lying on the couch that is without pain. What then is this body of ours but an embodiment of belief? In the night dream we walk off with a body, while the body we thought we had a moment before lies motionless; should the head be severed instantly from the trunk, while in a vivid dream, you would be unconscious of pain or loss, and would still go on calling dream a reality. When we understand that all existence is a state of mind instead of body, that pain or pleasure is thought and not matter, we shall reason correctly on Metaphysics. Has some one a dream of sickness and is it a dream x of consumptionEditorial Note: Consumption is a disease known today as Tuberculosis. ? Then we desire to ask what is consuming? all is mind and you are losing only what mind admits. Have you a dream of rheumatism? and do you know it is a dream? no, you think it is a reality, and that is why you do not waken from this dream; while the dream lasts it is reality to you but if this dream should change and pass away you would find your body was not affected by it, as the dreamer with eyes closed suffering from his dream wakes to find his body undisturbed, and to rejoice that his dream is gone. Rheumatism is not a quality of mind, not a property of matter, and it belongs to neither mind or matter What then is rheumatism? We answer, it is a dream and I am like the waking one who tells you you are dreaming for I see your body symmetrical As Written: symetrical and harmonious while you in your dream think [?]  Unclear or illegible  your joints pain you, that they are swollen stiff etc But only waken from this belief and you will see as I do your body symmetrical As Written: symetrical and at ease . Handshift:Mary Baker Eddy Harmony and symmetry As Written: symetry is the natural condition of your body and you will never lose it only to belief it cannot be lost in Truth All our dreams of Life in matter can never in reality change the fact that our life is Spirit and our body harmonious and beautiful. The ugly dream of pain etc like an eclipse of the sun may hide from you this harmonious body but I can see it and you will see it when the dream passes The eclipse can only hide, it cannot put out the light of the sun your dream can only hide, it cannot change the fact that your body is not pained nor manacled. [*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document. Awake thou who art Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. wandering an unpleasant As Written: unpleant dream and walk forth thou whose feet are beautiful upon the mountainsIsa 52:7 ¶How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Your pain weakness or deformity is only , a belief it is not the reality of your being Life is not constituted thus man's being is not at the mercy of dreams. Burst asunder As Written: assunder the belief that hath bound you, Christ, Truth, opens the prison doorsActs 5:16 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. -- fear is destroyed and you are free! Behold your body harmonious. . . Friends, This divine ray of scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science fell athwart my path in a despairing moment many years ago, its light broke in upon my dreams and it awakened and restored meEditorial Note: This is probably a reference to Mary Baker Eddy’s experience of sudden abatement of symptoms of a fall on the ice in Lynn, Massachusetts in February 1866, while reading the Bible. She later would identify this experience as the point of her “discovery” of Christian Science.. It hath been the pillar of fire going before meEx 13:21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: Ex 13:22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. , lighting the gloom, making the yoke easy, giving rest in Soul triumph over sense and joy in understanding. The materialistic philosophers of today, Professors As Written: Proffesors TyndalEditorial Note: John Tyndall (1820 – 1893) was a prominent Irish physicist. He made discoveries related to magnetism, infrared radiation and the physical properties of air. He also wrote a number of books and gave lectures to make science more accessible to the general public. He supported Darwin’s theory of evolution and a separation between science and religion, along with friend and contemporary Thomas Henry Huxley., DarwinEditorial Note: Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) was an English biologist, naturalist and geologist. He is most well known for his theory of evolution, published in his 1859 work, On the Origin of Species , HuxlyEditorial Note: Thomas Henry Huxley (1825 – 1895) was an English biologist. Although he was initially slow to accept some of Darwin's ideas, he became one of the staunchest advocates for Darwin's theory of evolution, even calling himself "Darwin's bulldog." Huxley also made contributions to the field of comparative anatomy and was instrumental in developing scientific education in Britain.  etc have taken the opposite extreme to this great question What is Life and where is it? is They were arguing with the erudition As Written: errudition that distinguishes them That all is matter While we as a child at the feet of Truth had reached the opposite proof in an extreme momentEditorial Note: This is probably a reference to Mary Baker Eddy’s experience of sudden abatement of symptoms of a fall on the ice in Lynn, Massachusetts in February 1866, while reading the Bible. She later would identify this experience as the point of her “discovery” of Christian Science., that all is mind. Mr. Darwin Handshift:Asa Gilbert Eddy supports the theory that matter evolves itself that it is self-created therefore it must have been anterior to mind. Professor AgassizEditorial Note: Louis Agassiz (1807 – 1873) was a Swiss American biologist and geologist. He made important contributions to the field of natural science particularly through his work on glaciers as well as living and fossil fishes. Agassiz believed in a Divine Plan of God in nature, and so rejected Darwin's theory of evolution. brings forward the great fact that one species cannot produce its opposite species, that any deviation from this rule is followed by a return to the the original species My hearers As Written: hears will please bear in mind, that spirit and matter are opposites therefore if matter was the basis of mind as Mr. Darwin intimates mind must return again to its original matter Here is the line of of demarcation and the difference lies not between mind and matter but between the Immortal mind and the mortal I agree with Mr. As Written: Mr Darwin that what is termed mind in the body evolves itself and its own body and it is this so called mind that names its own body and its surroundings and calls them matter, and is governed (by this conclusion and by what it terms matter or sentient nerves even the five personal senses This so called mind we admit . mind we admit originates in the lower species and is error from first to last so if man was once a monkey according to Mr. Darwin, he will again be a monkey according to Prof. Agassiz But this mode of reasoning is little less than transmigrationEditorial Note: Transmigration refers to the concept of the soul passing into another body after death, now more commonly called reincarnation. as admitted by the Chinese As Written: chinese mother who gives her child the pleasant assurance that if he is a good boy he shall in due time become a kitten. But Man hath a Spiritual origin his origin and Principle are Spirit and the species of man have not been crossed spiritual man is the same as when God said let Us make man and in our own likenessGen 1:26 ¶And 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. which was Spirit The Revelator As Written: revelattor on the isle As Written: aisle of Patmos,Editorial Note: John privileged As Written: priviledged to be exiled from mortal conceptions of Life and Spared the illusions of sense, beheld through the illumination of Soul the seven sealsRev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. of error opened and mortal mind and the beliefs of matter in their corresponding As Written: corrisponding figures of reptile As Written: reptil and beast passed in review before him. To his quickened sense the hideous forms of malice, hatred and lies were unveiled. The crowned beasts of appetite and passion, the seven headed SerpentsRev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. of envy, hatred and lies; hypocrisy with the head of a dragon and the face of a lamb, the Jerusalem that killed the prophetsMatt 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! that suffocated the breath of ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science with the beliefs of sense all rose up before the RevelatorEditorial Note: John of Patmos out of the sea of mortal mind (to but only to appear and disappear when materiality was destroyed and there was no more seaRev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. . Methinks none but the scientific As Written: scientiffic JohonEditorial Note: John. In this sentence, Mary Baker Eddy implies that she believes the book of Revelation was written by Jesus’ disciple, John the son of Zebedee, who was said to have been unharmed after being placed in a cauldron of boiling oil. Contemporary mainstream New Testament scholars believe that the author of Revelation was named John, but he was neither John the disciple of Jesus nor the author of the New Testament gospel attributed to John. whom the boiling oil harmed not, could have borne that view one thing is certain none but he could have reached it; his spiritual sense was refreshed by an angel coming from heavenRev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: a message from Soul quickly pouring truth into the seething As Written: seathing sea of the senses and holding in the right hand a little bookRev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? that was sealed, its meaning was hidden from personal sense. And the angel the soft winged message from Soul cried, "who is worthy to open the bookRev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? ", who hath reached the spiritual perception of life Truth and Love Then the spirit uttered its voices and all was revealed and th e spiritual sense of life brought out the science of Life and destroyed the belief of life, substance or Intelligence in matter; and the evidences of the material senses yielded to the evidences of the Spiritual senses matter Then the beasts bowed before the Lamb knelt at the feetof purity and innocence; and the dragon and his angels were chained and cast into the bottomless pitRev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. ; hatred and lies were disarmed and destroyed forever Then there came down from heaven the new JerusalemRev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. , the supremacy of Spirit and the reign of harmony appeared in their might majesty and loveliness and paeans As Written: peans of praise ascribed all power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessings to God to Spirit enthroned forever; and the crystal river, (the pure waters of Life)Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. flowed on, and the tree of Life yielded her fruits for the healing of the nationsRev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. ; And the Revelator saw There should be no more curseRev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: no sickness Sin or death [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document. no more sorrowing or sighing all tears should be wiped awayRev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. for no night is thereRev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. and the glory of his presence the radiance of Divine Life, Truth and Love shall illumine As Written:illumins and govern Life in ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science

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[*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document.Our subject is the Science of Life and this gives it presents an infinite field for thought. It Life is the Alpha and OmegaRev 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. of mortal inquiry and the endless theme of the immortal Ancient and modern, sacred and profane history have recorded their theories of Science, and of Life. Both these histories have been made to say that Life is dual, it hath a twfold Corrected: twofold nature, that Life is a composite which is the opposite of itself, and possesses two conditions which are the opposites of each other. We will briefly consider these tw Corrected: two opposite statements of Life and the science of one of them, for being opposites, both conditions of Life, namely the spiritual and the material cannot be Science. This is a self evident proposition, that if two statements are the opposites of each standards are entirely opposite of each other and one of them is Truth, the other one is errormust be error. We accept gratefully the scripture's definition of Deity, namely, that God is Life and Truth, and we also learn therefrom that Life is Spirit, for God is Spirit. Then it follows that matter being the opposite of God and or Spirit, of Life and Truth, matter must be error and mortality death; and [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document.according to our theories it matter and mortality contains those opposites of God that are named sin, sickness and death. Again, Spirit being Intelligence and Spirit we learn is the opposite of matter it follows that matter is nonintelligence. Corrected: non-intelligence Spirituality and materiality being directly opposites they cannot dwell together or harmonize, We learn again Again we learn and if Life is Spiritual, it cannot be material. We also learn from Science, reason, and revelation, that light hath no fellowship with darkness nor God with BelialII Cor 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? II Cor 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? , therefore, that opposites such as Truth and error never blend, that never mingle and remain opposites, hence Spirit can neither pass into matter nor come out out from matter; even as light can neither passes into darkness, nor comes out of darkness, while darkness may hide the light but it cannot receive the light and remain darkness. No more can matter become the receptacle of Spirit and remain matter. God cannot pass into mortal man. The infinite cannot enter the finite. Life cannot pass into death and then come out Life. Truth cannot enter error, and error remain, and Truth come out Truth; yea, Spirit cannot pass into matter and come out Spirit. Over 18 centuries ago the advent of a babeEditorial Note: Jesus Christ stamped a new impress on history. Mother clasp thy nestling tenderly rear her wisely, thou knowest not when the mantle of Christ's presence shall fall upon thine own. When the child Jesus [*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document.was born all the nations of the earth known at that period, were in subjection to the government of Rome. The atlantic Corrected: Atlantic Ocean was an unexplored sea, the Indies had but a fabulus Corrected: fabulous existence. The Mediterraneon Corrected: Mediterranean sea then the largest body of water known upon the globe, was but a Roman lake. Around the Medeterranaon Corrected: Mediterranean shores were clustered the thronged provinces and majestic cities that gave Rome the palm of dynasties. This empire of the Cesars Corrected: Caesars was invested with power and fame that no modern republic, Empire, or Kingdom has ever eclipsed. A few years before the birth of Jesus, Julius Cesar Corrected: Caesar perished in the senate chamber at Rome pierced by the dagger of Brutus. At the time Jesus' history commenced Octavus Corrected: Octavius Cesar Corrected: Caesar surnamed Augustus, or the august, because of his humanity, was monarch of the world. Rome was then the world and Cesar Corrected: Caesar was the governor of Rome; he could do what he pleased with the property, the liberty and the lives of more than three hundred millions of people comprising the Roman Empire. Such power no no mortal ever swayed before, such power no mortal will ever sway again. In the main Augustus Cesar Corrected: Caesar was a good man, if goodness can be weighed in the balance of pa Paganism Little dreamed the Emperor enthroned in his gorgeous pallace Corrected: palace on the capitoline Corrected: Capitoline Hill, that a [?]  Unclear or illegible  Babe slumbering in a manger at Bethlehem, an obscure hamlet in the remote province of Syria, was to establish an empire before which the power of the Cesars Corrected: Caesars must dwindle into insignificance. Proving to us Showing us so plainly the infinite distance between the power of Truth and the so-called power of knowledge, of wealth, or fame -- to establish dominion. Jesus sought to establish the understanding of the kingdom of heaven even the the reign of harmony that hath ever existed between God [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document.and man. The kingdom was .of heaven is the supremacy of Spirit as revealed by Metaphysical Science God is the Principle of this harmony and righteousness and his government is spiritual and expressed it through the science of beingEditorial Note: Science of Being, uttered it in the ten commandmentsEx 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying, Ex 20:2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Ex 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Ex 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Ex 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Ex 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Ex 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Ex 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: Ex 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: Ex 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Ex 20:12 ¶Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill. Ex 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Ex 20:15 Thou shalt not steal. Ex 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Ex 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. , the beatitudesMatt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matt 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matt 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. or sermon on the MmountMatt 5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: Matt 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Matt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matt 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matt 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matt 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matt 5:13 ¶Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matt 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matt 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Matt 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt 5:17 ¶Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matt 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Matt 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:21 ¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: Matt 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Matt 5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Matt 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Matt 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Matt 5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. Matt 5:27 ¶Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: Matt 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matt 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matt 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matt 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: Matt 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matt 5:33 ¶Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: Matt 5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Matt 5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Matt 5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. Matt 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Matt 5:38 ¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: Matt 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matt 5:40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. Matt 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Matt 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Matt 5:43 ¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. Matt 5:44 But 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; Matt 5:45 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. Matt 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? Matt 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Matt 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matt 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Matt 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: Matt 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. Matt 6:5 ¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matt 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Matt 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Matt 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matt 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matt 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. Matt 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matt 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: Matt 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt 6:16 ¶Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matt 6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; Matt 6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Matt 6:19 ¶Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: Matt 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matt 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. Matt 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! Matt 6:24 ¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
mammon.
Matt 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Matt 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Matt 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? Matt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: Matt 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matt 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Matt 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? Matt 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matt 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matt 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Matt 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Matt 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. Matt 7:6 ¶Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Matt 7:7 ¶Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matt 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matt 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Matt 7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? Matt 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matt 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matt 7:13 ¶Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matt 7:15 ¶Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matt 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matt 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Matt 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matt 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matt 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matt 7:21 ¶Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matt 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Matt 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matt 7:24 ¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Matt 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. Matt 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: Matt 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Matt 7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: Matt 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
, and Jesus' his method of healing the sick. It is a government of Soul instead of personal sense, and this government annuls the law material, with the higher law Spiritual. It is the government that came from of the unerring Intelligence, the immortal Mind, the Life, Truth and Love that shall establish the reign of harmony or kingdom of heaven on earth. Through the supremacy of mind Corrected: Mind over matter by which temptation [*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document. sickness, sin and death are destroyed blotted out was the science of Life is begun below. Jesus came fulfilling the will of the Father, carrying out God's government, and we learn that it this government cast out error and healed the sick. Unlike that of the Cesar'sEditorial Note: Caesars this empire or kingdom of heaven was the result of Christian was Science in accord with God the Principle of all Science, and this Principle was namely Truth, Life and Love; whose an empire will never to be overthrown. Jesus taught us this empire is founded founded his empire on a spiritual basis. Caesar's government rested was built on a material foundation and it was overthrown The spiritual foundation [?]  Unclear or illegible  Spiritual Life and its persuit Corrected: pursuit Jesus likened to a rock against which the waves and winds beat in vain for it fell notMatt 7:24 ¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Matt 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. ; The material basis on which we attempt to fabricate life, to establish health, and to attain happiness, he likened to a house built on the sand that when the floods came and the winds blew fell and great was the fall thereof;Matt 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: Matt 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. the material goes out with throes of agony. We learn of metaphysics that Spirit never sins, never suffers, hence its immortality. Our theories would have it that matter suffers, sins and dies. But matter has no life of its own and must dies and dies of belief only and dies to mortal view of its own physics, its own error or the admissions for “ as a of mortal thought and as a man thinketh so is he"Prov 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. Now let us examine the history of material religion founded on material rites and ceremonies and the doctrines and dogmas of men; and compare it this record with the history of christianity Corrected: Christianity founded on the spiritual status of man and of God predicated of the science of Life founded and based on a Principle instead of a person which. The science of being reveals the impersonality of Spirit the application of the divine Principle of all to every day's experience and how this Principle understood it casts out error, and and elevates man scale of being morally and physically. X Close here with the following The christianity Corrected: Christianity that Jesus taught and demonstrated proved beyond a question the man's immortality of man, it proved that Soul reproduces its own phenomena forever, also and that mortal mind, or and erring thought based on and belief whose basis is materiality produces a body no better than the mind that fashions it; whereas the imortal Corrected: immortal mind, or unerring Intelligence gives for the standard of man the points out the fullness of the stature of man in Christ JesusEph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: . When Reviewing sacred history we shall pass reverently and in silence over the three years mission of our Master among the sons of men. That history is already fresh in memory the meek Nazarene's his control over written, legibly, in luminous lines, written in the control he manifested over sin sickness sin and death and we is written in luminous lines; and the history of Jesus lives in the hearts of his [?]  Unclear or illegible  followers Let us then obey his imperitive Corrected: imperative command to those who followed him to take up their our crossMatt 16:24 ¶Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Luke 9:23 ¶And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. and to demonstrate God as the Principle of our being – our their practice and proof The arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus is too painful in its material sense, too cruel and unjust to repeat, willingly; while the glorious Spiritual sense of that record is too advanced to be seen, except by those who understand it. The Spirituality of Jesus and of his teachings, and the materiality of the age and of the Rabincal Corrected: Rabbinical doctrines could not harmonize; and Jesus would not if he could and could not if he would relinquish his own spirituality; so also and the age could not at once throw off the cankering chains of materiality already eating into the hearts of millions, making monsters more than men, hence the result; they thought to put to a violent death the best man that ever trod the Globe. The missionary adventures of our Master's students, his disciples their success in Christian demonstration and their Soul, and final passage from the cross, as and the scaffold to a crown, we also pass over with revrent Corrected: reverent steps The brief pain of Paul the Roman orator, in peril by sea, in peril by land, in peril by his own countrymenII Cor 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. II Cor 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. II Cor 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; II Cor 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; II Cor 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. , be it remembered yielded to the triumph of Spirit over matter in and he exclaimed in words that live forever, "where is thy sting Oh, death! And where thy victory graveI Cor 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? "? I have Conscious of his fidelity to God Truth he said "I have kept the faith, I have fought the good fight, henceforth is laid up for me a crownII Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: II Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. ". What a Note the contrast between the histories of those followers of Science those faithful scientists and christian Corrected: Christian heroes and the Emperors that followed them, Nero, Dometian, Corrected: Domitian Trajan, and Diocletian The bloody Nero cringing with cowardice yet refusing to eat unless the shrieks of the christians Corrected: Christians in tortures should regale his repast at length fleeing fled from his [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document. persuers Corrected: pursuers in the garb of a woman and to thrusting a a dagger in his own breast. Domitian who had ordered the loving Evangelist John to be thrown into a chaldron Corrected: caldron of boiling oilEditorial Note: According to the early Christian writer, Tertullian, the apostle John was thrown into caldron of boiling oil and emerged unharmed. after a carreer Corrected: career of crime and misery fell fell at last the victim of a life mispent Corrected: misspent beneath the dagger of an assassin. Trajan who gave the pious Ignatius to the beasts for the entertainment of the people died in a state of extreme dejection and so relieved the earth of his guilty presence The Emperor Vespasian relieved somewhat the blackness of the history of that period by humane and noble deeds; at the close of one of sayings is very noteworthy the a day in which little opportunity had occured Corrected: occurred for doing good, he exclaimed, "I have lost a day" The history of Pagan Rome down to the fifth century and through the dark ages to the reformation closed forever the glory of Rome. Her last conquest was the domain of Zenobia and when the captive queen who robed in the gorgeous attire of the orient followed on foot Aurelians Corrected: Aurelian’s triumphant car drawn by four stags the Roman senate in flowing robes, the bannered army and countless populace closing the procession. Of the different schools of Stoic and Philosopher it may be said they were sometimes right and oftentimes wrong; it is was related of Justin Martyr that hearing of a Pythegorian Corrected: Pythagorean a professor of the science of ethics he went to him and informed him he wished to become one of his disciples -- "very well" he replied, have you studied Music, Astronomy and Geometry, or do you think it possible for you to understand aught of that which leads to bliss without having mastered the Sciences that disengage the Soul from sensible objects rendering it a fit habitation for the intelligences On Justin Martyr's confessing he had not studied those branches, he was dismissed. Alas! For such a material Science! Of what avail were geometry to a poor sinner struggling with temptation, or to a man with the small pox? Ancient and modern Philosophy is are spoiled by a lack of Science; when it they would place Soul in body, or Intelligence in matter and from error of premises seek a correct conclusion such philosophy can never demonstrate the Science of Life christianity Corrected: Christianity that Paul understood when he said, "we must be absent from the body to be present with the LordII Cor 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. " Philosophy so far from the rules of Jesus who was the the Master of science His and those words of Jesus the master of Science that shew Corrected: show us our way words that live in our hearts except ye were these "except ye become as a little children ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heavenMatt 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Mark 10:13 ¶And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. Luke 18:15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. " Not through Astromy Corrected: Astronomy etc did he point out the way to heaven and the reign of harmony the reign of harmony that ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science affords. The beautiful innocence ignorance and wisdom of Jesus ignorance of material theorems and Infinite understanding of the spiritual enabled him to demonstrate ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science as no others did. The arrogant rab Ribbis Corrected: Rabbis and devoted stoics Corrected: Stoics with their different religions and or their philosophies failed to demonstrate the truth that cast out error and healed the sick Uneducated Jesus introduced to a very at a material age the Science of Spirit that harmonized God and man, united Principle and idea and revealed the government of God; This science taught directly that God is not in the things he creates, that there is but one Spirit, and Spirit is not in matter, that and Soul was never in sense and that personal sense is illusive and he put to silence by his demonstration wrought on this statement the proudest systems of ancient and modern ethics. Does the calculation of the eclipses compare with the science that destroys sickness sin and death? Does the material code compare with the Spiritual proof of Truth [?]  Unclear or illegible  The Science that compare with the science that reveals the Spiritual law holding entire ascendency over the material, that saith to matter thou art dust, nothingness, and to Spirit thou art Substance, Life and Intelligence; that saith to the senses thou art mistaken, for God and his idea are all and in all, -- this idea is in Spirit all Soul and the senses of Spirit are all whether personal sense all that are real or eternal; science reveals this great fact, and reveals that points out the Infinite Principle, and the Infinite idea harmonizing and filling immensity; therefore there is no space for materiality, when as the scripture declares God is all and in all and because God is all and in all and God is spirit there is no matter and Spirit is in itself for and God is not in matter but is in itself and because Spirit is unlimited and it can be in nothing else, it it cannot enter matter that is limited; And matter hath no sensation, life or intelligence of its own. Science contradicts sense. Spirit's phenomena are not understood they certainly are not materiality is not materiality matter cannot suffer Spirit cannot Spirit is God therefore Spirit cannot sin or suffer; matter cannot sin or suffer it hath no Intelligence or sensation Spirit cannot sin for Spirit is God Metaphysics are proved abstract until proved -- and they are proved as numbers are proved in one respect, namely the reversed statement of Metaphysics them proves the rule For example We say of numbers that four times five make twenty and and reverse the statement and we find that five times four are twenty four times five are twenty so of Metaphysics the reverse the statement that matter is not in Spirit reversed And it brings out the rule of Metaphysics, namely, proves that Spirit is not in matter. mortal mind has a The beliefs of erring mortality are not reliable one of its beliefs is that to defraud your neighbor is a gain to yourself but this is a mistake and error; mortal mind has another beliefs, namely, that what it sees, hears feels etc. [?]  Unclear or illegible  through matter and construction but this is a matter but this is another a mistake and error of mortal belief Jesus understanding that the objects of sense are but conditions of our belief, changed the water into wineJohn 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: John 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. John 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. John 2:8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. John 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, John 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. , and multiplied the loaves and fishesMatt 14:13 ¶When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. Mark 6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. Luke 9:10 ¶And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called
Bethsaida.
John 6:5 ¶When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? Matt 15:32 ¶Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. Mark 8:1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
without meal or monad so. The demonologist to effect purposes of evil changes pleasure to pain, joy to sorrow, etc; for not having reached the moral and Spiritual law of mental Science they can do evil through a mental process. Had they reached this law of Science and or Metaphysics they would have and understood it, the and the that law would govern them and render it it would be impossible for them to do evil through Metaphysics. Jesus understood Life better than to conclude that life is structural or material, to him Life was the conscious freedom, purity and bliss that is never in or of matter. Handshift:Mary Baker Eddy He taught us that Spirit is impersonal, and that Spirit is even Truth and Love; said he "Spirit hath not flesh and bonesLuke 24:36 ¶And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. ". – We Some people speak of a person or persons as of spirits when but there this phraseology is incorrect according to belief there can be no mind in a shadow, no brain for mortal mind to work through, no nerves to convey the messages of this mind no blood to carry life through the shadow, no joints mind, no Intelligence no substance is there in shadows in a mere [?]  Unclear or illegible  What then have you of persons then in shadows only You cannot have mind or sensation Nothing just nothing it is only an error and belief that gives to nothingness a habitation and a name It is And Only an error and belief too that can requires the parahanalia Corrected: paraphernalia of bones, blood, nerves and so forth, to make an Intelligence, but a Deity and when these are lacking nothing is left of finite definitions to make a person. all then becomes infinite That Life is material or structural is a dream from which mortal mind is daily waking wakening It is also a troubled dream and is precisely like the dream of sleep with only one exception, that it lasts longer. The dream that goes on with open eyes mental we have have belief has named the real reality of life. The dream that comes with closed eyes we call the unreal But metaphysics finds all sppositional, Corrected: suppositional mortal or material existence a dream that goes on with both open and closed eyes and reveals the great fact that the waking is is not until physics yield to metaphysics and we learn that The dream with eyes closed only illustrates the dream with eyes unclosed for that both are dreams and both are the histories of thought and belief; and we have no Handshift:Asa Gilbert Eddymatter to more see feel or hear by means of matter or touch in the day dream than in the dream of sleep In the morning it is familiar famllr in memory that we shook the hand of a friend a in our sleep in our dream, or suffered perchance from a fall, or explored some far off country, traveled wearily and sighed for home; or basked forsooth in the beauties of the tropics. Now had we not wakened from this dream it would have been still a reality to us instead of a dream Two dreams constitute what is termed material life, the dream of sleep and the dream when sleep lies not upon the lids, the longer dream we call the real, the a shorter one the unreal of this life material. The pain you we feel in your night dream we you say is in your body yet our body we have with us in our dream and we and that body may be afar off from the body lying on the couch that is without pain. What then is this body of ours but an embodiment of belief? thought? In the night dream you we walk off with the a body, while the body we thought we you had a moment before lies motionless; should the head be severed instantly from the trunk, while in a vivid dream, you would be unconscious of it pain or loss, and would still go on calling you’re the the dream a reality. When we understand that all existence is a state of mind instead of body, that pain or pleasure is thought and not matter, we can shall reason correctly aright on Metaphysics. Have you Has some one a dream of sickness today and is it a dream x is of consumptionEditorial Note: Consumption is a disease known today as Tuberculosis. ? Then we desire to ask what is consuming? all is mind and you are losing only what mind you admits. Have you a dream of rheumatism? and do you know it is a dream? no, you think it is a reality, and that is why you do not waken from this dream; while the dream lasts it is reality to you but if this dream should change and pass away you would find your body was not affected by it, as the dreamer with eyes closed suffering from his dream wakes to find his body undisturbed, and to rejoice that his dream is gone. Rheumatism is not a quality of mind, not a property of matter, and it belongs to neither mind or matter rheumatism What then is rheumatism? We answer, it is a dream and I am like the waking one who tells you when you are dreaming for I see your body symetrical Corrected: symmetrical and harmonious while you in your dream think who see the body of the sleeper harmonious and still while [?]  Unclear or illegible  saying your joints pain you, that they are swollen stiff etc But only waken from this belief and you will and stiff only waken him from that thought and he see as I do your body symetrical Corrected: symmetrical and at ease . Handshift:Mary Baker Eddy has passed The Natural Harmony and symetry Corrected: symmetry of belief is the natural condition of standard for your body and you will never lose the it only to belief it cannot be lost in Truth symetry Corrected: symmetry of body until the you is impersonal Spirit and that is the work of eternity and eternity is endless. The different All our dreams of Life in matter can never in reality change the fact that our life is Spirit and y our body is harmonious and beautiful. Then your dream The ugly dream of pain etc like an eclipse of the sun may hide from you this harmonious body but I can see it and you will see it when the dream passes away The eclipse can only hide, it cannot put out the light of the sun your dream can only hide, it cannot change the fact that your body is not pained nor manacled. [*]Editorial Note: Start of a vertical line drawn through document. Awake thou who art that sleepestEph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. wandering in an unpleant Corrected: unpleasant dream and walk forth thou whose feet are beautiful upon the mountainsIsa 52:7 ¶How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Your pain your weakness or deformity is only you, a belief that it is a dream it is not the reality of your being Life is not constituted thus is not thus and man's being is not at the mercy of dreams. Burst assunder Corrected: asunder the belief that hath bound you, Christ, Truth, opens the prison doorsActs 5:16 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. -- fear is destroyed and then you are free! Behold your body is harmonious. The dream hath passed. look upon the new dream the old hath passed The dream hath passed. Friends, This divine ray of scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science fell athwart my path in a despairing moment many years ago, its light broke in upon my dreams and it awakened and restored meEditorial Note: This is probably a reference to Mary Baker Eddy’s experience of sudden abatement of symptoms of a fall on the ice in Lynn, Massachusetts in February 1866, while reading the Bible. She later would identify this experience as the point of her “discovery” of Christian Science.. It hath been the pillar of fire going before meEx 13:21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: Ex 13:22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. , lighting the gloom, making the burden yoke easy, giving rest in Soul triumph over sense and joy in understanding. The materialistic philosophers of today, Proffesors Corrected: Professors TyndalEditorial Note: John Tyndall (1820 – 1893) was a prominent Irish physicist. He made discoveries related to magnetism, infrared radiation and the physical properties of air. He also wrote a number of books and gave lectures to make science more accessible to the general public. He supported Darwin’s theory of evolution and a separation between science and religion, along with friend and contemporary Thomas Henry Huxley., DarwinEditorial Note: Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) was an English biologist, naturalist and geologist. He is most well known for his theory of evolution, published in his 1859 work, On the Origin of Species , HuxlyEditorial Note: Thomas Henry Huxley (1825 – 1895) was an English biologist. Although he was initially slow to accept some of Darwin's ideas, he became one of the staunchest advocates for Darwin's theory of evolution, even calling himself "Darwin's bulldog." Huxley also made contributions to the field of comparative anatomy and was instrumental in developing scientific education in Britain.  etc have taken the opposite extreme to this great question What is Life and where is it? of what is Life, and Where is Life They were arguing argue with the errudition Corrected: erudition that distinguishes them That all is matter While we as a child at the feet of Truth had reached the opposite proof in an extreme momentEditorial Note: This is probably a reference to Mary Baker Eddy’s experience of sudden abatement of symptoms of a fall on the ice in Lynn, Massachusetts in February 1866, while reading the Bible. She later would identify this experience as the point of her “discovery” of Christian Science., that all is mind. Mr. Darwin Handshift:Asa Gilbert Eddy supports the theory that matter evolves eminds itself that it is self-created therefore it must have been anterior to mind. Professor AgassizEditorial Note: Louis Agassiz (1807 – 1873) was a Swiss American biologist and geologist. He made important contributions to the field of natural science particularly through his work on glaciers as well as living and fossil fishes. Agassiz believed in a Divine Plan of God in nature, and so rejected Darwin's theory of evolution. brings forward the great fact that one species cannot produce its opposite species, that any deviation from this rule is followed by a return to the its the original species My hears Corrected: hearers will please bear in mind, that spirit and matter are opposites therefore accordingly if matter was the basis of mind as Mr. Darwin intimates mind must will return again to its original matter Here is the line of of demarcation and the choice difference it lies not between mind and matter to our perception but but between the Immortal mind and the mortal mind I agree with Mr Corrected: Mr. Darwin that what is termed the mind in the body evolves itself and its own body and it is this so called mind that names its own body and its surroundings and calls them matter, and is governed (by this conclusion and by what it terms matter or the sentient nerves even of the five personal senses This so called mind we admit and. This mind mind we admit originates in the lower species and is error from first to last and tries its aprintis Corrected: apprentice hand on the lower species and if it man was once so if man was once a monkey according to Mr. Darwin, he will again be a monkey according to Prof. Agassiz But this mode of reasoning is little less than transmigrationEditorial Note: Transmigration refers to the concept of the soul passing into another body after death, now more commonly called reincarnation. as admitted by the chinese Corrected: Chinese mother who gives her child the pleasant assurance that if he is a good boy he shall in due time become a kitten. But Man hath a Spiritual origin his origin and Principle are Spirit and man the species of man have not been crossed spiritual The real man is the same as when God said let Us make man and in our own likenessGen 1:26 ¶And 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. which was Spirit The revelattor Corrected: Revelator on the aisle Corrected: isle of Patmos,Editorial Note: John priviledged Corrected: privileged to be exiled from mortal conceptions of Life of matter and Spared the illusions of sense, beheld through the illumination of Soul the seven sealsRev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. of error opened and mortal mind and the beliefs of matter with in their corrisponding Corrected: corresponding figures of reptil Corrected: reptile and beast passed in review before him. To his quickened sense the hideous forms of malice, hatred and lies were unveiled. The crowned beasts of appetite and passion, the seven headed SerpentsRev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. of envy, hatred and lies; hypocrisy with the head of a dragon and the face of a lamb, the Jerusalem that killed the prophetsMatt 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! ye that suffocated the breath of ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science with the beliefs of sense all rose up before the RevelatorEditorial Note: John of Patmos rose up out of the sea of mortal mind (to ap but only to appear and disappear when until materiality belief was all destroyed and there was no more seaRev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. . Methinks none but the scientiffic Corrected: scientific JohonEditorial Note: John. In this sentence, Mary Baker Eddy implies that she believes the book of Revelation was written by Jesus’ disciple, John the son of Zebedee, who was said to have been unharmed after being placed in a cauldron of boiling oil. Contemporary mainstream New Testament scholars believe that the author of Revelation was named John, but he was neither John the disciple of Jesus nor the author of the New Testament gospel attributed to John. whom the boiling oil harmed not, could have borne that view one thing is certain none but he could have reached it; his spiritual sense was refreshed by he beheld an angel coming from heavenRev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: a message from Soul quickly pouring truth into the seathing Corrected: seething sea of the senses and holding in the right hand a little bookRev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? that was sealed, its meaning was hidden from the personal senses. And the angel the soft winged message from of Soul cried, "who is worthy to open the bookRev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. Rev 5:2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? ", who hath reached the spiritual perception of life Truth and Love Then the spirit uttered its voices and man's being all was revealed and this e spiritual sense of life took in its was Science brought out the science of Life and destroyed the belief of life, substance or Intelligence in matter; and the evidences of the material senses yielded to the evidences of the Spiritual senses that life knows no death and Life is Spirit and never in matter Then the beasts bowed before the Lamb in purity knelt at the feetof purity and innocence; and the dragon and his angels were chained and cast into the bottomless pitRev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. ; hatred and lies were disarmed and destroyed forever Then there came down from heaven the new JerusalemRev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. , the supremacy of Spirit and the reign of harmony appeared in their might and majesty and loveliness and in peans Corrected: paeans of praise ascribed all power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessings to God Spirit to Spirit Truth and Love enthroned forever; and the crystal river, or (the pure waters of Life)Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. flowed on, and the tree of Life yielded her fruits for the healing of the nationsRev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. ; And the Revelator saw There should be no more and when Life was learned Spiritually there was there was no more curseRev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: no sickness no Sin or no or death and the revelator said there shall be no more [*]Editorial Note: End vertical line drawn through document. no more sorrowing or sighing all tears shall should be wiped awayRev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. for no night is thereRev 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. and the glory of his presence the radiance of Divine Life, Truth and Love shall illuminsCorrected: illumine and governs Life in ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science