Accession: A10593
Editorial Title: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him...
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: December 7, 1884
Manuscript Description: This sermon was handwritten in pencil by Mary Baker Eddy.
Editorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy gave this sermon at Hawthorne Hall. The Christian Science Journal of January 1885 reported that a large audience was in attendance. It also stated that the sermon was given extemporaneously and the magazine was "obliged to wait for a time of possible leisure for Mrs. Eddy to write it out herself for publication in the Journal."
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II Timothy 2:12 “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him if we deny him he also will deny us”II Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Yonder state houseEditorial Note: Massachusetts State House, located across from the Boston Commons and on top of Beacon Hill. stands for an idea What is it justice equity law The gray finger pointing upward from Bunker hillEditorial Note: Bunker Hill Monument, a 221-foot granite obelisk marking the first major battle of the American Revolution. stand for an idea What is it patriotism, martyr strength liberty How have these immortal ideas been won ? through suffering Is suffering a condition of salvation? our text declares that it is — if we suffer we shall reign with him Look with me on the earth life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so far as you can see or in the least apprehend it that life and you see infancy with its woes meeting & parting Judean peasantEditorial Note: Jesus. uttering words and you see by the wayside in humble homes to artless listeners and dull disciples words immortal deathless pure that cannot pass away though the heavens fall beautiful words wonderful thoughts of Life and Love that These words stood for ideas even the true idea of God the immaculate and only the omnipotent and omnipresentAs Written:omniprest. Our present help in time of troublePs 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. antidote for every woe immortal Truth and love that opens the prison doors of sense and sets free the bleeding captive that heals the sick casts out evils robs death of its sting and the grave of victoryI Cor 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? How were these immortal because true and mighty ideas won and glorified? Through suffering.

The historical portion of the scriptures are no more inspired or important than a history of the U.S. but the meaning of meanings is their spiritual signification which gives the true idea of God of Substance of Mind of Life Truth and Love and it was the man of sorrows and acquainted with griefIsa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Editorial Note: Jesus has often been described as "a man of sorrow and aquainted with grief." who gained this idea and through it wrought out the grand verities of being its present and eternal harmonies that understood heal the sick cast out evil raise the deadMatt 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Which must abolish forever the belief that man Gods the image and likenessAs Written:likness therefore reflecting only life eternal can die, be sick or a sinner We have never seen and never shall see with our mortal eyes man for which mortal man is but a poor counterfeit we have never seen spiritual man born not of the will of the flesh but of God.

How then shall we gain a true sense of man the spiritual glorified that is God's ideal? Through suffering.

It was thus that our human and divine master gained on earth his glorified being & won over all human hate lust and crime the victory of love 2ndAs Written:2ond . What is it to deny Christ? 3rd What is it to reign with him? If we suffer we shall reign if we deny him he will also deny usII Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

What is the denialAs Written:deneal of him Denial spoken of in our text[*]Archival Note: Below this paragraph, a vertical line is drawn across the page. See the scan of the original to view.

To doubt to deny or to misrepresent the personal character of the man Jesus To say of a verity I know not the I amEx 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. I am too sordid selfish and sensual to understand those opposite elements of character goodness self abnegation white robedAs Written:robebed purity and love But It is a sin against the holy Ghost a crime against divine science to doubt their presence in the principle of such revelation and demonstration as he gave to the world Who hath said take no thought what ye shall eatMatt 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Luke 12:22 ¶And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. it is a virtual denial of him and all it cost him to heal sickness and sin recommendAs Written:recomend [illegible] another God before the living power of Truth to heal We deny him Who said to the sick of palsy rise and walkLuke 5:23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? when we doubt the reasonableness of possibility of teachings to enable him who understands them to follow his example as the servant his Lord We deny him to assume that God wrought his greatest good for man over eighteen centuriesAs Written:centuris ago and then like Jacob lost his power to blessing mankind in all subsequent time

We deny him by concluding the age of the womanhood of God of Truth and love will not present the highestAs Written:higest idea of the Christ the Godhead bodily seen in the immaculate virgin birth of this idea

But most of all we deny him not to have on costly garments priestly robes when we enter the holy of holiesAs Written:holis to heal after the example of our master and speak to the people the glorious gospel of healing.

Reign

If we suffer we shall reign with him What is to reign with him To conquer the flesh all evil with him O the heightsAs Written:hights and depths of the imperishable bliss of sensualism lost and Soul found eye hath not see nor ear heard neither hath it entered into the affections of manI Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

To reign with him is to find put matter under our feet and reach aAs Written:an true sene of Spirits omnipotence and omnipresenceAs Written:omnpresence its unlimited power to heal all sickness sin & death its ever present good its joy unspeakable and fill of glory It is to reach and learn man's eternal harmony God's entirety the supremacy of and the nothingness of matter

O thou high and holy one whose cherubim and seraphim of Spirit with wisdom purity life holdeth guard at the altar of every contrite heart We know man with the low sense of the dull ages to behold in thee rest for the weary health home and heaven

So wilt thou give us grace and peace from God our Father and fellowship and communion with a divine sense of life be and abide with us evermore

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II Timothy 2:12 “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him if we deny him he also will deny us”II Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

The sun glinting on yonder gilded domeEditorial Note: The dome of the Massachusetts State House, originally made out of wood shingles, was later sheathed in copper and covered by 23 karat gold, added to prevent leaks. attracts the gaze--is that all? There is awas never aa thing without a thought is that all Thoughts define all things and every act of man rendering them mortal or immortal according to their merit Thought defines a thing and mortalizes or immortalizes it

Yonder state houseEditorial Note: Massachusetts State House, located across from the Boston Commons and on top of Beacon Hill. stands for an idea What is it justice equity law The gray finger pointing upward from Bunker hillEditorial Note: Bunker Hill Monument, a 221-foot granite obelisk marking the first major battle of the American Revolution. stand for an idea What is it patriotism, martyr strength liberty How have these mighty and immortal ideas been won and glorified? through suffering Is suffering a condition of salvation? our text declares that it is — if we suffer we shall reign with him Look with me on the earth life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so far as you can see or in the least apprehend it that life and you see infancy with its woes meeting & parting Judean peasantEditorial Note: Jesus. uttering words and you see by the wayside in humble homes to artless listeners and dull disciples words that that arn’t immortal deathless pure thoughts and words that cannot pass away though the heavens fall beautiful words wonderful thoughts of Life and Love that These words stood for ideas even the true idea of God the immaculate and only the omnipotent and omniprestCorrected:omnipresent. Our present help in time of troublePs 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. the antidote for every woe that which the immortal Truth and love that opens the prison doors of sense and sets free the bleeding captive that heals the sick casts out evils robs death of its sting and the grave of victoryI Cor 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? How were these immortal because true and mighty ideas won and glorified? Through suffering.

The historical portion of the scriptures are no more inspired or important than a history of the U.S. but the meaning of meanings is their spiritual signification which gives the true idea of God of Substance of Mind of Life Truth and Love and it was the man of sorrows and acquainted with griefIsa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Editorial Note: Jesus has often been described as "a man of sorrow and aquainted with grief." who gained this idea and through it wrought out the grand verities of being its present and eternal harmonies that understood whereby to heal the sick cast out devil and raise the deadMatt 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Which must abolish forever the belief that man Gods the image and liknessCorrected:likeness of therefore reflecting only life eternal can die, can be sick or a sinner We have never seen and never shall see with our mortal eyes the man for which mortal man is but a poor counterfeit even the we have never seen spiritual man born not of the will of the flesh but of Spirit God.

How then shall we gain a true sense of man the spiritual a glorified that is God's ideal? Through suffering.

It was thus that our human and divine master gained on earth his glorified being & won over all human hate lust and crime the victory of love 2ondOriginal:2nd . What is it to deny Christ? 3rd What is it to reign with him? If we suffer we shall reign if we deny him he will also deny usII Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

What is the denealCorrected:denial of him Denial spoken of in our text[*]Archival Note: Below this paragraph, a vertical line is drawn across the page. See the scan of the original to view.

To doubt to deny or to misrepresent the personal character of the man Jesus To say of a verity I know not the I amEx 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. I am too sordid selfish and sensual to understand those opposite elements of character goodness purity self abnegation to white robebedCorrected:robed purity and love But It is a sin against the holy Ghost a crime against divine science to doubt their presence in the principle of such revelation and demonstration as he gave to the world Who hath said take no thought what ye shall eatMatt 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Luke 12:22 ¶And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. it is a virtual denial of him and all it cost him to heal sickness and sin recomendCorrected:recommend [illegible] another God before the living power of Truth to heal We deny him Who said to the sick of palsy rise and walkLuke 5:23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? when we doubt the reasonableness of possibility of teachings to enable him who understands them to follow his his example as the servant his Lord We deny him to assume that God wrought his greatest good for man over eighteen centurisCorrected:centuries ago and then like Jacob lost his power to blessing mankind in for all subsequent time We deny him to say the womanhood of God is not the manhood whole entire of Christ of Truth and love so the highest idea of Life since woman begat the highest idea of the Godhead bodily since Mary brought since seen in the virgin birth of this idea

We deny him to say that by concluding the age of the womanhood of God of Truth and love does will not present the higestCorrected:highest idea of the Christ the Godhead bodily as seen in the immaculate virgin birth of this idea

We But most of all we deny him not to have on costly garments priestly robes when we enter the holy of holisCorrected:holies to heal as did after the example of our master and speak to the people the glorious gospel of healing.

What is Reign

If we suffer we shall reign with him What is to reign with him To conquer the flesh and all evil with him O the hightsCorrected:heights and depths of the imperishable glory bliss of sensualism lost and love Soul found eye hath not see nor ear heard neither hath it entered into the affections of manI Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

To reign with him is to find put matter under our feet and reach anCorrected:a true sene of Spirits omnipotence and omnpresenceCorrected:omnipresence its unlimited power to heal all sickness sin & death its ever present good its joy unceasingspeakable and filled with of glory It is to reach and learn man's eternal harmony God's entirety the supremacy of and the nothingness of matter

O thou eternal high and holy one whose cherubim and seraphim of Spirit with wisdom purity life holdeth guard at the altar of every contrite heart purity and life [?] Unclear or illegible We know man with the low sense of the dull ages to behold in thee rest for the weary health home and heaven

So wilt thou Father give us grace and peace to endue into the end serving and loving God and called hence to know Thee more and love Thee better from God our Father and fellowship and communion with a divine sense of life be and abide with us evermore