April 10th, 2016 Full Text |

Sunday, April 10th, 2016


Subject — Are Sin, Disease, And Death Real?

Golden Text: John 1: 3


“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”


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Responsive Reading: I Chronicles 29 : 11; Isaiah 41 : 10, 11; Jeremiah 30 : 11, 15, 17

11.     Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

10.     Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

11.     Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

11.     For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee.

15.     Why criest thou for thine affliction?

17.     For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD.


Lesson Sermon

The Bible


1.     Genesis 1 : 31 (to 1st .)

31     And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.


2.     Isaiah 60 : 1, 2

1     Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

2     For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.


3.     Isaiah 35 : 5-7 (to : ), 10

5     Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

6     Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

7     And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water:

10     And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.


4.     II Kings 5 : 1-4, 9-15 (to 2nd : )

1     Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

2     And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife.

3     And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

4     And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.

9     So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

10     And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

11     But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

12     Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

13     And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

14     Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

15     And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel:


5.     Job 22 : 21-29

21     Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

22     Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

23     If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

24     Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

25     Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

26     For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

27     Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

28     Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

29     When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.


6.     Jeremiah 17 : 13, 14

13     O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

14     Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.


7.     Matthew 4 : 23 (to 3rd and)

23     And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and…


8.     Matthew 9 : 18 (behold), 19, 23-26

18     …behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19     And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

23     And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

24     He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

25     But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

26     And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.


9.     Revelation 19 : 6, 7 (to : )

6     And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7     Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him.


Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures


1.     480 : 26-29

The Bible declares: "All things were made by Him [the divine Word]; and without Him was not anything made that was made." This is the eternal verity of divine Science.


2.     381 : 17-19, 27-30

In infinite Life and Love there is no sickness, sin, nor death, and the Scriptures declare that we live, move, and have our being in the infinite God.

Let us banish sickness as an outlaw, and abide by the rule of perpetual harmony, — God’s law. It is man’s moral right to annul an unjust sentence, a sentence never inflicted by divine authority.


3.     243 : 25-31

Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no sense of hatred. Life has no partnership with death. Truth, Life, and Love are a law of annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God.

Sickness, sin, and death are not the fruits of Life. They are inharmonies which Truth destroys.


4.     196 : 15-18

Sickness, sin, and death are not concomitants of Life or Truth. No law supports them. They have no relation to God wherewith to establish their power.


5.     418 : 20-29

Truth is affirmative, and confers harmony. All metaphysical logic is inspired by this simple rule of Truth, which governs all reality. By the truthful arguments you employ, and especially by the spirit of Truth and Love which you entertain, you will heal the sick.

Include moral as well as physical belief in your efforts to destroy error. Cast out all manner of evil. "Preach the gospel to every creature." Speak the truth to every form of error.


6.     419 : 1-7, 12-22

A moral question may hinder the recovery of the sick. Lurking error, lust, envy, revenge, malice, or hate will perpetuate or even create the belief in disease. Errors of all sorts tend in this direction. Your true course is to destroy the foe, and leave the field to God, Life, Truth, and Love, remembering that God and His ideas alone are real and harmonious.

Disease has no intelligence with which to move itself about or to change itself from one form to another. If disease moves, mind, not matter, moves it; therefore be sure that you move it off.

Meet every adverse circumstance as its master. Observe mind instead of body, lest aught unfit for development enter thought. Think less of material conditions and more of spiritual.

Mind produces all action. If the action proceeds from Truth, from immortal Mind, there is harmony; but mortal mind is liable to any phase of belief.


7.     196 : 4-5

The power of mortal mind over its own body is little understood.


8.     203 : 25-2

The so-called sinner is a suicide. Sin kills the sinner and will continue to kill him so long as he sins. The foam and fury of illegitimate living and of fearful and doleful dying should disappear on the shore of time; then the waves of sin, sorrow, and death beat in vain.

God, divine good, does not kill a man in order to give him eternal Life, for God alone is man's life. God is at once the centre and circumference of being. It is evil that dies; good dies not.


9.     420 : 2-13

There is no metastasis, no stoppage of harmonious action, no paralysis. Truth not error, Love not hate, Spirit not matter, governs man. If students do not readily heal themselves, they should early call an experienced Christian Scientist to aid them. If they are unwilling to do this for themselves, they need only to know that error cannot produce this unnatural reluctance.

Instruct the sick that they are not helpless victims, for if they will only accept Truth, they can resist disease and ward it off, as positively as they can the temptation to sin.


10.     422 : 5-10, 18-32 (to 2nd .)

If the reader of this book observes a great stir throughout his whole system, and certain moral and physical symptoms seem aggravated, these indications are favorable. Continue to read, and the book will become the physician, allaying the tremor which Truth often brings to error when destroying it.

These changes which go on in mortal mind serve to reconstruct the body. Thus Christian Science, by the alchemy of Spirit, destroys sin and death.

Let us suppose two parallel cases of bone-disease, both similarly produced and attended by the same symptoms. A surgeon is employed in one case, and a Christian Scientist in the other. The surgeon, holding that matter forms its own conditions and renders them fatal at certain points, entertains fears and doubts as to the ultimate outcome of the injury. Not holding the reins of government in his own hands, he believes that something stronger than Mind — namely, matter — governs the case. His treatment is therefore tentative. This mental state invites defeat.


11.     423 : 8-26

The Christian Scientist, understanding scientifically that all is Mind, commences with mental causation, the truth of being, to destroy the error. This corrective is an alterative, reaching to every part of the human system. According to Scripture, it searches "the joints and marrow," and it restores the harmony of man.

The matter-physician deals with matter as both his foe and his remedy. He regards the ailment as weakened or strengthened according to the evidence which matter presents. The metaphysician, making Mind his basis of operation irrespective of matter and regarding the truth and harmony of being as superior to error and discord, has rendered himself strong, instead of weak, to cope with the case; and he proportionately strengthens his patient with the stimulus of courage and conscious power. Both Science and consciousness are now at work in the economy of being according to the law of Mind, which ultimately asserts its absolute supremacy.


12.     205 : 7-13

When will the error of believing that there is life in matter, and that sin, sickness, and death are creations of God, be unmasked? When will it be understood that matter has neither intelligence, life, nor sensation, and that the opposite belief is the prolific source of all suffering? God created all through Mind, and made all perfect and eternal.


13.     395 : 11-14

When divine Science overcomes faith in a carnal mind, and faith in God destroys all faith in sin and in material methods of healing, then sin, disease, and death will disappear.



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