June 19th, 2016 Full Text | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Sunday, June 19th, 2016


Subject — Is The Universe, Including Man, Evolved By Atomic Force?

Golden Text: Psalm 100: 3


“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”


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Responsive Reading: Job 37: 14; Job 38: 4-7, 36; Amos 4: 13

14.     Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

4.     Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

5.     Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6.     Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

7.     When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

36.     Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

13.     For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.


Lesson Sermon

The Bible


1.     Psalm 24 : 1, 2 (to founded it)

1     The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2     For he hath founded it …


2.     Genesis 1 : 1, 3, 26, 27, 31 (to 1st .)

1     In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

3     And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

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.

27     So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

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


3.     Genesis 16 : 1 (to :)

1     Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children:


4.     Genesis 17 : 1, 2, 5, 6, 15-17, 19, 21 (my)

1     And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

2     And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

5     Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

6     And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

15     And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

16     And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

17     Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

19     And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

21     …my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.


5.     Genesis 21 : 1-3, 5

1     And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

2     For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3     And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

5     And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.


6.     Isaiah 42 : 5, 6 (to 3rd ,)

5     Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

6     I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee,


7.     Matthew 23 : 1, 2 (to ,), 9 (call)

1     Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

2     Saying,

9     …call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.


8.     Matthew 22 : 29 (Ye)

29     …Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.


9.     Romans 8 : 14, 15 (ye have received), 16, 17 (to 2nd ;)

14     For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15     …ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16     The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17     And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;


10.     Hebrews 11 : 1-3, 6, 8-12

1     Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2     For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3     Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

6     But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

8     By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9     By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10     For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11     Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

12     Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.


11.     Psalm 95 : 6, 7 (to .)

6     O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

7     For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.



Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures


1.     547 : 23-30

The Scriptures are very sacred. Our aim must be to have them understood spiritually, for only by this understanding can truth be gained. The true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development. Inspired thought relinquishes a material, sensual, and mortal theory of the universe, and adopts the spiritual and immortal.


2.     139 : 4-9

From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter. Moses proved the power of Mind by what men called miracles; so did Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha. The Christian era was ushered in with signs and wonders.


3.     255 : 11-14

Mortal man has made a covenant with his eyes to belittle Deity with human conceptions. In league with material sense, mortals take limited views of all things.


4.     547 : 9-22

The late Louis Agassiz, by his microscopic examination of a vulture's ovum, strengthens the thinker's conclusions as to the scientific theory of creation. Agassiz was able to see in the egg the earth's atmosphere, the gathering clouds, the moon and stars, while the germinating speck of so-called embryonic life seemed a small sun. In its history of mortality, Darwin's theory of evolution from a material basis is more consistent than most theories. Briefly, this is Darwin's theory, — that Mind produces its opposite, matter, and endues matter with power to recreate the universe, including man. Material evolution implies that the great First Cause must become material, and afterwards must either return to Mind or go down into dust and nothingness.


5.     89 : 25-27, 32-5

Matter is neither intelligent nor creative. The tree is not the author of itself. Sound is not the originator of music, and man is not the father of man.

If seed is necessary to produce wheat, and wheat to produce flour, or if one animal can originate another, how then can we account for their primal origin? How were the loaves and fishes multiplied on the shores of Galilee, — and that, too, without meal or monad from which loaf or fish could come?


6.     257 : 12-15

Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the substance of an idea is very far from being the supposed substance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind is not the father of matter.


7.     507 : 15-23

The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous forms of Mind and governs the multiplication of the compound idea man. The tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind which includes all. A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.


8.     69 : 2-19

The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease. Mortals can never understand God's creation while believing that man is a creator. God's children already created will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being. Thus it is that the real, ideal man appears in proportion as the false and material disappears. No longer to marry or to be "given in marriage" neither closes man's continuity nor his sense of increasing number in God's infinite plan. Spiritually to understand that there is but one creator, God, unfolds all creation, confirms the Scriptures, brings the sweet assurance of no parting, no pain, and of man deathless and perfect and eternal.

If Christian Scientists educate their own offspring spiritually, they can educate others spiritually and not conflict with the scientific sense of God's creation.


9.     65 : 1-6

Experience should be the school of virtue, and human happiness should proceed from man's highest nature. May Christ, Truth, be present at every bridal altar to turn the water into wine and to give to human life an inspiration by which man's spiritual and eternal existence may be discerned.


10.     31 : 4-11

Jesus acknowledged no ties of the flesh. He said: "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Again he asked: "Who is my mother, and who are my brethren," implying that it is they who do the will of his Father. We have no record of his calling any man by the name of father. He recognized Spirit, God, as the only creator, and therefore as the Father of all.


11.     258 : 13-15

God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis.


12.     516 : 4-8, 21-23

The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.

Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.


13.     256 : 5-8

All things are created spiritually. Mind, not matter, is the creator. Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and Mother of the universe, including man.


14.     264 : 13-21, 28-31

As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.

Spirit and its formations are the only realities of being. Matter disappears under the microscope of Spirit.

When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation, — all the glories of earth and heaven and man.



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