November 27th, 2016 Full Text |

Sunday, November 27th, 2016


Subject — Ancient And Modern Necromancy, Alias Mesmerism And Hypnotism, Denounced

Golden Text: Psalm 23: 4


“I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.”


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Responsive Reading: Psalm 105 : 4, 5, 8, 12, 14, 15; I Chronicles 16 : 29, 31

4.     Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

5.     Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth.

8.     He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

12.     When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

14.     He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

15.     Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

29.     Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

31.     Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.


Lesson Sermon

The Bible


1.     Psalm 62 : 11

11     God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.


2.     Psalm 37 : 1-6, 25-28

1     Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

2     For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

3     Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4     Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5     Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

6     And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

25     I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26     He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

27     Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

28     For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.


3.     I Samuel 17 : 1 (to 1st ,), 2-5, 8, 9, 11, 32-36, 41-43, 45, 46 (to 1st ;), 47 (for), 49, 50, 51 (And when)

1     Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle,

2     And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

3     And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

4     And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

5     And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

8     And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.

9     If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.

11     When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

32     And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

33     And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

34     And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

35     And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.

36     Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

41     And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.

42     And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

43     And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

45     Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

46     This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand;

47     …for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.

49     And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.

50     So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

51     And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.


4.     II Chronicles 19 : 11 (Deal)

11     Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good.


5.     Psalm 91 : 5-7

5     Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6     Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7     A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.


6.     Isaiah 30 : 15 (to 1st ;)

15     For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel;


7.     Isaiah 41 : 11-13

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.

12     Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

13     For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.


7.      Ephesians 6 : 10-13

10     Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11     Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12     For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13     Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.


8.     Revelation 19 : 6

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.



Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures


1.     471 : 18-19

God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there is no other power nor presence.


2.     109 : 4-6

Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea.


3.     204 : 3-22

All forms of error support the false conclusions that there is more than one Life; that material history is as real and living as spiritual history; that mortal error is as conclusively mental as immortal Truth; and that there are two separate, antagonistic entities and beings, two powers, — namely, Spirit and matter, — resulting in a third person (mortal man) who carries out the delusions of sin, sickness, and death.

The first power is admitted to be good, an intelligence or Mind called God. The so-called second power, evil, is the unlikeness of good. It cannot therefore be mind, though so called. The third power, mortal man, is a supposed mixture of the first and second antagonistic powers, intelligence and non-intelligence, of Spirit and matter.

Such theories are evidently erroneous. They can never stand the test of Science. Judging them by their fruits, they are corrupt. When will the ages understand the Ego, and realize only one God, one Mind or intelligence?


4.     71 : 1-4

Nothing is real and eternal, — nothing is Spirit, — but God and His idea. Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.


5.     192 : 19-21, 23-26

In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physical senses must give up their false testimony. …The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable. Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.


6.     368 : 1-2, 4-5

The greatest wrong is but a supposititious opposite of the highest right. …Error is a coward before Truth.


7.     105 : 22-29

Whoever uses his developed mental powers like an escaped felon to commit fresh atrocities as opportunity occurs is never safe. God will arrest him. Divine justice will manacle him. His sins will be millstones about his neck, weighing him down to the depths of ignominy and death. The aggravation of error foretells its doom, and confirms the ancient axiom: "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad."


8.     104 : 13-18

Christian Science goes to the bottom of mental action, and reveals the theodicy which indicates the rightness of all divine action, as the emanation of divine Mind, and the consequent wrongness of the opposite so-called action, — evil, occultism, necromancy, mesmerism, animal magnetism, hypnotism.


9.     102 : 1-8, 30-9

Animal magnetism has no scientific foundation, for God governs all that is real, harmonious, and eternal, and His power is neither animal nor human. Its basis being a belief and this belief animal, in Science animal magnetism, mesmerism, or hypnotism is a mere negation, possessing neither intelligence, power, nor reality, and in sense it is an unreal concept of the so-called mortal mind.

Mankind must learn that evil is not power. Its so-called despotism is but a phase of nothingness. Christian Science despoils the kingdom of evil, and pre-eminently promotes affection and virtue in families and therefore in the community. The Apostle Paul refers to the personification of evil as "the god of this world," and further defines it as dishonesty and craftiness. Sin was the Assyrian moon-god.

The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin and mortality, blesses the whole human family.


10.     103 : 31-7

Life and being are of God. In Christian Science, man can do no harm, for scientific thoughts are true thoughts, passing from God to man.

When Christian Science and animal magnetism are both comprehended, as they will be at no distant date, it will be seen why the author of this book has been so unjustly persecuted and belied by wolves in sheep's clothing.


11.     452 : 12-15

When error confronts you, withhold not the rebuke or the explanation which destroys error. Never breathe an immoral atmosphere, unless in the attempt to purify it.


12.     571 : 16-19

Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.


13.     570 : 1-7

The march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of some sort, the growing occultism of this period. The present apathy as to the tendency of certain active yet unseen mental agencies will finally be shocked into another extreme mortal mood, — into human indignation; for one extreme follows another.


14.     563 : 1-7 (to ?)

Human sense may well marvel at discord, while, to a diviner sense, harmony is the real and discord the unreal. We may well be astonished at sin, sickness, and death. We may well be perplexed at human fear; and still more astounded at hatred, which lifts its hydra head, showing its horns in the many inventions of evil. But why should we stand aghast at nothingness?


15.     442 : 16-22, 27 ("Fear)-29

Neither animal magnetism nor hypnotism enters into the practice of Christian Science, in which truth cannot be reversed, but the reverse of error is true. An improved belief cannot retrograde. When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear. …"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." This truth is Christian Science.


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