Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 Testimony Meeting
At 8:15pm EST every Wednesday, we have a Testimony Meeting featuring readings from The Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and Prose Works, as well as testimonies of Christian Science healing and wonderful music. All are welcome!
Read by Jacob from CR
Exodus 15: 2
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God,
Psalm 18: 46
The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Psalm 27: 1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 51: 12
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Isaiah 12: 2
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
Isaiah 52: 10
The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Lamentations 3: 26
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Luke 3: 6
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.
Romans 13: 11
…now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
2 Thessalonians 2: 7, 10
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…
…with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2: 11, 13
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Titus 2: 11
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
1 Peter 1:3-5, 9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
Psalm 53: 2
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
Psalm 107: 43
Whoso is wise, …they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
Psalm 119: 27
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Proverbs 23: 5
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
Proverbs 28: 5
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
Isaiah 44: 18
They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
Romans 3: 11
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
Daniel 12: 10
…none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Hosea 4: 6, 14
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,…
…the people that doth not understand shall fall.
Jeremiah 9: 24
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
1 John 5: 19
And we know that we are of God,…
John 17: 3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Unity of Good
The nature and character of God is so little apprehended and demonstrated by mortals, that I counsel my students to defer this infinite inquiry, in their discussions of Christian Science. In fact, they had better leave the subject untouched, until they draw nearer to the divine character, and are practically able to testify, by their lives, that as they come closer to the true understanding of God they lose all sense of error.
To understand Him, without a single taint of our mortal, finite sense of sin, sickness, or death, is to approach Him and become like Him.
Truth is God, and in God’s law. This law declares that Truth is All, and there is no error. This law of Truth destroys every phase of error. To gain a temporary consciousness of God’s law is to feel, in a certain finite human sense, that God comes to us and pities us; but the attainment of the understanding of His presence, through the Science of God, destroys our sense of imperfection, or of His absence, through a diviner sense that God is all true consciousness; and this convinces us that, as we get still nearer Him, we must forever lose our own consciousness of error. But how could we lose all consciousness of error, if God be conscious of it? God has not forbidden man to know Him; on the contrary, the Father bids man have the same Mind “which was also in Christ Jesus,” — which was certainly the divine Mind; but God does forbid man’s acquaintance with evil. Why? Because evil is no part of the divine knowledge.
Sooner or later the whole human race will learn that, in proportion as the spotless selfhood of God is understood, human nature will be renovated, and man will receive a higher selfhood, derived from God, and the redemption of mortals from sin, sickness, and death be established on everlasting foundations.
Nevertheless, though I thus speak, and from my heart of hearts, it is due both to Christian Science and myself to make also the following statement: When I have most clearly seen and most sensibly felt that the infinite recognizes no disease, this has not separated me from God, but has so bound me to Him as to enable me instantaneously to heal a cancer which had eaten its way to the jugular vein.
In the same spiritual condition I have been able to replace dislocated joints and raise the dying to instantaneous health. People are now living who can bear witness to these cures. Herein is my evidence, from on high, that the views here promulgated on this subject are correct.
Certain self-proved propositions pour into my waiting thought in connection with these experiences; and here is one such conviction: that an acknowledgment of the perfection of the infinite Unseen confers a power nothing else can. An incontestable point in divine Science is, that because God is All, a realization of this fact dispels even the sense or consciousness of sin, and brings us nearer to God, bringing out the highest phenomena of the All-Mind.
The sweet and sacred sense of the permanence of man’s unity with his Maker can illumine our present being with a continual presence and power of good, opening wide the portal from death into Life; and when this Life shall appear “we shall be like Him,” and we shall go to the Father, not through death, but through Life; not through error, but through Truth.
Jesus assumed the burden of disproof by destroying sin, sickness, and death, to sight and sense.
Nowhere in Scripture is evil connected with good, the being of God, and with every passing hour it is losing its false claim to existence or consciousness. All that can exist is God and His idea.
So long as I hold evil in consciousness, I cannot be wholly good.
The less consciousness of evil or matter mortals have, the easier it is for them to evade sin, sickness, and death, — which are but states of false belief, — and awake from the troubled dream, a consciousness which is without Mind or Maker.
In order to be whole, we must be insensible to every claim of error.
God forbade man to know evil…
Mortals may climb the smooth glaciers, leap the dark fissures, scale the treacherous ice, and stand on the summit of Mont Blanc; but they can never turn back what Deity knoweth, nor escape from identification with what dwelleth in the eternal Mind.