Unity Of Goodby Mary Baker Eddy
UNITY OF GOOD CONTENTS PAGE CAUTION IN THE TRUTH i Does God know or behold sin y sickness and death I SEEDTIME AND HARVEST 8 Is anything real of which the physical senses are cognisant 8 THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD 13 WAYS HIGHER THAN OUR WAYS 17 RECTIFICATIONS 20 A COLLOQUY 21 THE EGO 27 SOUL 28 THEI E is NO MATTER 31 S gb 33 Touch 34 Taste . . 35 Force 35 Is THERE NO DEATH 37 PERSONAL STATEMENTS 44 vi CONTENTS PAGE CREDO 48 Do you believe in God ........ 48 Do you believe in man r 3 ........ 49 Do you believe in matt erf ....... 50 What say you of woman f ....... 51 What say you of evil 52 SUFFERING FROM OTHERS THOUGHTS .... 55 THE SAVIOURS MISSION ......... 59 SUMMARY ........,. 64 UNITY OF GOOD CAUTION IN THE TRUTH T ERHAPS no doctrine of Christian Science rouses so r -much natural doubt and questioning as this, that God knows no such thing as sin. Indeed, this may be set 3 down as one of the things hard to be understood such as the apostle Peter declared were taught by his fellow apostle Paul, which they that are unlearned and unstable 6 wrest . . . unto their own destruction. 2 Peter iii. 16. Let us then reason together on this important subject, whose statement in Christian Science may justly be char-9 acterized as wonderful. Does God know or behold sin, sickness, and death The nature and character of God is so little appre-12 hended 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 15 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 18 they lose all sense of error. 2 UNITY OP GOOD i The Scriptures declare that God is too pure to behold iniquity Habakkuk i. 13 but they also declare that 3 God pitieth them who fear Him that there is no place where His voice is not heard that He is a very present help in trouble. 6 The sinner has no refuge from sin, except in God, who is his salvation. We must, however, realize Gods pres ence, power, and love, in order to be saved from sin. This 9 realization takes away mans fondness for sin and his pleasure in it and, lastly, it removes the pain which accrues to him from it. Then follows this, as the finale in 12 Science The sinner loses his sense of sin, and gains a higher sense of God, in whom there is no sin. The true man, really saved, is ready to testify of God 15 in the infinite penetration of Truth, and can affirm that the Mind which is good, or God, has no knowledge of sin. In the same manner the sick lose their sense of sickness, 18 and gain that spiritual sense of harmony which contains neither discord nor disease. According to this same rule, in divine Science, the 21 dying if they die in the Lord awake from a sense of death to a sense of Life in Christ, with a knowledge of Truth and Love beyond what they possessed before be-24 cause their lives have grown so far toward the stature of manhood in Christ Jesus, that they are ready for a spirit ual transfiguration, through their affections and under-27 standing. Those who reach this transition, called death, without CAUTION IN THE TRUTH 3 having rightly improved the lessons of this primary school i of mortal existence, and still believe in matters reality, pleasure, and pain, are not ready to understand im-3 mortality. Hence they awake only to another sphere of experience, and must pass through another probationary state before it can be truly said of them Blessed are the 6 dead which die in the Lord. They upon whom the second death, of which we read in the Apocalypse Revelation xx. 6, hath no power, are 9 those who have obeyed Gods commands, and have washed their robes white through the sufferings of the flesh and the triumphs of Spirit. Thus they have reached 12 the goal in divine Science, by knowing Him in whom they have believed...
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This was a great little book. It challenges our concept of reality and religion in very interesting ways. I have read much of Mary Baker Eddy. Her books and articles are part of my daily spiritual practice. One thing I really love is that, though it is in early 20th century style, Eddy is logical in every way. Even if you don't agree with her premise, you can agree that she stays true to the logic of what she believes true. She also demands provability from her theories - another plus from my perspective. I have never related to the mystery of God concept of religion. I like to be able to pick something apart, understand it, and then prove it. Eddy's best book, by far, is Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Get the Authorized Edition cuz the other ebook versions are no where near as good.