This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Everlasting Punishment,” begins with the promise of God’s “everlasting kindness” ( Isaiah 54:8 , Golden Text). The phrase “everlasting punishment” comes from Matthew 25:46.
Some Christians believe that the life we spend here on earth is a big test for us. Then, after we die, we are evaluated and sent to heaven or hell.
Anyone who has ever felt alone and aimless like a lost sheep can find comfort in this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Doctrine of Atonement. ” The Lesson describes the lengths to which the Christ goes to bring us into the embrace of divine Love.
For me, this week’s Bible Lesson answers the question “Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real?” in a very practical way. Just before reading it, I’d found out that—through my own clerical error—I’d managed to miss an important deadline and inconvenienced several very special friends.
Here’s a simple touchstone to test the reality or unreality of everything that appears in our experience: “Everything good or worthy, God made. Whatever is valueless or baneful, He did not make,—hence its unreality” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.
As children, my sister and I would lie on the grass, look up at the night sky, and ask each other, “What do you see?” At ﬁrst we saw the typical constellations: the Little Dipper; Big Dipper; Leo, the Lion. Then we’d giggle and point to the sky again, as it suddenly seemed there was so much more before us—wild animals, paths to rainbows, weeping willow trees, etc.
This Bible Lesson, titled “Matter,” shows how Christian Science reveals not only what is not substantial (matter), but also reveals what is: Spirit. Like a physicist committed to finding the building blocks of the universe, the student of Christian Science can explore this Lesson to understand the spiritual building blocks that make up reality.
The life of David is a real rags-to-riches story: a shepherd boy becomes king. And a very successful king, too.
God’s man—the man and woman created in His image—exemplifies pure goodness. Purity, to a chemist, for example, is something composed of one substance, and nothing else.
This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Christ Jesus,” opens in the Golden Text with a declaration of Jesus’ mission—“to be the Saviour of the world” ( I John 4:14 ). The Responsive Reading informs us that, through a knowledge of God and of Jesus, we “might be partakers of the divine nature” ( II Peter 1:4 ) and enjoy the grace and peace this knowledge brings.