Christ our Passover

And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshiped.— EXODUS, 12 : 26, 27.

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.—I CORINTHIANS, 5 : 7, 8.

As we read in the Old Testament of the greatest of all the Church feasts, and note the accuracy with which it prefigures the true Paschal Lamb and the holy communion with divine Principle—the true Pass-over from death unto Life—demonstrated in the triumph of Jesus, we stand in awe of that great unit of consciousness—Moses—who lifted a nation to a sense of an incorporeal God as Mind. Moses caught a glimpse of the pattern shown in the mount,— the Christ-ideal,—and he thereby met and overcame the asserted forces of idolatry and necromancy, demonstrating the one supreme incorporeal Mind, the God of Israel. We may well realize the majesty of Moses' spiritual perception, and the fitting reference of Jesus when he said, "Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me : for he wrote of me." Only through a symbol's cruder teaching, however, could he express it to those who followed him through the wilderness of doubts and fears toward that Eldorado of Spirit where man rests in the consciousness of God, good.

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Metaphysical Definitions
July 8, 1905

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