See the works of God

For the Lesson titled: “Reality” from September 22-28, 2014

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, titled “Reality,” invites us to “Come and see the works of God” (Psalms 66:5, Golden Text). But how do we attain such a spiritual vision? Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, found the answer in the Scriptures and wrote of her experience, “… I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 109, citation 24). This Lesson is a study of those spiritual methods.

In First Kings 18, the ninth-century-bc prophet Elijah reasoned with a vacillating people, “If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him” (verse 21, Responsive Reading). He followed with such an astonishing demonstration of God’s power that the awestruck spectators could only repeat, “The Lord, he is the God” (verse 39).

His successor, Elisha, witnessed the “chariot of Israel” taking Elijah up to heaven (II Kings 2:12, cit. 6), thus establishing that “the spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha” (verse 15). Science and Health defines Elias (the Greek form of the name Elijah) in part as “… Christian Science, with which can be discerned the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold; …” (p. 585, cit. 7).

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