Everlasting Punishment

Date: may 1
Subject: EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT

Golden Text: hebrews 9:12

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood
he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal
redemption for us.

Responsive Reading: revelation 3:1-9

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things
saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I
know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art
dead.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are
ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold
fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on
thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon
thee.
4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled
their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are
worthy.
5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;
and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will
confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches.
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These
things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key
of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no
man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door,
and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast
kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say
they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to
come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved
thee.

THE BIBLE

(1) psalm 18:46-50
46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my
salvation be exalted.
47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up
above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the
violent man.
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the
heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and showeth mercy to
his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

(2) psalm 30:1-8
1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast
not made my foes to rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast
kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the
remembrance of his holiness.
5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.
7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:
thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
8 I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

(3) I corinthians 15:21-26
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection
of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits;
afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom
to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and
all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

(4) titus 3:1-5
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to
obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing
all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and
envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according
to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and
renewing of the Holy Ghost;

(5) psalm 72:6
6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers
that water the earth.

(6) psalm 44:9-15
9 But thou hast cast off, and put us to shame; and goest not forth
with our armies.
10 Thou makest us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate
us spoil for themselves.
11 Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast
scattered us among the heathen.
12 Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy
wealth by their price.
13 Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a
derision to them that are round about us.
14 Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head
among the people.
15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face
hath covered me,

SCIENCE AND HEALTH

(1) 236:6-11
6 Is it not professional reputation and emolument rather
than the dignity of God’s laws, which many leaders seek?
Do not inferior motives induce the infuriated attacks on
9 individuals, who reiterate Christ’s teachings in support
of his proof by example that the divine Mind heals sick-
ness as well as sin?

(2) 320:4-22
Metaphors abound in the Bible, and names are often
expressive of spiritual ideas. The most distinguished
6 theologians in Europe and America agree that Interior
the Scriptures have both a spiritual and lit- meaning
eral meaning. In Smith’s Bible Dictionary it is said:
9 “The spiritual interpretation of Scripture must rest
upon both the literal and moral;” and in the learned
article on Noah in the same work, the familiar text,
12 Genesis vi. 3, “And the Lord said, My spirit shall not
always strive with man, for that he also is flesh,” is quoted
as follows, from the original Hebrew: “And Jehovah
15 said, My spirit shall not forever rule [or be humbled] in
men, seeing that they are [or, in their error they are]
but flesh.” Here the original text declares plainly the
18 spiritual fact of being, even man’s eternal and harmo-
nious existence as image, idea, instead of matter (how-
ever transcendental such a thought appears), and avers
21 that this fact is not forever to be humbled by the belief
that man is flesh and matter, for according to that error

(3) 355:3-7
3 The charge of inconsistency in Christianly scientific
methods of dealing with sin and disease is met by some-
thing practical, – namely, the proof of the Practical
6 utility of these methods; and proofs are better arguments
than mere verbal arguments or prayers which evince no

(4) 456:3-4
3 Teaching or practising in the name of Truth, but con-
trary to its spirit or rules, is most dangerous quackery.

(5) 129:7-10
If you wish to know the spiritual fact, you can dis-
cover it by reversing the material fable, be the Truth by
9 fable pro or con, – be it in accord with your inversion
preconceptions or utterly contrary to them.

(6) 447:1-11
1 The heavenly law is broken by trespassing upon
man’s individual right of self-government. We have no
3 authority in Christian Science and no moral No trespass
right to attempt to influence the thoughts of on human
others, except it be to benefit them. In men- rights
6 tal practice you must not forget that erring human opin-
ions, conflicting selfish motives, and ignorant attempts
to do good may render you incapable of knowing or
9 judging accurately the need of your fellow-men. There-
fore the rule is, heal the sick when called upon for aid,
and save the victims of the mental assassins.

CS Bible Lesson, Are Sin Disease and Death Real?

Date: 10 april 2016

Subject: IS SIN DISEASE AND DEATH REAL

Golden Text: II chronicles 13:10

But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken
him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, are the sons of
Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:

Responsive Reading: psalm 131:1-3

1 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I
exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is
weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

THE BIBLE

(1) luke 18:35-43
35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a
certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on
me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his
peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy
on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and
when he was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said,
Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved
thee.
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him,
glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise
unto God.

(2) matthew 11:1-6
1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding
his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in
their cities.
2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he
sent two of his disciples,
3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look
for another?
4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those
things which ye do hear and see:
5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor
have the gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

(3) isaiah 49:8-13
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the
earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that
are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and
their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun
smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by
the springs of water shall he guide them.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be
exalted.
12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north
and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and
will have mercy upon his afflicted.

(4) ezekiel 38:9
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a
cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people
with thee.

(5) psalm 90:2-12
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst
formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to
everlasting, thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children
of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it
is past, and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in
the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it
is cut down, and withereth.
7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we
troubled.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the
light of thy countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our
years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by
reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength
labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy
fear, so is thy wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts
unto wisdom.

(6) matthew 23:19
19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the
altar that sanctifieth the gift?

SCIENCE AND HEALTH

(1) 271:7-10
Jesus instructed his disciples whereby to heal the sick
through Mind instead of matter. He knew that the phi-
9 losophy, Science, and proof of Christianity were in Truth,
casting out all inharmony.

(2) 418:5-11
Stick to the truth of being in contradistinction to the
6 error that life, substance, or intelligence can be in matter.
Plead with an honest conviction of truth and Christian
a clear perception of the unchanging, unerr- pleading
9 ing, and certain effect of divine Science. Then, if your
fidelity is half equal to the truth of your plea, you will
heal the sick.

(3) 447:1-27
1 The heavenly law is broken by trespassing upon
man’s individual right of self-government. We have no
3 authority in Christian Science and no moral No trespass
right to attempt to influence the thoughts of on human
others, except it be to benefit them. In men- rights
6 tal practice you must not forget that erring human opin-
ions, conflicting selfish motives, and ignorant attempts
to do good may render you incapable of knowing or
9 judging accurately the need of your fellow-men. There-
fore the rule is, heal the sick when called upon for aid,
and save the victims of the mental assassins.
12 Ignorance, subtlety, or false charity does not for-
ever conceal error; evil will in time disclose and pun-
ish itself. The recuperative action of the Expose sin
15 system, when mentally sustained by Truth, without be-
goes on naturally. When sin or sickness – lieving in it
the reverse of harmony – seems true to material sense,
18 impart without frightening or discouraging the pa-
tient the truth and spiritual understanding, which de-
stroy disease. Expose and denounce the claims of
21 evil and disease in all their forms, but realize no
reality in them. A sinner is not reformed merely
by assuring him that he cannot be a sinner because
24 there is no sin. To put down the claim of sin,
you must detect it, remove the mask, point out the
illusion, and thus get the victory over sin and so prove
27 its unreality.

(4) 316:12-23
12 Jesus represented Christ, the true idea of God. Hence
the warfare between this spiritual idea and perfunctory
religion, between spiritual clear-sightedness Spiritual
15 and the blindness of popular belief, which led government
to the conclusion that the spiritual idea could be killed
by crucifying the flesh. The Christ-idea, or the Christ-
18 man, rose higher to human view because of the crucifixion,
and thus proved that truth was the master of death.
Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit cre-
21 ates, constitutes, and governs. Christ illustrates that
blending with God, his divine Principle, which gives man
dominion over all the earth.

(5) 166:15-22
15 The erring human mind is inharmonious in itself.
From it arises the inharmonious body. To ignore
God as of little use in sickness is a mistake. Health from
18 Instead of thrusting Him aside in times of reliance on
bodily trouble, and waiting for the hour of spirituality
strength in which to acknowledge Him, we should learn
21 that He can do all things for us in sickness as in
health.

(6) 116:1
1 Third Degree : Understanding.