Everlasting Punishment

Date: may 1

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
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
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
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
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


(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
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,


(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.


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