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Cherish Christ’s precious GEM for YOU—”the peace of God which passeth all understanding.” (Phil. 4:7)
from insights of Cobbey Crisler and others** for the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

“Christ Jesus”
for August 23-29, 2021

shared by Warren Huff
CedarS Executive Director Emeritus warren@cedarscamps.org

 

 OBEY GOD’S COMMAND TO LET the KNOWING LIGHT of CHRIST JESUS SHINE IN YOUR HEART TO GLORIFY GOD!   Cobbey Crisler on II Corinthians 4:6 (cit. B2)


[Cobbey:] “Chapter 4, verse 6 of 2 Corinthians. Here is a commandment from God. This commandment was for “light to shine out of darkness,” and to shine where? [Voice: “in our hearts.”]. Where is the finger of God at work? Where has Christ written his letter, his epistle?  If that’s shining, if we’re facing God, face-to-face, Mind-to-Mind, if our mentality is taking on the likeness of God Himself, then that light is showing.  But it’s a light that knows.  It’s a mental light, “the light of the knowledge.”  In the Latin Bible, do you know what that word is?  It’s our word for science, scientiae.  It is the light of the knowing in a sense of disciplined science “of the glory of God.”

 

We have the ability, therefore we are without excuse, to know God because he has revealed Himself, His nature, to us.  We can call upon our divine nature.  We can begin the answer the question, “What is natural?” with the response, “The divine is natural for me.”  That “light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus” leaves not one slight dark spot of Adam’s amnesia left on the disc of our consciousness.”

“Glory: Divine Nature in The Bible,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


PLEASE GOD WITH BY DEEP-CLEANING IN CHRIST’S WAY—FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
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Christ’s ultimate “DRY-cleaning” baptism method! Cobbey Crisler on Mark 1:8+ (B3)

[Cobbey:] Mark 1:8 “I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost”… John the Baptist never healed the sick as part of his theology.  Here it’s not baptism with water that is ultimately going to count on earth, but baptism with the Holy Ghost… We find John the Baptist… removing the focus from physical cleanliness as being the means by which we would enter a heavenly state…  You know water can’t reach what’s within, what is in consciousness, what is mental and really needs cleaning…

Mark 1, verse 10… “the Spirit like a dove descends upon him” in this baptism.  It shows he is coming out of the watery baptism into the higher sense of baptism of the Spirit.  The spiritual sense of man is what emerges after the carnal sense is washed from consciousness…

Mark 1:11 The announcement comes, “Thou art my beloved son in whom I am well pleased,” shows that sonship and relationship to God is not in a fleshly context… It is a very emphatic point of our relationship to God.” [Warren: Consider the lifelong, spiritual confidence given to the dear ones in our care when we say this blessing to them each night that they are beloved children, in whom God and we are well-pleased.]

Remember the consistency of the Scripture. This is what turns us into students. The consistency of the Scripture would force us to study in depth how we please God.  Take “Here is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”  How do we please God?  Do you remember any particular Scriptural statements on that?… One of the things that Paul says about it in Romans 8:8 is, “They that are in the flesh (they that are earthly minded, who obey the lower nature) cannot please God.”
What Mark Recorded, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

[W. The preceding verses, Romans 8:5-7, with other translations shed more light on the challenge of earthly-minded body worship that seems so accepted and prevalent today in obsession with fitness, diet, revealing selfies… After the King James in italics is Goodspeed’s translation of Romans 8:5 “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh: but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” = “People who are controlled by the physical think of what is physical: and people who are controlled by the spiritual think of—give their attention to—what is spiritual.” Goodspeed]

For a couple of Mary Baker Eddy’s insights that I’ve found helpful to shine a Christ-light light  on trending bodily-mindedness, click on my P.S. at the end of a January 2014 Met on “Sacrament,” by Kathy Fitzer, at https://www.cedarscamps.org/metaphysical/articles/2014/1/sacrament/
In this 2014 Met —at the upper right under Download— you can also click on a pdf file that outlines Matthew’s version of Jesus’ baptism of “the Holy Ghost and fire.” It – and BETTER YET Cobbey’s full talk transcript available below through his wife, Janet Crisler—give a hands-on way to separate any mixed-up mess of good (facts) and bad (fables) by taking them up to the highest point (God). That allows Spirit, God, the Pneuma or Wind—NOT you with tweezers—to sort out any mixed-up mess and to put an end to the fables.  In the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scripture, Mary Baker Eddy defines FAN as “Separator of fable from fact; that which gives action to thought.” SH 586 

At CedarS Bible Lands Park where thought is put into action, we take a separating “fan in hand” and climb our miniature Mt. Nebo where an actual fire is built downwind.  There—with using the wind of Spirit and a separating “FAN in hand”—we sort-out and burn-up the fables—written on crumbled scraps of papers —to put an end to every mixed-up mess that would attempt to fool us and discourage us.]


ACT LIKE YOU KNOW THAT PROPHECY IS FULFILLED NOW AND THAT INCURABILITY IS HEALED BY CHANGING YOUR CONCEPT AND BELIEVING!  Cobbey Crisler on Mark 1:14-27 (cit. B5) 4 foundational points for Jesus:

[Cobbey:] “Mark 1, Verse 14. We have “John put in prison.” He has already disappeared from the scene.
And, ‘‘Jesus comes into Galilee, and his work begins.”

“Verse 15. There are four foundational aspects to the gospel we need to study. Normally, an architect might refer to just one cornerstone in a building. But let’s remember that all four of the corners have cornerstones.  To that degree, let’s ask ourselves if this is not a clue to understanding Mark.  We have a foursquare gospel, and at each corner we have a particular point. If this is true, you should be able to compile the information that follows in the gospel under one of the following four headings.
(1) The announcement that, “the time   is fulfilled.”   What does this mean?  Prophecy.  The time for the fulfillment of prophesy has arrived. So, everything is just brimming in the gospel of Mark with this great news.  All of the expectation is over for the Messianic prophecy: We have a fulfillment now. ‘What could be more exciting than to be living in an era of fulfilled prophecy? Nothing, apparently, because this is what impels the gospel writers to pick up their pens….
Study Mark as if it were a textbook, filled with data that Jesus needed us to know in order to follow him. It is a handbook, so to speak, a textbook where we can find data that can be applied.  Those four foundational points, under “the time is fulfilled,” you will see over and over again, explicit or implicit, in the text.

“(2) The second one, “the kingdom of God is at no distance.” It is right here.  Even that idea is radical to Christendom today often because the kingdom of God, or often heaven, is considered to be so far away from any of us now. It is out of reach, and we’re not really behaving ourselves sufficiently to get there. It takes Palomar’s 200 inch reflecting telescope to even get a glimpse of it. But we find the founder of Christianity saying, ”Not so.” His theology is based on the fact that “the kingdom of God is at hand.”

“Do we act like it is? We moan and we groan most of the time. We wouldn’t if our state of mind was the “kingdom-of-God-is-at-hand” and the “prophecies-are-fulfilled.”  But those are only two of the cornerstones.

“(3) The third one is “Repent!” That means to change your concept.  Now, we’re going very deeply to the roots of what is required of us to get anywhere spiritually. The problem is mental or he never would have stated it in this way.

“It would be cruelly misleading if he laid down as one of the four important aspects of his theology the fact that we had to change our concepts of things.  The implication   is that every human ill, physical, moral, mental, all can be changed mentally.  Otherwise, repenting wouldn’t make any. Changing one’s concept wouldn’t make any difference.

“This might be where maybe we temporarily get off the train leading to Jesus’ theology. We may say to ourselves, if our bodies are riddled with cancer, of what avail would it be to change our concept?  How would that affect the body? The implication is that this is the panacea. Repent ye. Change your concept about things.

“Do you realize what kind of a religion that suggests? It’s very revolutionary in this respect:  nothing is incurable from the point of view of Jesus’ theology. If you can change your concept, then everything is curable. That’s some good news of victory that has yet to hit the human race with any impact like Mark, the hammer.

“(4) The fourth and final cornerstone is to “believe the gospel,” That “believe” is not just to hold an opinion that waves in the breeze. This is a conviction   and a trust in the pronouncements of the gospel of the kingdom of God, and that “kingdom of God is at hand.”

“With that structure of the gospel in mind, we can do this kind of work together. As a matter of fact, the reward comes from doing this work individually and meeting each other that way. It affects the world’s climate by doing this kind of deep research.  In your own individual study, try those four columns.

“The time is fulfilled,
The kingdom of God is at hand,
Repent ye,
Believe the gospel,

“and see how you can outline the whole gospel in that way.

“We may just discover that Peter becomes one of the most polished orators of all time. Yet he is regarded as a rather simplistic fisherman who probably stumbled in Greek and was more at home in his Aramaic.”
Let’s look at the gospel from above. Let’s see the divine structure here that is motivating what we are being told. Aside from simply gathering the first disciples and paying tribute to John the Baptist’s fulfillment of his mission, a greater sense of baptism, the fact that Jesus is defining things in Mark for us. He’s defining things like church, and baptism, and man, and repentance, and relationship. All of these things are major definitions. But we have to move from the day-to-day approach into the narrative and see this happening in an over-all tenor behind the text.”

BONUS “REST of the STORY”—Verse 28. So, we find that “his fame spread abroad all-around Galilee.”

Mark 1.32-41 Then “at even,” Verse 32.  What that tells you is that it’s now after sunset and other people can come and be healed.  It was a Sabbath day we find out from another gospel.  They all come and the Sabbath is over and he heals a great multitude.  In fact, in Verse 34, “He [even] healed many who were sick of divers diseases.”  That’s not the bends.  That’s simply “diverse diseases and casts out many devils;”
“What Mark Recorded,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


LIKE JESUS, WALK ABOVE THE WAVES!  DON’T BE AFRAID OR LOOK DOWN LIKE PETER DID.
WITH CHRIST ABOARD, TRAVEL AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT! – Cobbey Crisler on John 6:16-21 (B8)

[Cobbey:] “John 6:16. After Jesus feeds the 5,000, he stays behind and the disciples go back alone in their boat.
John 6:17. “Over the sea toward Capernaum.”  That means they had to be on the other side of the sea, which is Bethsaida.
John 6:18. “The winds that come suddenly sweeping down from the east and the desert, or from the west and the Mediterranean, often stir the sea up without warning.  They [the disciples] are having trouble negotiating their little boat.  And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
John 6:19, “Jesus is having no trouble approaching them on the sea.” This shows that he wasn’t really walking on the surface of the sea at all.  As my father once pointed out, if the sea were churned up, walking would be more laborious than being in the boat.  Jesus, however, had a method that was revolutionary and less laborious.  He must be walking above the sea, not in the peaks and valleys.  And if so, then he’s walking on air.  [W. Gravity takes two material objects to work, so don’t be one of them.] But what’s the difference?  They’re both rather difficult to do from the human view of it.  This sounds mighty logical to me. 

John 6:20. When he gets near he says, “It is I; be not afraid.”
John 6:21, “They willingly receive him into the ship.”

They learn a lesson in transportation.  Space and time, as obstacles, can be overcome.  “Immediately the ship, the disciples, everybody is beached.  They’re right there at the destination.  It’s a wooden boat.  No one says it ended up in fragments. No one was holding their heads and complaining that they hit their head against a sonic boom of something.”
“The Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


RAISE THE DEAD LIKE JESUS DID, BY FIRST PUTTING OUT GRIEF!
[W: “from… grief afar, and nearer Thee, Father where thine own children are, I love to be.”
Hymn 254:6] Cobbey Crisler on Matt. 9:18-26, (cit. B9) Mark 5:22-42

[Cobbey:] “In context, after Jairus asks Jesus to come heal his daughter who was “at the point of death” (in the version related in Mark 5:23), a woman in the crowd presses through it to touch the fringes of Jesus’ prayer shawl. Although she’d been “unclean” with non-stop hemorrhaging for 12 years (the age of Jairus’ daughter), “The woman was made whole that very hour” … Jesus stops, realizing that one healing does not affect the outcome of the other.”
“(Verse 23) ‘And he goes into the ruler’s house, with all sorts of instruments and noise.’ There were paid mourners. We’re told by Josephus that even the poorest family had at least two pipes and a couple of horns playing at a funeral. So, you can imagine what a ruler of the synagogue would have sounded like, probably like a symphony by Shostakovich. He comes in there. Just think of the atmosphere that’s going on. Jesus alters the atmosphere before he heals.

(Verse 24) ‘He says the maid is not dead but sleepeth.’ That apparently means he felt unable to affect a cure, a raising of the dead, in the presence of the weight of grief. If he’d kicked everybody out while they were crying, he would not have been supported by the social custom of that day or this, would he?
You don’t go into a funeral and sweep everybody out who’s crying. That’s why they’re there. They came to cry. Notice what Jesus does. This was pointed out to me by someone who is really respected for her Scriptural insight. I’d really missed the point. Jesus changed the whole environment.
He made a statement that was perfectly true to him but which was ridiculous to the average human thought. He said “The maid is not dead, she’s only sleeping in there.” So, notice how deep the grief ran. They all suddenly laughed. You and I know, you don’t laugh at funerals.
(Verse 25) ‘He could clear everybody out who was laughing. Then proceeds to raise the child.’]

“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, a Tax-Collector’s Report”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**


DO THE ASSIGNMENTS JESUS KNEW WE DISCIPLES WERE CAPABLE OF DOING WHEN HE ASSIGNED THEM TO US! Cobbey Crisler on 1) Matt 5:48; 2) Mark 16:15; 3) Matt 10:8/cit. B10

  • “Be ye therefore perfect…” – the 1st of Jesus’ “imperative commands” summarized by Mary Baker Eddy (SH 37:25)
    [Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 5, Verse 48].
  • “Go ye into all the world, and preach…” – the 2nd of Jesus’ “imperative commands” summarized by Mary Baker Eddy (SH 37:25)
    [Cobbey Crisler on Mark 16:15]
  • “Heal the sick!” – the 3rd of Jesus’ “imperative commands” summarized by Mary Baker Eddy (SH 37:25)
    [Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 5, Verse 7, 8].
    “Say,” Look at the first words there to Is that a coincidence, or is that essential? Where have we run into that statement before?
    “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Who said it? It was Jesus’ first statement (Matthew 4:17) after “Repent.”

The assignments given to the disciples would not be assignments they were incapable of doing, or Jesus would have been unwise.

(Matt. 10: 8/cit. B10).  He said, “Heal the sick.” What do you expect them to do? He said, “Cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils.” Notice the sequence. The things he did. Even putting casting-out-devils at a higher level of what was required of prayer than raising the dead. Then stating, “Freely ye have received, freely give.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax-Collectors Report,” B. Cobbey Crisler**


 FIND YOUR WAY TO THE FATHER – ONLY BY FOLLOWING THE MASTER!

[Cobbey:] Chapter 14 of John begins with a discussion, a dialogue between Jesus and some of his disciples.

John 14:5, “Thomas asks about the way.”                                            “In John 14:6, Jesus responds, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me.

John 14:8. (CITATION B13) Philip says, “We’ll settle everything right now with you, Master, if you just shew us God,” a minor requirement. Imagine that this is going on the night of Gethsemane. With what Jesus has to look forward to, look at the questions he’s being asked!

John, the Beloved Disciple,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


LOVE INTO VIEW YOUR DEFENSE ATTORNEY COMFORTER – AND EVEN GREATER WORKS! Cobbey Crisler on John 14:12-17/cit. B17 plus Comforter cits. S25/55:27 & S27/271:20-22)

[Cobbey:] “In John 14:12 Jesus makes a prophesy. He makes a prophesy in impersonal terms…
“There are greater works, the ultimatum of the application of what Jesus had introduced to earth. So, when he’s talking about greater works being done, through what agency will these greater works come? We find the Comforter is introduced.
John 14:16, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter.”

We should know enough about prophesy and have enough respect to realize that most of the prophets in the Bible, including Jesus, had a tremendous regard for prophesy. They knew that it had come from God, not from man. Similarly, we should know how to recognize the Comforter when the Comforter arrives… 

 “The word “comforter” is parakletos, sometimes called paraclete…  translated “comforter” given by our King James Version. You will find, however, that The New English Bible does not use “comforter.” It uses “advocate.”  You’ll also find that I John uses parakletos and the King James translator of that uses “advocate.” 

 “We should know that the word “advocate” is a technical word legally. It specifically means “defense attorney.” That has a lot of implications to it.  By contrast the name “Satan” in Hebrew is a technical term for “prosecuting attorney.” There you have the battle joined in thought.

The Comforter is to come and defend man. We can see all the ways that Jesus had introduced various defenses for man…
“John 14:16, (cit. B17)“that he may abide with you for ever.” Is there a provision for a third revelation? The Comforter is apparently the final one.

John 14:17, “the Spirit of Truth.”  Notice how that counters Jesus’ definition of the “devil.”  What did he say about the truth?  It was the recipe for freedom (John 3:8).  So, it’s got something to do with that.  But there is also a communications problem.  The world “cannot receive.”  It’s not going to be a popular arrival.  “It doesn’t see him or know him.” 

But, we will know, “because it’s within.”

 “John 14:26 picks up the description.  “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.”  There’s another part of the list, identified with the Holy Ghost in Luke 3:22, the dove descending is the symbol of it. The words “dove” and “ghost” are feminine in the Greek, and the comfort aspect also introduces the feminine concept.

 “The role of the Comforter “will be sent by God in my name.”   If one were to regard that literally, the Comforter’s name should at least have some recognizable aspect either relating to Jesus or to Christ.  Another aspect of the Comforter is “he will teach you all things.” 

The role of teaching what? Is anything left out?  “All things.”  And at the same time, “it will bring everything back to human memory that Jesus said.”     

“Book of John: A Walk with the Beloved Disciple”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**


WELCOME THE COMFORTER WHERE THERE’S “PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ‘GREATER WORKS’… COLLECTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS…IN GOVERNMENTS… NATIONS… THAT ALL COULD BENEFIT from the TOUCH of the COMFORTER… MINISTRIES OF DIVINE LOVE”

Christine Irby Williams on “greater works…” (cit. B17, John 14:12-16) (from a 12-29-13 Met)
“Jesus said… Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father…” (cit. B17, John 14:12)

Christine Irby Williams nicely tackled the tough question of what works could possibly be greater than what Jesus did in a wonderful precamp inspirational talk to CedarS staff this May (2013) as well as in part of an inspirational address for the Christian Science Nurses conference at CedarS this September (2013). [CedarS was delighted to again be hosting over 120 CS Nurses from all over the world during the first week of September 2019.]

 

In 2013 Chris essentially said, in part: Have you ever wondered what in the world Jesus meant by greater works?  It does sound a little daunting.  We read almost every week in the Bible Lesson something such as Jesus “went about…healing ALL manner of sickness and ALL manner of disease among the people.”  He fed 5,000 men plus women and children with what had appeared to everyone else as a few loaves and fishes.  He walked on water and suspended time and space.  He raised to life a child who appeared to have just passed away, a young man who was on his way to be buried, and Lazarus, who had been in the grave four days already.  And then, of course, he raised himself after the crucifixion, and he ascended. So, what could possibly be greater than any, much less all, of that?  I’ve often wondered, and I’m still pondering his promise…

 “There has been one particular area in which it’s likely that we’ve all been aware that there is plenty of room for “greater works,” and that is working together, or what might be called collective demonstration: in families, church work, any kind of organizational work—in a church context or otherwise, in neighborhoods, in governments of all sizes, in nations, among the people, and in the world at large.  Would you agree with me that these are areas that could benefit from the light of Truth, the touch of the Comforter—the healing and saving ministries of divine Love? Might we be so bold as to think about tackling the environment? World peace? World hunger?  If not, why not?  If so, let’s get on with it!  Let us “then up and be doing,” as our hymn [#18] says!” Christine shared more inspiration on this and other topics at the 2012 Fern Lodge Annual Meeting.

First posted in Warren’s Met on “Christian Science” for 12-29-13


“ACKNOWLEDGE ONE Christ… or divine Comforter” in the evolution of the SECOND TENET
(Science & Health 597:5, cit. S24) from The Mary Baker Eddy Library for The Betterment of Mankind

 Current edition:
2.  We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God.  We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God’s image and likeness.

1879 “Tenets and Covenant”
2d. — We rest our hope and Faith on God, the only Life, Truth and Love, depending for salvation not on the person of God, but on the understanding of the Principle or Spirit that is God, and the demonstration of this Spirit or Principle according to those commands of our Master, “Go ye into all the world, preach the Gospel, heal the sick, and these signs shall follow them that believe” (understand).  “They shall lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover.”

1887 “Tenets to be Signed by those Uniting …”
Second. — We acknowledge one Father, Son and Holy Ghost, — one God, the brotherhood of man, and Divine Science.  And the forgiveness of sin, which is the destruction of sin.  And the atonement of Christ, which is the efficacy of Truth and Life.  And the way of salvation marked out by Jesus, which is healing the sick, casting out devils [evils], and raising the dead, — uplifting a dead faith into Life and Love.


1892
(from “Church Tenets and Rules”)
2.  We acknowledge and adore one Supreme God.  We acknowledge His Son, the Holy Ghost, and man in His image and likeness.  We acknowledge God’s forgiveness of sin, in the destruction of sin, and His present and future punishment of “whatsoever worketh abomination or maketh a lie.”  We acknowledge the atonement of Christ, as the efficacy of Truth and Love.  And the way of Salvation as demonstrated by Jesus casting out evils, healing the sick, and raising the dead, — resurrecting a dead faith to seize the great possibilities and living energies of the Divine Life.


1893
(from “Church Tenets and Rules”)
2.  We acknowledge and adore one Supreme God.  We acknowledge His Son, and the Holy Ghost, and man in the Divine image and likeness.

81st edition (1894)
2.  We acknowledge and adore one Supreme God.  We acknowledge His Son, and the Holy Ghost, and man as the Divine image and likeness.

179th edition (1900)
2.  We acknowledge and adore one Supreme Infinite God.  We acknowledge one Christ, the Holy Ghost, and man as the Divine image and likeness.

214th edition (1901)
2.  We acknowledge and adore one Supreme Infinite God.  We acknowledge one Christ namely the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter — and the son Christ Jesus – man in the divine image and likeness.

249th edition (1902)
2.  We acknowledge and adore one Supreme Infinite God.  We acknowledge one Christ, His son, the Holy Ghost or Comforter, — and man in the divine image and likeness.

252nd edition (1902)
2.  We acknowledge and adore one Supreme and Infinite God; — acknowledge one Christ — His Son Christ Jesus; the Holy Ghost or the divine Comforter; and man His divine image and likeness.

1907 edition
2.  We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God.  We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God’s image and likeness.


SOLEMNLY PROMISE TO

SOLEMNLY PROMISE TO THINK & LIVE IN A CHRIST-LIKE WAY
as in the Evolution of
revisions to the SIXTH TENET (Science & Health 597:24/cit. S29) as documented by
The Mary Baker Eddy Library for The Betterment of Mankind
(CHWIP01:  researched April 1997, revised June 2007)

Current edition 6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.
 

1879 “Tenets and Covenant”

 

3D. — And we solemnly covenant to faithfully obey the ten commandments; to walk worthy our high calling, to deal justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God; to abhor a lie, to love truth, to do good to man, to have but one God, and to strive habitually to reach that higher understanding of Christian Science contained in the sermon on the Mount, whereby to cast out error and heal the sick. We give no credence to Spiritualism or Mediumship, and object to mesmerism and medicine, never in any case using any ourself.

1887 “Tenets to be Signed by those Uniting …” Third. — We promise to love one another, and to work, watch and pray; to strive against sin, and to keep the Ten Commandments; to deal justly, love mercy, walk humbly; and inasmuch as we are enabled by Truth, to cast out evil and heal the sick.
1892 (from “Church Tenets and Rules”) 3. We solemnly promise to strive, watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus. To love the brethren, and, up to our highest understanding, to be meek, merciful, and live peaceably with all men.
1893 (from “Church Tenets and Rules”) 5. We solemnly promise to strive, watch and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus. To love one another, and, up to our highest understanding to be meek, merciful and just.
81st edition (1894) 6. We solemnly promise to strive, watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus, to love one another, and to be meek, merciful, just, and pure.
1908(a) edition 6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.

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1908(a) edition 6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.

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