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Here are Cobbey Crisler and other insights on some citations for “Man"
(the Christian Science Bible Lesson for March 11, 2018)

To download a poem by Ken Cooper on "Man" go to the
online version and click on the file in upper right

Warren’s (W’s) PS#1—Transcribed from W’s notes from Cobbey Crisler on Genesis 1.26-28 (B2):
“Searching the scriptures does require scuba diving or at least snorkeling because there’s a need for both clear vision and inspiration.
Verse 26 Here in a book noted for its monotheism we find plural words relative to God. (“Let US make man in OUR likeness…”) Father-Mother (F-M) must be together indivisibly or we have more than one God. If there’s indivisibility in the original there must be indivisibility in the product.

Verse 27. To have Male-Female (M-F) in the product means that it’s in the original.
On IMAGE, Clemet of Alexandria wrote: “In our view, image of God is not an object of sense, but a mental object, perceived not by the senses, but by the mind.” But in Genesis 2:7 the mental model is dropped and in the material account of creation God forms man out of dust—the very OPPOSITE view.

This mimics the opposite view of male and female that is widely promoted in which sex promises us all satisfaction in physical unity—but does it deliver? The very definition of sex is division, not indivisibility. “The sensualist’s affections… and pleasures” would put one through lots of fitful, mental contortions that Mary Baker Eddy describes as “imaginary, whimsical, and unreal” (Science and Health, 241: 8).
(Transcribed from notes in the margins of Warren's Bible taken during several Cobbey Crisler talks .)

“As the rod in Moses’ hand, that we have cast on the ground and let it turn into a serpent, instead of exercising the authority and rule and dominion which God gave us according to the first chapter of Genesis [Verse 28].”
“Heal the Sick”: A Scriptural Record, by B. Cobbey Crisler

W’s PS#2—Click to go to the online version and click on both Downloads in upper right to download both a Ken Cooper custom poem “Darius Prays for Daniel"as well as Mary Baker Eddy’s insights on a picture that she highly prized of Daniel & the Lions’ Den (and that might have inspired citation S7, SH 514:26).
To listen to Ken reading two of his poems, with sound effects and imagery, click ""

W’s PS#3—Cobbey Crisler on Isaiah 35.3-6 (B13) Strengthen the weak hands
“Chapter 35:3. “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.” [CedarS Camps Founder Ruth Huff took her Bible opening to this whole chapter to be the purpose for God’s work at CedarS and specifically this verse to strengthen each CedarS visitor’s grasp on the Truth and to make more firm their taking a stand for it.] Does this sound like an adequate preparation for the opinion of our New Testament and the events which follow? Almost as a fulfillment of prophesy. This is a question we’re going to have to answer later as we study the New Testament. Does Jesus feel that the healings which he accomplishes are the direct fulfillment of prophesy? We’ll just have to see by not only his words but by his acts.”

In Chapter 35, Verses 5 and 6 we have detailed specific healings in prophesy where “the eyes of the blind shall be opened.” Did that happen? What about the ears of the deaf unstopped”?

What about “the lame man leap as an hart”? If you recall that is exactly what happens in the book of Acts [3:8]. The first thing the lame man does before he even walks is leap up. The great joy of overcoming that bondage of years, expressing itself in the form of leaping. Total victory over the condition even before he walked. One often neglects to notice in that event the fact that he did leap before he walked is a specific fulfillment of prophesy. “The lame man shall leap,” is what Isaiah [35:6] said.”
“Heal the Sick”: A Scriptural Record, by B. Cobbey Crisler

W’s PS#4—Cobbey Crisler on Mark 10.46-52 (B15) blind Bartimaeus healed (Jer. 31.8)
“In Chapter 10 of Mark, Verse 46, “They come to Jericho; and the healing of blind Bartimaeus” who [in Verse 47] calls and calls and all of his friends and neighbors tell him to keep quiet, “Quiet, you’re bothering Jesus.” Here’s the man with the need that Jeremiah [31:8] had said would be attracted by the New Covenant. The blind would come and be attracted Jeremiah had said. So, they told him to keep quiet in Verse 48; didn’t have much effect on him; he kept calling. [In Verse 49] Jesus heard through the crowd and healed him. Notice that he uses in Verse 52, “thy faith hath made thee whole”—the wholeness of man. The concept of the wholeness of man under the wholeness of God doesn’t allow for a gap called blindness.”
“Heal the Sick”: A Scriptural Record, by B. Cobbey Crisler

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