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Here are Cobbey Crisler and other insights on some citations for
“Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?”
The Christian Science Bible Lesson for June 24, 2018

Warren’s (W’s) PS#1—Cobbey Crisler on Matt. 13:31-35 (RR)—find heaven hiding at hand
“Parable number three, the mustard seed, begins in verse 31. It likens heaven to “a grain of mustard seed.” You can find the mustard growing wild all over the Holy Land.

(Verse 32). “A very small seed, but later, it becomes the greatest of herbs and birds of the air lodge in the branches.”

We have here parables that apparently have a prophesy attached to them. So as to not miss that, study the parallels given by Jesus in these parables. You have first the kingdom of heaven (KH) is likened to a grain of mustard seed (1 GnMS) which a man took and sowed and it grew (Gr).

Therefore, 1 GMS x Gr = KH. But that’s not all.

Look at parable number four, the leaven in three loaves (Verse 33). He makes the very same point except there’s a difference.

“Kingdom of heaven” (KH), the same thing, is now defined as “leaven” or (L)”which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal,” in 3 MM), and “it was leavened” (Ld). Notice how the exact same things occur in both cases.

Thus, L + 3NMM x Ld = KH.

Different words used, Woman, having her mission distinct from man’s. Notice the order in which it happened.

(Verse 35). We know it’s prophesy because Matthew says, “It might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will utter things which have been secret from the foundation of the world.”

When you say “foundation of the world” to Jewish listener or reader, you are really referring to Genesis 1, where they get their information about foundation of the world. What do we find? What has been kept secret from the foundation of the world that we find in Genesis 1? Illustrated, perhaps, by these parables?

Male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). Each possessing dominion. Look at the co-equal responsibilities here. Here is mustard seed “which a man takes and sows and it grows, so that birds of the air can lodge in its branches.”

Separately, but in a complementarily way, leaven and mustard seed are not that far apart in one sense. Both must do their work unobserved. You can’t tear the loaf apart to get at the leaven. You’ll ruin the work. You can’t tear the earth apart to get at the seed.

It’s a hidden thing. Both male and female, both man and woman are responsible for sowing and hiding until it grows and becomes leavened.

The concept of woman’s contribution coming in at the last, also agrees with the order in Genesis 1. It also fits in with the symbolism here, because leaven is something left over from a previous batch. It links into something that previously existed. Matthew states that these “things have been hidden from the foundation of the world.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax-Collector’s Report”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#2—Jewish historian, Josephus, on Exodus 14 (B5) and Moses’ prayer before the parting of the Red Sea: (More at https://www.biblestudytools.com/history/flavius-josephus/antiquities-jews/book-2/chapter-16.html)
“WHEN Moses had said this, he led them to the sea, while the Egyptians looked on; for they were within sight. Now these were so distressed by the toil of their pursuit, that they thought proper to put off fighting till the next day. But when Moses was come to the sea-shore, he took his rod, and made supplication to God, and called upon him to be their helper and assistant; and said "Thou art not ignorant, O Lord, that it is beyond human strength and human contrivance to avoid the difficulties we are now under; but it must be thy work altogether to procure deliverance to this army, which has left Egypt at thy appointment. We despair of any other assistance or contrivance, and have recourse only to that hope we have in thee; and if there be any method that can promise us an escape by thy providence, we look up to thee for it. And let it come quickly, and manifest thy power to us; and do thou raise up this people unto good courage and hope of deliverance, who are deeply sunk into a disconsolate state of mind. We are in a helpless place, but still it is a place that thou possessest; still the sea is thine, the mountains also that enclose us are thine; so that these mountains will open themselves if thou commandest them, and the sea also, if thou commandest it, will become dry land. Nay, we might escape by a flight through the air, if thou shouldst determine we should have that way of salvation."
“The Antiquities of The Jews,” Book 2, Chapter 16, by Flavius Josephus


W’s PS#3—Cobbey Crisler on Psalm 46:10 (B6): on “Be still and know…”

“Psalm 46, Verse 10. One of the simplest prescriptions for the human mind to take and one of the most difficult. The human mind resists to the hilt taking this one. “Be still and know that I [am] God.” The racket of thought quieted. It’s a very strong word, “Be still.” Jesus used those words to calm violence in nature [Mark 4:39], and also to cast out an unclean spirit [Mark 1:25]. It doesn’t belong in nature or human nature. Certainly it’s not part of the divine nature. So, “Be still” is [a] very emphatic verbal rebuke.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#4—Cobbey Crisler on Matt. 12:22-29 (B10)—
(Verse 22). "Now we have someone brought possessed with a devil and healed."

(Verse 25). Jesus talks about "a kingdom divided against itself" which we have already discussed.

(Verse 26). "How could he use Satan to cast out Satan?".

(Verse 29). He makes a very interesting parallel in referring to a strong man's house. "To enter into a house, and spoil the goods, you have to really render the strong man powerless."

To do this means giving priority to the strong man before you begin to mess around in his house. Then the strong man would resist the healing. Was it mentality arrayed against the possibility, both in the environment and in that man? Did Jesus bind that mental resistance first, and then heal the case?”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax-Collector’s Report”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#5—Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 9:35-38
In Verse 36 [Jesus] looking around after disposing of the Pharisaical thought, he sees multitudes needing help, and was moved with compassion. There they were as sheep. They were shepherdless.”

(Verse 37). “He turned to his disciples then, and his disciples in future generations, and made the remark, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.” Does that imply he expected his disciples to be out there solving human problems, healing?

(Verse 38). He even asks them to “Pray the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax-Collector’s Report”,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#6—Cobbey Crisler on [P.S. from a Cobbey Crisler’s commentary on the same case of epilepsy that’s healed in citation B15, Matthew 17:14-21 (as described originally by Mark with Jesus first addressing the parent’s thought in Mark 9: 17-29):
“We have healings throughout Mark which require your study. We have an epileptic child healed in the next few verses, 17 through 29.
Verse 21. Jesus recognizes that the first patient is the father and his thinking. [“And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of o child.”… ]
Verse 23. He turns and deals with the father, his parental thought. [“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe: help thou mine unbelief.”]
Verse 25-27. Jesus then deals with the young man.
Verse 29 says, “This kind of healing.” Because the disciples had failed, this healing required two things, “prayer and fasting.” You can say this in another way using two other words: “No” and “Yes” [as Mary Baker Eddy titled one of her works on scientific, mental healing.] Fasting is what we say “no” to and prayer is what we’re affirming. Once again, we see that we are given the rules of healing.”
“What Mark Recorded”,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#7— Warren’s Christian Science Class Instruction notes say that when Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health the passage about “the bird which has burst from the egg and preens its wings for a skyward flight” (S27, 261.27), researchers had not yet discovered and documented how "super-precocial" chicks of the "megapodes" came out of their eggs "completely independent…which hatch fully feathered, their eyes open and capable of flight." www.audubon.org/news/the-art-hatching-egg-explained (A video about Australian Brush Turkey chicks illustrates this at https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Australian+Brush+Turkey&&view=detail&mid=D18F12E1C492D412064AD18F12E1C492D412064A&FORM=VRDGAR


W’s PS#8—KEN COOPER BONUS ADDITION (on citation B19) IS A DOWNLOAD IN UPPER RIGHT ONLINE! Ken sent the attached poem for "Is the Universe..", – "DNA or I AM" PLUS a reference to "Christian Science Practice", – https://journal.christianscience.com/issues/2012/6/130-06/christian-science-practice

“a link I have given before, but one I trust is worth sharing again.”

Ken wrote of “DNA or I Am” “Once we establish that Life has always existed, before the world began, the theories of evolution become irrelevant. The eternal "I AM" has always been now, and does not develop. It is an ongoing revelation.

Modern theories of multiverses as opposed to universes indicate a reaching out to fathom the unfathomable, daring to ask whether this existence is a fake."I AM" has the only answer.”


**You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey’s 28 talks at a new website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com

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