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Insights from Cobbey Crisler, Ken Cooper & others for The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

“Adam and Fallen Man"
for November 2-8, 2020

by Warren Huff, CedarS Executive Director 314-378-2574

GEM#1: Find yourself “UNFALLEN, upright, pure and free…” healed by a simple poem that debunks the fable of your dust-man origin!


By Woodruff Smith

Where did it begin this idea called you?

In Genesis 1, or Genesis 2?

Which one of these concepts

Will prove to be true?

If you know what is what,

Do you know who is who?

In Genesis 1 in the 26th verse

There's a man with never a taint' of a curse.

But in Genesis 2 in verse number seven

There's a dust man conceived
He'll never see heaven.

So, it really comes down

To which one you will claim,
What thou see'st thou be'st

So, what is your name?

There they both stand.

Which one is you?

Is it immortal man one,
Or mortal man two?

If you're immortal man

You know what you're worth.

For according to law
You'll inherit the earth.
But if you're just a mortal
And made out of dust

Is there anything to you

That's worthy of trust?

No, the thing they call man

In Genesis 2

Is the dream of the dreamer.

It never was you.

So, know what you are.

Take your place in the sun,

You're the immortal man

Of Genesis 1.

TESTIMONY OF HEALING [“The proof is in the pudding.”]

I gave a testimony one night in our Golden, Colorado church based on the ideas from a poem I really liked, which said, "Which of these men do you think of as you, Genesis One or Genesis Two?"

A couple of weeks later a businessman, not knowing I was behind him, probably, testified that he had heard a rather banal, trite testimony a couple of weeks ago from someone who recited that line, "Which of these men do you think of as you, Genesis One or Genesis Two?" and he thought it was so trivial, so lightweight.

He went to a business meeting in Atlanta, Georgia after that and was in a hotel room in the middle of the night, sound asleep with his wife beside him, when he had a massive heart attack.

He said he wasn't naive, he knew what was happening, and he knew he was in a life-threatening situation. He was totally helpless, so helpless he could not even cry out to his wife for help, obviously could not call a practitioner, and he said for the first time in

his life he felt completely helpless. He tried to

repeat the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Scientific Statement of Being, but he couldn't remember them, couldn't put them together.

He felt totally mentally jumbled and then he recalled a very simplistic statement…"Which of these men do you think of as you, Genesis One or Genesis Two?" and he realized that it wasn't so banal after all, that if he were a Genesis Two man he would probably not live through the night, but if he were a Genesis One man he could claim his dominion over

the "things of the flesh."

He did it. He said the pain lifted immediately and he felt whole and well. He decided the poem was OK after all.

— Lona lngwerson, CS

GEM#2: transcribed from W’s notes on Cobbey Crisler on the end of Genesis 1 (B1, S6-S11):
“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 taken by Warren Huff in the margins of his Bible during Cobbey Crisler talks.)

GEM#3: Let’s reason together about humanity’s cures being beyond merely medical solutions
(Golden Text) Cobbey Crisler on Isaiah 1-2:22 (citation B6): “Cease ye from Adam”
[Cobbey on the next verses:] Isaiah 1:5 and 6. Isn’t this a question of Isaiah asking all humanity, “Why should you be stricken any more? You will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no soundness in it: [but] wounds and bruises, and putrefying sores.” That’s Job’s problem written right out there. That’s his record that he that he didn’t want to have as his witness any more when he said [in Job 16:19] “my record is on high.” They must not have been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.” Here is even Isaiah bearing witness that the application of medicine has not cured what humanity needs to have cured.

In Isaiah 2:22 (citation B6) maybe this is part of the solution? What’s the recommended solution? “Cease ye from man.” That word in Hebrew is actually the Hebrew word “Adam.” It literally reads, “Cease ye from Adam whose breath [is] in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?”
“Heal the Sick”: A Scriptural Record, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

GEM#4: Like Joseph, accept Jesus’ virgin birth. Cobbey Crisler on Matt. 1:18-23 (B11)
“(Verse 18) … we find "the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise." The word "birth" in Greek is our word "genesis." Writing to a Jewish readership, there would seem to be very little question that Matthew was relating a new genesis here. The word would remind his readers of the opening book of the Bible. "The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph." Our modem term "engagement" would probably best suit that. It was a period in which the couple would promise to one another. It was regarded with as much sanctity as the marriage-period itself. So that any violation of it morally was treated with the same severity as if it had been adultery during marriage.

“When the news reaches Joseph that Mary is ''with child," how do you think the average husband would greet that news? They aren't even married yet. The news comes to Joseph that his wife­to-be in this very sanctified period of promise is pregnant. Under the Jewish law, what would be the most severe measure that Joseph could take against Mary? Stoning. Publicly. He could have chosen and elected to have exposed Mary publicly and had her executed. But Joseph is as important an aspect of this great account of the introduction of Jesus humanly on earth as Mary. We get an insight into his thinking. Remember that Joseph is just you or I in the sense of going through the same reaction that one would have with this sort of news. This shows some of the quality and character of Joseph.

“(Verse 19), It says that "Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example." We see right away that he doesn't want to take the extreme measure, He wanted "to put her away privily," and go through divorce proceedings, but quietly.

“(Matthew 1, Verse 20). "While he thought on these things." That isn't exactly Joseph being a philosopher. The Greek word suggests agony. "While he agonized about these things.'' It gives us a view of what was really going on in his thinking. At that point, "an angel of the Lord appears unto him." "Angel," actually comes from a Greek word, angelos. It means "messenger" and is virtually inseparable from the message that the messenger delivers. It is this inseparable message and messenger that comes to Joseph in what appears to him as “a dream," addressing him as the "son of David" and saying, "Forget what you're thinking," which was a normal conclusion any husband would come to, "Because Mary is with child but what is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." How many husbands would exactly buy that? It really flies in the face of the entire biological history of man.

“Therefore, this event itself has become one of the most difficult to believe for anyone reading it. The virginity of Mary at the time of the birth of Jesus has been ridiculed by some, accepted religiously by others without question, and many of the rest of the readers somewhere in between. …

“(Verse 22). Matthew explains that "all this was done." What is he talking about when he says "all this"? The virgin birth of Jesus. He is about to give us what he considers absolute proof that the virgin-birth occurred. It occurred as a result of prophecy. Does that tell us at what elevation Matthew holds in prophecy? If he's using this as proof of one of the most unbelievable, incredible, events recorded in the annals of man's history, then how does he view prophecy? Does he view prophecy as a man-product or as revelation from God?

“If he's writing this book for the Jews, it shows he is bringing in his big guns right from the beginning to show his Jewish readers that this is it! We can be fairly assured that he felt that what he is about to say would not be disputed, or at least be a matter of severe controversy in his audience. His famous statement which he says so often "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet."

“Verse 23 is taken from the Book of Isaiah (7:14). … “So, I think we have a very strong indication here that Matthew, at least, felt what he was reading from the Old Testament was proof-positive for his readers. … But there certainly is a sign or a wonder about a virgin conceiving because that is certainly unheard of… “Matthew… is definitely convinced that early Old Testament prophesy is a prediction of a virgin conceiving.”

“The Book of Matthew: Auditing the Tax Collector,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

GEM#5: See yourself as Spirit God’s “spittin’ image” as the shepherds saw Jesus & acted on their inspiration. Cobbey Crisler on Luke 2 verse 40 in citation B12 and verses right before and after)

[Cobbey:] “Right here in this small city of David a sign, (Verse 11), an unmistakably unique sign. First a virgin will conceive, (Verse 12), then a heavenly anthem or symphony ends the angelic message to the shepherds, (Verses l3 and 14). The shepherds do something with the Holy Ghost with which they have been filled. They respond; they obey. They utilize what they have been inspired to do. They go to Bethlehem, (Verse 15), “find the babe lying in a manger," (Verse 16), and “spread the news around,'
(Verse 17) so that the story was available among others. We don't know where Luke would have gotten it. But that gives us certainly sufficient justification to see that it was known more than by a handful.

Mary, in verse 19, saw the shepherds appearing from nowhere telling her about the angelic messages (of "good tidings, great joy, all people') that they received, “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”

“We’re told in Verse 40 (citation B12) that ‘The child grew and waxed strong in spirit.’ The next thing and the last thing we know and learn about Jesus in the infancy period concludes chapter 2. Jesus is in the temple discussing with those rabbis who were schooled in every literal word of the law. We find in Verse 46 that Jesus was not only listening to them, but he is asking them questions. That is the rabbinical method. Rabbis did that among themselves. They did that with their students. For them to hear a twelve-year old boy utilizing the rabbinical method, brilliantly dealing with Scriptural exegesis, must have fascinated them to say the least. For three days this phenomenon was observed…"

[Warren: Jesus’ divine intelligence demonstrated in his brilliant use of the rabbinical method with the rabbis at age 12, reminds us of what’s possible to us when we admit to ourselves, as Jesus did, that we are God’s own likeness. As Mary Baker Eddy writes in the final citation of this section: “The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea.” (Science & Health 90:24–25, citation S20),
[Click GEM#6 to hear how amazing it can be even today to admit to yourself that you are God’s likeness!]
“Luke the Researcher”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

GEM#6: Audio Answered Prayer (A.P.) History of a hymn sing healing & related exam “miracle!”
[Warren Huff]
Here’s an audio recording (as requested) of a day of “all-in,” spiritual study and hymn singing healing that I still cherish. It gave me not only a quick and permanent healing of appendicitis, but also a related exam day “miracle!” We are told in Science & Health that “Impossibilities never occur.” (245:27) So, these demonstrations show what God can do for each one of us when we truly accept ourselves as being God’s very own image and likeness.

Mary Baker Eddy says on page 90 of Science & Health: The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea.” (Science & Health 90:24–25, citation S20).

Since this was in this week’s Bible Lesson it reminded me of two, wonderful, interconnected healings I experienced during the final exam week of my freshman year at Princeton University. In addition to a course load of five demanding classes, I was keeping daily commitments to football spring training as well as to two jobs on-campus, and one job off-campus—right across from the Christian Science church in Princeton.

What made my upcoming finals week especially tough that year was that all five of my 3-hour finals were schedule in a row with no study time between them. To top that off, like fallen Adam man, I had already fallen behind on the heavy reading assignments in several of the courses. So, on the Saturday morning before my 15 hours of finals on Monday and Tuesday, I thought, “How am ever going to be able to read, study and prepare for 15 hours of exams with no real study time between them?”

As I started to ponder my seemingly impossible situation, a pain in my right side that I’d been aware of overnight suddenly became very sharp and did not go away. A roommate, whose dad was a doctor, suggested that it looked like my appendix had burst and that I was having an appendicitis attack. I chose to handle this situation with whole-hearted prayer to God. Throughout my life I had chosen the option of relying wholy on Christian Science treatment to successfully meet countless other challenges — from making hard decisions to experiencing quick and permanent healings of broken bones, severe wounds, sprained ankles, torn cartilage… When this very aggressive problem refused to quickly yield to my own prayers, I decided to call a Christian Science practitioner to ask for their uniquely powerful and healing prayerful support. But, this was B.C.— Before Cell phones that is—so I had to make my way to a phone booth. Although practitioners are normally readily available worldwide, that morning none of the practitioners I knew answered their phones. And, answering machines had not been invented yet (remember it was BC).

So, since the Christian Science Reading Room was not that much farther down Nassau St., I hobbled my way there – still doubled over in pain. Like the tomb was for Jesus, these “precincts” were for me, a perfect “place to solve the great problem of being.” (SH 44:5) I continue to love every Christian Science Reading Room as an oasis in the “Wilderness where one can reach out directly to God and find angel messages and healings. In her “Key to the Scriptures” part of Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy defines wilderness in part as “Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence.” (SH p. 597:16)

For six, sacred hours that Saturday I was the only visitor to the private study area in that Reading Room where the Librarian told me that Dr. Albert Einstein used to visit often. Being there “hidden in sacred secrecy from the visible world” (like the parable of leaven “hidden” in the meal), I even felt free enough to stretch out on the floor whenever I “kneaded” to, while my thought rose higher until I saw myself as “God’s own likeness.” (SH 90:24, cit. 24)
I snuggled up to every passage from the Comforter who was re-teaching me all the precious truths that applied to me from that week’s Christian Science Bible lesson. They included the account from a recent Bible lesson about Joseph’s divine intuition that enabled him to know and share the humanly unknowable dream of the Pharaoh (Genesis 41:1-57). I reasoned that by reflection this was mine too and that God would give me all the angel insights that I needed — not only to be healed, but also to guided before and during my upcoming exams. I’ve always loved the idea that there’s nothing more humble or stress-free than a reflection—and Joseph showed the humility that set his abilities free when he told Pharaoh, “it is not in me: God shall give … an answer of peace.” (Genesis 41:16, B6).

I also distinctly remember feeling great relief in affirming for myself the truth that, “When man is governed by God, the ever-present Mind who understands all things, man knows that with God all things are possible.” (S180:25) More lessons from the Comforter that I cherished during my Reading Room study came back to bless me big-time after I was healed and taking my finals.

That private Reading Room study area also gave me a perfect place to feel free enough to seek and find the comfort of the Comforter by wholeheartedly belting out favorite hymns. All of Mary Baker Eddy’s hymns I knew by heart from years of singing them in Sunday School, plus scores of other hymns from CedarS Hymn Sings at 7pm CT every Sunday night. (The prelude for tonight’s Hymn Sing starts at 6:45pm.) Another reason I still love Hyn Sings is that on this Saturday in Princeton, I needed to study for my exams in the unconventional way of cherishing and singing each word of every hymn as if my comfort, my grades and my very life depended on it. (And, I think they all did depend on and were blessed immeasurably by that unique and powerful preparation.)

I’ll always remember that as spiritual sense gave me more and more peace, I closed my healing hymn sing by cherishing each word Hymn 254 “Christ My Refuge” by Mary Baker Eddy. At about 3pm my tears of pain changed to tears of joy! The pain lifted off as I let my heart sing the following laws, “O’er waiting harps strings of the mind, there sweeps a strain, Low, sad, and sweet, whose measures bind The power of pain… And wake a white-winged angel throng of thoughts illumed By faith, and breathed in raptured song, With love perfumed. Then His unveiled, sweet mercies show Life’s burden’s light. I kiss the cross, and wake to know A world more bright… I see Christ walk and come to me and tenderly divinely talk. Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock (Matt. 7:24-29) … whereto God leadeth me. (Christian Science Hymnal #254)

With every vestige of appendicitis gone —for good, by the way— I felt so inspired that I RAN all the way back to my Dodd Hall dorm room, ate normally and prepared Saturday night and Sunday with peaceful inspiration for my first four final exams that would take place before noon on Tuesday. I felt divinely inspired to review just what I needed to know and felt full of gratitude to God the first 12 hours of exams.

However, when I turned over the fifth exam on Tuesday afternoon, my heart dropped when I read the exam questions which all asked me to compare and contrast several books that I hadn’t even read. I had intended to read all these books over the weekend, but did not because of the time I needed to spend in the Reading Room having my healing. I was seriously tempted at first to just go up to the exam proctor and turn in the exam with a note that I’d had a health challenge and was unable to adequately prepare for the exam. I thought about just asking to take the course on a Pass-Fail basis so that my B+ grade going into the final could at least earn me a "Pass" on my transcript for this sociology course.

Then, I remembered citations from the Christian Science Bible lesson that I’d mined in the Reading Room as cherished gems to apply to myself and my exam prep. That included the account of Joseph humbly knowing it was not in him, but in God to give the right answer. (Genesis 41:16)

Just before deciding to give up, rather than try to write about books that I hadn’t even read, this angel message stopped me: “I am the same Mind that made this test and that wrote every book. By reflection I’m your Mind too and will be right with you telling you everything you need to know.”
I felt Spirit’s surge of joy and confidence from this angel message as well as from other Bible Lesson passages that I cherished during my spiritual time of study and healing in the Reading Room. Here are some citations that I had written on 3”x5” cards to memorize and make my own:
You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” (Matthew 5:3, MSG version)
Along with these three from Science and Health:
(1) “It is the prerogative of the ever-present, divine Mind, and of thought in rapport with this Mind, to know the past, the present, and the future. Acquaintance with the Science of being enables us to commune more largely with the divine Mind… to be divinely inspired, yea, to reach the range of fetterless Mind.” (SH 84:11-18)

(2) “A knowledge of the Science of being develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man. It extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher realms. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight and perspicacity.” (SH 128:14, bold added)

(3) “This (spiritual) understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments, it is the reality of all things brought to light.” (SH 505:26-28)

With a joyous, confident prayer to glorify God I committed the next three hours to being a clear transparency—as “only a scribe echoing the harmonies of heaven in divine metaphysics.” (as Mary Baker Eddy wrote on page 115 of Miscellany about being a co-author with God of Science & Health)
I was determined to make welcome, rather than make up, answers which I humanly didn’t know. Ideas flowed, and like a stress-free reflection, I wrote them down. With joy at the end of the three-hours I handed in my blue exam book full of what felt like divinely dictated answers. The next day as I somewhat expected, but was still humbly amazed to find out, my final exam grade was an “A” that raised my course grade to an “A-“. All glory to God!! What cannot good do for you too every moment that you know that “it is not in me. God shall give … an answer of peace” – as Joseph made clear in Genesis 41:16.

Accepting yourself as the image of God, “the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal,” will free you too to humbly “Meet every circumstance as its master.” (SH 587:5 & 419:16).

To read a print version with reference page numbers go the Metaphysical tab of CedarS website— www. – and search by author Warren Huff for an Answered Prayer (A.P.) History posting for 11-7-2020.
[This is a first draft of a testimony that I am sending into the Christian Science periodicals.]

GEM#7a: Let’s love into view our Comforter as our Defense Attorney and usher in even “greater works” in teaching of all things! Cobbey Crisler on John 14:12-17 (citation B15)
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? [W: See GEM#6b] 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, “that he may abide with you for ever.” Is there a provision for a third revelation? The Comforter is apparently the final one.

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**

GEM#7b: “Plenty of room for ‘greater works’… collective demonstration…in governments… nations… that could benefit from …the touch of the Comforter… ministries of divine Love”?
Christine Irby Williams on “greater works…” (B15, 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…” (citation B15, 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 as well as in part of an inspirational address for the Christian Science Nurses conference at CedarS in September. [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

GEM#8: Let your thought and life SING with Living in Oneness with God!
Cobbey on “I and my Father are one.” John 10:30 (SH 26:12, citation S22)

“In John 10:30 is Jesus’ great statement, “I and my Father are one.” If this is from the Aramaic, then, the Aramaic word would give the meaning, “I and my Father are in accord.”
“Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple,”
B. Cobbey Crisler**

Feel the power and love of oneness with God! That was the open secret to Jesus' victory over the cross and the grave (and to our victory over the pandemic and its effects)! It is inspiringly shared in “I and my Father are one” & Science & Health, p. 26:12 (cit. S22). The following YouTube offering was written and sung by Cherie Brennan, a CedarS mom and award-winning Country Music artist at Enjoy!

Another Christian Scientist, Mindy Jostyn, once performed at CedarS the beautiful song that she also titled “I and my Father are one.” You can LISTEN TO A SAMPLE of it and BUY IT and the SHEET MUSIC for SOLOISTS at:

GEM#9: Enjoy Ken Cooper’s insights and custom monologue "The Mother of Eutychus", read by his wife Sue, from Acts 20:1-12, citation B16 in this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson.
[Ken writes:] “What a joy it is to know that not only has man never fallen, but that man can never fall. Spiritual ideas are held in Mind, and Mind being infinite, these ideas are held secure and unfallen in the infinite manifestation of infinite Mind, – the All-in-all.

The expression of Mind is also the expression of Love, and Love watches over its own as Father-Mother watches over its own ideas, for wherever God is, there is that Love maintaining what it is in God’s thought. Infinite good precludes anything adverse, unlike itself. “Very good” is all there is.

Habakkuk makes the comment, paraphrasing, “Your pure eyes cannot see impurity, Your absolute goodness cannot behold evil. How else can You not see acts of treachery and destruction?”, – establishing the fact that whatever is unlike God is the Adam dream, – it has no reality in God’s infinity. There is no evil in heaven, no evil, no disease, within you. God’s thought is all there is, and all there is to man. The poem "Free" shared from the Christian Science Sentinel, celebrates our freedom, man upheld by Love, and therefore ever unfallen.

Can we ever fall from our high estate? Paul certainly had plenty of mortal reason to regret the carnage he had caused to early Christians. He could have clung to this dust, and lived a life of remorse. But NO! He listened to the Christ-thought, and looked up, not down. He held fast to the spiritual nature of all men, forever unfallen. Material evidence is false evidence. Adam is a dream, which cannot touch what we truly are, – the reflection of God, Life.

The Golden Text seeks the revival of good, the reception of God’s Word in our lives. This was Paul’s new motive, and how successful he was! In my monologue "The Mother of Eutychus", read by Sue, we hear the moving words of a mother who has been listening to the words and inspiration of Paul, and is suddenly called upon to see her child as unfallen. When faced with error, our cry should immediately be “No!” and with the confidence of Truth.

Paul did not react to the material picture, for he knew its falsity. Instead he calmly went to the child, bent over him and embracing him in his arms, stated what he knew to be true, – His life was in him, – had never left him, could not fall out of God’s embrace.

In the midst of dusty dreams, we too remain undisturbed, for the dust never enters the spiritual kingdom which is the only life. It was no part of Paul’s consciousness, and is no part of ours. We can also rejoice in our sonship with God, ever-present and ever bathing in His light, in which is no darkness or threat. Only the allness of “very good”, held and maintained by Love."

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