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Use Bible G.E.M.s, promises, allegories and examples to reverse every curse this week!
Let God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in you sparkle with insights from Cobbey Crisler,
Ken Cooper & others as found in The Christian Science Bible Lesson on

Adam and Fallen Man
for Mothers’ Day, May 10, 2020


GEM #1: Find satisfaction, not in a physical, Male-Female union, but only in our original, spiritual indivisibility!
Cobbey Crisler on the end of Genesis 1 (B2):

“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 a physical union —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, p. 241: 8).
(Transcribed from notes taken by Warren Huff in the margins of his Bible during Cobbey Crisler talks)


GEM #2: Like Jesus, overcome disobedient self-will, the original sin of Adam, to reverse of the Adam curse!
Cobbey Crisler on Genesis 1 & 2 and choosing to awake from sleep to salvation in Christ (B2, B3, B7, B8, B11)

“Genesis 1 (B2) and Genesis 2 & 3 (B3, B7, B8, B11) are clearly a choice, aren’t they? They contradict each other. We really cannot live with both although most of us are undoubtedly trying. The necessity to make a decision, important decision, relates back to how the pioneer Christian made his decision. Whether he himself has that rock beneath him, as we said, before he made any rules. Or, whether he, too, vacillated and was dualistic, and was pulled to and fro, according to the motion of Satan in the Book of Job.

…If our thesis as presented is accurate, that the implication of Paul’s statement [I Corinthians 15:22], “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” presents problem and solution, or remedy, then one of the greatest research jobs awaiting all of us is to get back into that problem called Adam which we’re all wrestling with.

Just make a list of everything you detect that Adam did wrong mentally and physically. Because, if it is true that Jesus’ mission was to remedy the Adam man and wipe that alternative off the face of man’s consciousness, then everything that Adam did wrong which was upside-down, Jesus is going to put right-side-up and prove that man is upright (not fallen). Many things may occur to you, for instance in the initial phases of such a list which we could just touch upon. Adam's problem occurred in what environment? The Garden of Eden. Where did Jesus face down and confront that Adam-problem? The Garden of Gethsemane. Is this a coincidence? Is Gethsemane intended to be the remedy for the problems of Eden in our own thinking? I love in that context to remember Isaiah's words [Isaiah 1:29] when he says, "Ye shall be confounded for the gardens ye have chosen." Eden, Gethsemane.

Adam's problem, though, is probably symbolized most graphically by what? He had been told not to do something, what was it? "Not to eat of that tree" [Genesis 3:3 (B8)]. Instead he went and did it. The disobedience, doing one's own will, would have to be totally remedied right up with the same even greater peak pressure on a humanhood that had just announced to the world that the way to get out of this Adam-mess is to yield to God's will regardless of the pressure upon you, so [it's] doing God's will versus doing one's own will.

The tree of knowledge of good and evil. You know that the New Testament refers several times to the cross as the tree, that they nailed Jesus to the tree [Acts 13:29; 1 Peter 2:24]. Interesting symbolism. The attempt to nail Jesus as if he were one more in the dying race of Adam, to be nailed to death, and that's the termination and the end of anything that he would offer man radically as salvation. Jesus could not be nailed on the cross any more than God's man could be nailed on the cross, and thus his theology was exemplified.

Do you remember, – just things like this to show you how much fun this work can be as well – part of the curse on Adam [Genesis 3:17 (B11), 18] was that thorns will be brought forth unto him. Did Jesus have to face Adam's thorns on that weekend? "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread…dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return" [Genesis 3:19]. The grave was the pressure of the dust he was to return to. There are many others showing the complete reversal of the Adam [curse]. It's as if the highest sense of mind on earth, which had relinquished its right to mind except by reflection, is turning everything right-side-up just as we do visually. That topic is far from being exhausted. In fact, what can exhaust an infinite reservoir? It's one thing about supply in the Bible. It's never consumed. Therefore, there are no consumers…

We're going to review the actual events of the Gethsemane experience and see some of the differences. What Jesus faced, what he was remedying, why he was there and see that we must, just for gratitude's sake alone, have a stake in that Gethsemane, pioneer work. But then we must take it beyond this. We must go and do likewise.

Matthew 26:30 “When they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives." A hymn sing [like at CedarS] before Gethsemane [– “the human yielding to the divine…” (SH 586:23)]. That shows the value Jesus places on such an uplifting of thought through the conjoining of music and words. The meaning that is often conveyed even more deeply to us when we have that unity of soul expressed by thought in that manner. …

Matthew 26:39 "Jesus then goes away about a stone's cast," further spiritual distance from his disciples, perhaps, and his prayer, the Gethsemane decision, "Saying, my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless" make no mistake where my commitment is, "not as I will." He told us that was his mission, not to do his own will but to do his Father's will. If Gethsemane had broken him, where would we be? "Not as I will, but as thou wilt." Is that Jesus overcoming the original sin of Adam?”
“The Gethsemane Decision,” By B. Cobbey Crisler**


GEM#3: Rejoice to expunge from your past, present and future mythical mistakes made in the Garden of Eden! The “woman with a crown (corona) of twelve stars” versus a great red dragon … with seven crowns upon his heads” (complete coronavirus in its head) –
See full, online GEM#3 for Cobbey Crisler on Genesis 3 (B8, B11) curses reversed (not rehearsed) in Rev. 12:


GEM#4: Find your dominion-man healing in a simple poem that debunks the fable of your dust-man origin! (attached as Download page for reprinting)

GENESIS 1 OR GENESIS 2
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

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#5: Ken Cooper shared a YouTube link for Adam – https://youtu.be/9EsT0z5zEaI.

For the words click on the links in the upper right of CedarS webpage under Downloads.

Daily inspiration from the lesson sermon can still be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ken.cooper.1481


GEM#6: Like Jesus, show your contempt for the DNA-dust man and wash off every trace of the dust man!
W. on Cobbey Crisler seeing the disciple’s question as a multiple choice exam for Jesus John 9:1-7 (B18)

[Cobbey,:]
“John 9:2. “who did sin?
(A) This fellow over here? or
(B) his parents?”
John 9:3. Jesus had that paper before him as in the examination room on that point many times before. “He says,
(C), none of the above… [Or as Warren proposes as another right multiple-choice test answer (D) DNA (Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (DNA) (the molecule that supposedly carries encoded genetic instructions) Does Not Apply!)]
[Cobbey continues his (C) answer of:] “None of the above. Neither hath this man sinned or his parents.”

What’s that saying about origin? Where is that man? His roots are not in parents or in some reincarnated experience…”
Notice what he does in John 9:6 and what it may remind you of. “He spat on the ground, made clay of the spittle.” That reminds you of man being made of the dust in the Second Chapter of Genesis Verse 6 and 7, doesn’t it? Would Jesus ever [by spitting show disgust or contempt for or] mock God if he considered that was the real way that creation occurred? Yet, it almost looks like a mockery of that. He’s taking on that concept of the man of dust. He’s spitting on that ground, into the dust, making clay of it, and slapping it on the eyes of the blind man.
John 9:7. The man goes to the pool of Siloam. He can’t see his way there. He’s got mud all over his face. He doesn’t go seeing. He comes seeing.” He comes only after he has washed off that symbolic making or formation of man out of the dust.
In a way, it might even give us a greater hint on what the true meaning of baptism is, the immersion in Spirit, nativity, and washing off every trace of the dust man.”
“Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


GEM#7: Be grateful that God’s time is NOW to reverse the curse and pour-out blessings!
Cobbey Crisler on
Malachi 3:10, 11, 12 (B19)
Malachi 3: Verse 10-11 The blessing that God promises in verse 10— to “pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it”— is God saying to the lie “it is enough”. The deluge is to show the infinite supply that is able to pour through you. [no blessing will be held back]

Verse 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, for he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.” This promises that God’s time is now; our grateful acknowledgement of that is essential.

Verse 12 “And all nations shall call you blessed” (praise you—creative ideas); for ye shall be a delightsome land” (empty of fear, inertia).
Comments from B. Cobbey Crisler as recorded in the margin of Warren Huff’s Bible


  • As Mary Baker Eddy observed in her day—and predicted for ours: “Millions of unprejudiced minds — simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert — are waiting and watching for rest and drink. Give them a cup of cold water in Christ's name, and never fear the consequences… In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks.” (Science and Health, p. 570:14)
  • And, due to recent social distancing requirements, many talks on Christian Science are taking place live on the web. It may be a perfect time to browse and share the smorgasbord of current talks offered online at https://www.christianscience.com/find-us/find-a-lecture
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