5/16/99-Individualizing Spiritual Power

Notes and Citations from Sunday School, May 16, 1999
Individualizing Spiritual Power

Below are the references we used this morning. Remember that must never bring God down to our individual problem but spiritualize our individual thinking to conform with good, God. You are indispensable to God. Without you God is not expressed. Remember the doctrine of Christian Science (p304:9).

Doing unto others as we would have them DO unto us is the end result. Before that we must SPEAK about others as we would have them speak about us and before that we must THINK about others as we would have them think about us.

Phil 2:5
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

S&H 173:6
When the supposition, that Spirit is within what it creates and the potter is subject to the clay, is individualized, Truth is reduced to the level of error, and the sensible is required to be made manifest through the insensible.

S&H 335:2
The theory, that Spirit is distinct from matter but must pass through it, or into it, to be individualized, Spirit would reduce God to dependency on matter, and establish a basis for pantheism.

S&H 477:19-25
Question--What are body and Soul?
Answer.--Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love. Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not of Spirit in matter. Soul can never reflect anything inferior to Spirit.

S&H 513:17
Spirit diversifies, classifies, and individualizes all thoughts, which are as eternal as the Mind conceiving them; but the intelligence, existence, and continuity of all individuality remain in God, who is the divinely creative Principle thereof.

My 160:4
The heart that beats mostly for self is seldom alight with love. To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power; and this is Christian Science.

No 19:11-16
God is infinite. He is neither a limited mind nor a limited body. God is Love; and Love is Principle, not person. What the person of the infinite is, we know not; but we are gratefully and lovingly conscious of the fatherliness of this Supreme Being. God is individual, and man is His individualized idea.

Mis 103:12-15
In Science, form and individuality are never lost, thoughts are outlined, individualized ideas, which dwell forever in the divine Mind as tangible, true substance, because eternally conscious.

Un 64:6-20
To build the individual spiritual sense, conscious of only health, holiness, and heaven, on the foundations of an eternal Mind which is conscious of sickness, sin, and death, is a moral impossibility; for "other foundation can no man lay than that is laid." (1 Corinthians iii. 11.)
The nearer we approximate to such a Mind, even if it were (or could be) God, the more real those mind-pictures would become to us; until the hope of ever eluding their dread presence must yield to despair, and the haunting sense of evil forever accompany our being.

Mortals may climb the smooth glaciers, leap the dark fissures, scale the treacherous ice, and stand on the summit of Mont Blanc; but they can never turn back what Deity knoweth, nor escape from identification with what dwelleth in the eternal Mind.

S&H 497:24
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.

(Remember the six commands in the sixth tenet and also remember the comma!)

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