Sunday, April 10th, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

Let the Bible and the Christian Science textbook preach the gospel which heals the sick and enlightens the people’s sense of Christian Science. This ministry, reaching the physical, moral, and spiritual needs of humanity, will, in the name of Almighty God, speak the truth that to-day, as in olden time, is found able to heal both sin and disease.

— from Miscellany, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 147

Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death.

— from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 475

Discussion points

361 — WATCH that you realize that all there is to any error is what it claims, just as all there is to any so-called medical law is the belief that goes along with it. Disease has no substantiality nor permanence; mortal belief merely claims these. A relapse does not mean a return of disease, since there was none in the first place. Relapse is handled by knowing that the patient was never sick; just as healing, or what is mistakenly called healing, is convincing the patient that he was never sick.

Mrs. Eddy once gave Calvin Frye the following memorandum, “Pray God to help you to awake to the claims of error, and awake to the truth that destroys them. Whenever error would try to make sin, sickness, disease or death seem real, good overrules it and it makes them more unreal to us. Good reverses every evil argument and effort and brings out the opposite good.”

Whenever sickness appears, it is not matter that is sick, but matter claiming to be sick. It is the phenomenon of the body claiming to have a voice and to be talking. The proof of this is, that when this seeming voice is silenced so that the body is unable to tell you that it is sick, it is not sick. If a man has eczema, what difference does it make whether his mouth or his skin tells you the lie? It is still the claim of an intelligence in matter talking. The disease is only the skin telling you that it is diseased; it is not disease. It is mortal mind, not the skin, talking; so it can be silenced by Truth.

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: I John 5 : 14

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.”

“Faith-cure”, from Retrospection and Introspection by Mary Baker Eddy, page 54

The nature of the individual, more stubborn than the circumstance, will always be found arguing for itself, — its habits, tastes, and indulgences. This material nature strives to tip the beam against the spiritual nature; for the flesh strives against Spirit, — against whatever or whoever opposes evil, — and weighs mightily in the scale against man’s high destiny.

— from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 119

The testimony mentioned during the Roundtable about the designer from Hollywood can be found in, A Century of Christian Science Healing, 1966, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, page 191-192

Watch … Mrs. Eddy says all things are possible to God and it is He that worketh with us both to will and to do His own good pleasure. This is the rule for healing.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, the “Blue Book,” by Mary Baker Eddy, page 44

246 — WATCH lest, after you finish with a problem, there still remains in thought the remembrance of a claim of an opposite to good from which you have been saved. The belief that there ever was a claim — even a simple one — must be eliminated from thought root and branch, even as a memory. You must know you never had it, and that you were merely freed from the mesmerism that caused you to believe in the reality of that which had no existence, just as an insane man is delivered from his hallucinations.

After a claim has been met, you must know that in re- ality you never had it, since there never was a claim of mesmerism. Then and only then can you say you have closed the books on a problem. Once a patient called her practitioner to say she was healed of the sickness for which she was having help. She asked the practitioner if he should stop treatment. He replied, “Give me one more day in which to know you never had it!”

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

Forum posts — Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real? — April 10th, 2022

Article — “The Power of Prayer” from Mary Baker Eddy Her Spiritual Footsteps by Gilbert C. Carpenter, Sr.

“Fidelity”, from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 339

Article — “Body”, unabridged, Attributed to Mary Baker G. Eddy, copyrighted January 19th, 1886, available at the Congressional Library in Washington, D. C.

Article — “Songs in the Night”by Nell Flash

Book download Watches, Prayers, and Arguments, as given by Mary Baker Eddy, page 49

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