Sunday, April 24th, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

When we realize the allness of God, that He is Life, Truth, Love, omnipotent, omnipresent, infinite Principle, all will be accomplished.

O Love! Give me higher, holier, purer, self-abnegated motives and desires, and spiritual inspiration.

Pray God to take away my testimony of the lying senses, and increase my faith and spiritual sense.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 28, 30, 62

Discussion points

495 — WATCH that you remember the rule, “If you take error seriously, it will take you seriously, “using against you the very weapon you give it. Error is only a belief, and one receives from it exactly what he puts into it. Let us put into it the realization of its nothingness and the allness of good, as well as the conviction that there is nothing in us to respond to it, to believe in it or to fear it. Neither can we be made to forget or to neglect the necessity for standing up to it and meeting it under all circumstances.

Error cannot be serious unless you make it serious. So keep your grin ahead of your groan. Mrs. Eddy once said, “Some of you are taking life too seriously. A sense of humor is a saving grace.”

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: I Corinthians 15 : 26

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

Forum posts — Probation After Death — April 24th, 2022

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 from King James Bible

Instead of being bound for the grave we must know we are on the eternal road of Life, that has no sense of death.

from “Essays Ascribed to Mary Baker Eddy” in Essays and Other Footprints (the “Red Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 13

Sin veils God from men’s sight. Every sin darkens the witness to God in ourselves and bribes us to forget God. It becomes our interest, as we fancy, … to shut Him out of our thoughts. Adam’s impulse is to carry his guilty secret with him into hiding among the trees of the garden. … To veil God from our sight is fatal.

We imagine that to forget Him leaves us undisturbed in following aims disapproved by Him, and we spend effort to secure that false peace by fierce absorption in other pursuits, and impatient shaking off of all that might wake our sleeping consciousness of Him.

But what unconscious self-murder that is, which we take such pains to achieve! To know God is life eternal; to lose Him from our sight is to condemn all that is best in our nature, all that is most conducive to blessedness, tranquillity, and strenuousness in our lives, to languish and die. Every creature separated from God is cut off from the fountain of life, and loses the life it drew from the fountain, of whatever kind that life is. And that in man which is most of kin with God languishes most when so cut off. And when we have blocked Him out from our field of vision, all that remains for us to look at suffers degradation, and becomes phantasmal, poor, unworthy to detain, and impotent to satisfy, our hungry vision.

“The Veil Over All Nations” from MacLaren’s Expositions, Isaiah 25:7

“Wines on the lees well refined.” These we shall consider as symbolising the joys of the gospel. What are these? I can only speak of those which I have myself been permitted to sip at. One of the dearest joys of the Christian life is a sense of perfect peace with God. Oh, I tell you when one is quiet for awhile, and the din and noise of business is out of one’s ears, it is one of the most delicious things in all the world to meditate upon God, and to feel He is no enemy to me, and I am no enemy to Him. It is beyond comparison cheering, musingly to feel, I love him.

It is described as consisting of viands of the best, nay, of the best of the best. They are fat things, but they are also fat things full of marrow. Wines are provided of the most delicious and invigorating kind, wines on the lees, which retain their aroma, their strength, and their flavour; but these are most ancient and rare, having been so long kept that they have become well refined; by long standing they have purified, clarified themselves, and brought themselves to the highest degree of brightness and excellence. The best of the best God has provided in the gospel for the sons of men.

by Charles Spurgeon

Article — “There Is No Death” from A letter sent to Herbert Eustace from one of his students.

Book download — Essays and Other Footprints, (the “Red Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, Compiled by Richard F. Oakes (Shared during Roundtable)

Read and listen: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy

Book download — See “Chapter XX. The Millennium And The Final Judgment” from Revelation Interpreted, Revelation 20: 1-3, by Rev. G. A. Kratzer (Shared during Roundtable)

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” Thank God for that final verdict! We Christian Scientists, enlisted for the destruction of sin, sickness, and death, give sincere thanks that the day is nearer than when the apostle made this momentous statement, whereby we learn, that death is not of God, it is not a friend, it is not irrevocable; it is an enemy, and is to be destroyed. How soon that fact will be demonstrated fully, depends upon how soon we are ready. This is another momentous thought that we shall do well to ponder. “Divinity is always ready” (Science and Health, p. 458). His time is now. Yet how patiently He waits for us to know, for us to waken to our privilege as factors in this work. Truly, “a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

— from Christian Science Journal, September 1903, By Mary B. Easton by

Book download — Clear and Correct Teaching by Herbert W. Eustace

Final Readings

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