Sunday, May 29th, 2022 Roundtable

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Morning Prayers

It may be that the mortal life-battle still wages, and must continue till its involved errors are vanquished by victory-bringing Science; but this triumph will come! God is over all. He alone is our origin, aim, and being. The real man is not of the dust, nor is he ever created through the flesh; for his father and mother are the one Spirit, and his brethren are all the children of one parent, the eternal good.

— from Retrospection and Introspection by Mary Baker Eddy, page 22

Discussion points

376 — WATCH that you appreciate what the statement means, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Once a Scientist whose husband was not interested, had to let him be taken to a hospital in Boston because he had diabetes. Gangrene had set in, so the doctors decided to amputate his foot; but he rose up in rebellion, and said he would be d— if any doctor was going to cut him up! They had to let him come home and he had no further medical treatment; yet he completely recovered from this supposedly fatal illness. Even the decay in his flesh was healed. His wife declares that she gave him no treatment in Science, beyond the effort to keep her own thought poised in the Truth.

The Bible does not say, “Be a Christian Scientist and resist the devil.” It merely says, “Resist the devil…” Without a knowledge of Science this man resisted the devil, whereas most of us require understanding in order to be able to do so. The important point is that resistance, even when not based on Science, often causes the devil to flee from us. While it is not possible to gauge to what degree this man was benefited by his wife’s thought, the helpful point about his experience is, that it should cause us to feel that, if he could resist such a fearsome condition without a knowledge of Science, how much more should we be able to resist evil, knowing as we do the allness of God and the nothingness of error! If he could resist diabetes largely with the human will so that it fled away, why should we fear such a seemingly fatal physical condition, when we know how to resist from a scientific standpoint?

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter

GOLDEN TEXT: Ephesians 6 : 13

“Take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

First thing in the morning, “before your feet hit the floor”:

God is Mind. God is my mind. God is the only pure Mind.

God is Life. God is my life. God is the only Life.

— Plainfield Roundtable

Pamphlet — “Brain-Washing Psychopolitics”

A wise worker once said, “Be so instant in Truth that error is always too late.

Sermons and Articles by Doris White Evans, page 70

Hymns: from The Christian Science Hymnal, 1932 edition

Never absent from your post, never off guard, never ill-humored, never unready to work for God,—is obedience; being “faithful over a few things.

— from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 116

“The Nothingness of Nothing” from, The Christian Science Sentinel, April 23, 1921, by Frederick Dixon

Forum posts — Ancient and Modern Necromancy, Alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced — May 29th, 2022

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