Book of Origin – Chapter 2
Chapter 2 – THE CREATION of ORGANIZED CHURCH a.k.a. the MATERIAL BODY
Mythological religious dogma has two basic themes:
There never was a primordial revolution, a big bang that split (divided) matter into a sub-atomic world of the matter nucleus (earth), and a sub-conscious (or unconscious) world of the mental psyche (sea). But because it is believed that there was a supposed translation of Spirit into matter means that a re-translation of matter back into Spirit is called for, hence the need for Jesus Christ and Mary Baker Eddy.
Mother Hood explains the matrix calculus, the true mother-son relationship. She translates the goddess myth and her divine son, which has appeared throughout history, back to God so that there is no idolatry of Christ Jesus or Mary Baker Eddy. The Virgin Mary, with her son Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy, with her son Christian Science are the spiritual counter-facts of the myth divine child and virgin goddess.
The virgin goddess has been depicted throughout history as having a crown of twelve-stars. She is even seen in many Tarot cards (often without a crown). St. John used this symbol of the virgin goddess to prophecy the one true woman God-crowned. He did not know her identity, but he knew because Mind told him, that she would come and she would be the holy mother of “another Comforter” that Jesus promised. This Truth is often hidden and obscured by ecclesiastical despotism (the red serpent-Adam brain).
My intent in this chapter is to explain the second creation as the illusion that is built up by religious ecclesiastical despotism. I feel that the Lord God (Jehovah) is really a religiously concocted idea about what God is, what God does, and whom God is. I believe that the first headman (Arch Priest or “the recorder”) came up with this second God, the Lord Jehovah, in order to help mankind recognize, uncover, and annihilate error. But this recognition has not taken place because most Christian faiths believe and are taught (by their Church heads) that the two creations are really one creation and not two accounts of creation. The two accounts of creation being melded into one account have impeded man’s spiritual progress! It was not until the woman came in the nineteenth century that a distinction between the two accounts was publicly written about in the book promised to mankind in Revelation 10. This book was called Science and Health. Mary Baker Glover (later to become Mary Baker Eddy) wrote “a little open book.” So, let us begin with her definition of the main God spoken of after Genesis 2:3 (where the first creation of spiritual ideas and the usage of “God” as Elohim ends).
“Lord God. Jehovah.
“This double term is not used in the first chapter of Genesis, the record of spiritual creation. It is introduced in the second and following chapters, when the spiritual sense of God and of infinity is disappearing from the recorder’s thought, — when the true scientific statements of the Scriptures become clouded through a physical sense of God as finite and corporeal. From this follow idolatry and mythology [a mist, or mystification], — belief in many gods [pantheism], or material intelligences [many brains], as the opposite of the one Spirit, or intelligence, named Elohim, or God [as in Genesis 1-2:3].”
First Tone of the First Period – Mind in the tone of Mind
Mind as Mind
Genesis ii. 6. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
This is the first time the word “but” is used in the Bible. BUT is an objection (a damned obstruction) to the Elohim spiritual creation found in Genesis 1-2:3. There went up an objection to the spiritual creation mentioned previously in Genesis 1-2:3 in the form of the mist. The mist is the watering down of spiritual creation by ecclesiastical despotism or the material organized church mindset of the man in charge of the church of Eden (known as the Garden of Eden) that watered or flooded the whole face (personal sense) of material nothingness. This type of error spreads across the earth like a plague.
Mind’s light, of Genesis 1, is a symbol of spiritual origin while the mist of Genesis 2 is a symbol for material origin. This mist turns the red dust into red clay or red mud – Adam. The mud is called adamah, hence, Adam is basically made out of itself (adamah), and this mortality is the matrix (mother) of itself, mortality.
The light of Mind, however, is the spiritual matrix system of God as Mother. Mary Baker Eddy’s middle name was Morse, and I think that her middle name points us to the Motherhood Matrix of God (Love). However, Morse does mean dark skinned, moor, marshland, sea pool, and marine. This name points to the waters of the sea that were separated from the waters of the sky (in Genesis 1). It is also of interest that The First Church of Christ Scientist was built in a marshland area. Mary eventually replaced Morse with her surname Baker.
The story of error
“The Science and truth of the divine creation have been presented in the verses already considered, and now the opposite error, a material view of creation, is to be set forth. The second chapter of Genesis contains a statement of this materialview of God and the universe, a statement which is the exact opposite of scientific truth as before recorded. The history of error or matter, if veritable, would set aside the omnipotence of Spirit; but it is the false history of contradistinction to the true.
The two records
“The Science of the first record proves the falsity of the second. If one is true, the other is false, for they are antagonistic. The first record assigns all might and government to God, and endows man out of God’s perfection and power. The second record chronicles man as mutable and mortal, — as having broken away from Deity and as revolving in an orbit of his own. Existence, separate from divinity, Science explains as impossible.
“This second record unmistakably gives the history of error in its externalized forms, called life and intelligence in matter. It records pantheism, opposed to the supremacy of divine Spirit; but this state of things is declared to be temporary and this man to be mortal, — dust returning to dust.
“In this erroneous theory, matter takes the place of Spirit. Matter is represented as the life-giving principle of the earth. Spirit is represented as entering matter in order to create man. God’s glowing denunciations of man when not found in His image, the likeness of Spirit, convince reason and coincide with revelation in declaring this material creation false.
“This latter part of the second chapter of Genesis, which portrays Spirit as supposedly cooperating with matter in constructing the universe, is based on some hypothesis of error, for the Scripture just preceding declares God’s work to be finished. Does Life, Truth, and Love produce death, error, and hatred? Does the creator condemn His own creation? Does the unerring Principle of divine law change or repent? It cannot be so. Yet one might so judge from an unintelligent perusal of the Scriptural account now under comment.”
So how would these errors begin to take over? It would have to be through a religious theology based upon mystification and myth.
Mist or false claim
“Because of its false basis, the mist of obscurity evolved by error deepens the false claim, and finally declares that God knows error and that error can improve His creation. Although presenting the exact opposite of Truth, the lie claims to be truth. [Mind as Spirit] The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false. In error everything comes from beneath, not from above. All is material myth, instead of the reflection of Spirit.”
Mind as Soul – Distinct documents
“It may be worth while here to remark that, according to the best scholars, there are clear evidences of two distinct documents in the early part of the book of Genesis. One is called the Elohistic, because the Supreme Being is therein called Elohim. The other document is called the Jehovistic, because Deity therein is always called Jehovah, — or Lord God, as our common version translates it.
Jehovah and Elohim
“Throughout the first chapter of Genesis and in three verses of the second, — in what we understand to be the spiritually scientific account of creation, — it is Elohim (God) who creates. From the fourth verse of chapter two to chapter five, the creator is called Jehovah, or the Lord. The different accounts [the two names also] become more and more closely intertwined to the end of chapter twelve, after which the distinction is not definitely traceable. In the historic parts of the Old Testament, it is usually Jehovah, peculiarly the divine sovereign of the Hebrew people, who is referred to.”
After working with the book of Genesis I do notice that sometimes God is referred to as God in one verse and a few verses later He is the Lord. I feel that when God is used we can take it as being the one true God of Elohim. This being said, could not the Document about Jehovah be based upon the Hebrew religion, or their answer as to how mortal man came into existence? While the Document with Elohim, that is thought to have been written after the Jehovah Document, was the spiritually minded interpretation of man’s true creation as the reflection of Spirit, the idea of Mind?
Gods of the heathen
“The idolatry which followed this material mythology [of Jehovah] is seen in the Phoenician worship of Baal, in the Moabitish god Chemosh, in the Moloch of the Amorites, in the Hindoo Vishnu, in the Greek Aphrodite, and in the thousand other so-called deities.
Jehovah a tribal deity
“It was also found among the Israelites, who constantly went after ‘strange gods.’ They called the Supreme Being by the national name of Jehovah. In that name of Jehovah, the true idea of God seems almost lost. God becomes ‘a man of war,’ a tribal god to be worshipped, rather than Love, the divine Principle to be lived and loved.”
Notice that Mary Baker Eddy says, “rather than Love, the divine Principle to be lived and loved.” This is a clue as to what she does with Jehovah at the end of her sixteenth chapter “The Apocalypse.” She scientifically translates the “tribal god to be worshipped” into love with the 23rd Psalm. I feel this could be why she uses the small caps every time that she speaks of love in this Psalm, because when you see Lord in Genesis it is always with small caps.
“Adam. Error; a falsity; the belief in ‘original sin,’ sickness, and death; evil; the opposite of good—of God and His creation; a curse; a belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality; ‘dust to dust,’ red sandstone; nothingness; the first god of mythology;…” Let me stop here for now and take a look at these words. Adam is the first god of mythology! Does this mean that Adam actually is Jehovah? To continue, “…not God’s man, who represents the one God and is His own image and likeness [as spoken of in Genesis 1]; the opposite of Spirit and His creations; that which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit; a so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making ‘gods many and lords many’ (I Corinthians viii. 5); a product of nothing as the mimicry of something; an unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation; a so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit; an inverted image of Spirit; the image and likeness of what God has not created, namely, matter, sin, sickness, and death; the opposer of Truth, termed error; Life’s counterfeit, which ultimates in death; the opposite of Love, called hate; the usurper of Spirit’s creation, called self-creative matter; immortality’s opposite, mortality; that of which wisdom saith, ‘Thou shalt surely die.’
“The name Adam represents the false supposition that Life is not eternal, but has beginning and end; that the infinite enters the finite, that intelligence passes into non-intelligence, and that Soul dwells in material sense; that immortal Mind results in matter, and matter in mortal mind; that the one God and creator entered what He created, and then disappeared in the atheism of matter.” Atheism is a belief that there is no Spirit-God; so mortal mind (Adam) believes that there is no God of Spirit.
Spirit as Mind
Genesis ii. 7. And the Lord God [Adam’s god Jehovah] formed [mortal] man of the dust [nothingness] of the ground [again, nothingness], and breathed into his nostrils [two holes in the head] the breath of [mortal] life, and man became a living soul [man comes to believe that Soul is sense and that it resides within himself instead of understanding that he reflects Soul].
“Did the divine and infinite Principle become a finite deity, that He should now be called Jehovah? With a single command, Mind had made man, both male and female. How then could a material organization become the basis of man? How could the non-intelligent become the medium of Mind, and the error be the enunciator of Truth? Matter is not the reflection of Spirit, yet God is reflected in all His creation. Is this addition to His creation real or unreal? Is it the truth, or is it a lie concerning man and God?
“It must be a lie, for God presently curses the ground. Could Spirit evolve its opposite, matter, and give matter ability to sin and suffer? Is Spirit, God, injected into dust, and eventually ejected at the demand of matter? Does Spirit enter dust, and lose therein the divine nature and omnipotence? Does Mind, God, enter matter to become there a mortal sinner, animated by the breath of God? In this narrative, the validity of matter is opposed, not the validity of Spirit or Spirit’s creations. Man reflects God, mankind represents the Adamic race, and is a human, not a divine, creation.
Definitions of man
“The following are some of the equivalents of the term man in different languages. In the Saxon, mankind, a woman, any one; in the Welsh, that which rises up, — the primary sense being image, form; in the Hebrew, image, similitude; in the Icelandic, mind. The following translation is from the Icelandic: —
“And God said, Let us make man after our mind and our likeness; and God shaped man after His mind; after God’s mind shaped He him; and He shaped them male and female.
No baneful creation
“In the Gospel of John, it is declared that all things were made through the word of God, ‘and without Him (the logos or word) was not anything made that was made.’ Everything good or worthy, God made. Whatever is valueless or baneful, He did not make, — hence its unreality. In the Science of Genesis we read that He saw everything which He had made, ‘and, behold, it was very good.’ The corporeal senses declare otherwise; and if we give the same heed to the history of error as to the records of truth, the Scriptural record of sin and death favors the false conclusion of the material senses. Sin, sickness, and death must be deemed as devoid of reality as they are of good, God.”
Genesis 2:8 – And the Lord God [Jehovah] planted [in thought] a garden [a church-body] eastward [toward the Christ] in Eden [mortal, material body; church]; and there he put the [mortal] man whom he had formed.
Spirit as Spirit
Genesis 2:9 – And out of the ground made the Lord God [Jehovah] to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden [church body], and the tree of knowledge [physical science] of good and evil. (infuses added)
The Golden Candlestick (representing the tree of life) is placed in the Inner Court of the Holy Tabernacle/Temple. The tree of life is also placed in the midst (center hub of activity) in the Holy City of Revelation’s seventh vision. This Kingdom of God is said to be within generic man (each individual man), or within man’s consciousness.
Contradicting first creation
“The previous and more scientific record of creation declares that God made ‘every plant of the field before it was in the earth.’ This opposite declaration, this statement that life issues from matter, contradicts the teaching of the first chapter, —namely, that all Life is God. Belief is less than understanding. [Spirit as Soul] Belief involves theories of material hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell, termed the five senses. The appetites and passions, sin, sickness, and death, follow in the train of this error of a belief in intelligent matter.
Record of error
“The first mention of evil is in the legendary Scriptural text in the second chapter of Genesis. God pronounced good all that He created, and the Scriptures declare that He created all. The ‘tree of life’ stands for the idea of Truth, and the sword which guards it is the type of divine Science. The ‘tree of knowledge’ stands for the erroneous doctrine that the knowledge of evil is as real, hence as God-bestowed, as the knowledge of good. Was evil instituted through God, Love? Did He create this fruit-bearer of sin in contradiction of the first creation? This second biblical account is a picture of error throughout.”
Was evil instituted as a materially organized church through God, Love? The following few verses speak Truth about God’s true Church.
An Interlude with the divine calculus
Genesis 2:10 – And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads.
“River. Channel of thought.
“When smooth and unobstructed [by A-dam], it typifies the course of Truth; but muddy [like Adam], foaming and dashing, it is a type of error.”
I feel that the river represents four spiritual types of periodicals that are published by The First Church. These four “rivers” represent the divine calculus. They are meant to help the church congregation to grow spiritually. The parting into four heads represents the divine calculus of four directors for the Word (lion), the Christ (bull or ox), Christianity (face of a man), and divine Science (flying eagle).
The Word – the Twelve Stars
Genesis 2:11 – The name of the first is Pison [The Journal]: That is it which compasseth [encircles] the whole land of Havilah [Christian Science], where there is gold [divinity];
“Pison (river). The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality.” (S&H 593:1)
The Journal would be symbolic of the twelve stars of the woman’s crown in that the periodical is published every month of the year.
Genesis 2:12 – And the gold [divinity] of that land [in the U.S. of A. or La Merica] is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
The Christ – Womanhood’s divine calculus for the thirteen nations
Genesis 2:13 – And the name of the second river is Gihon [the Sentinel]: the same is it that compasseth [encircles] the whole land of Ethiopia [darkness/matter].
“Gihon (river). The rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially.” (S&H 587:3)
This woman must be Womanhood, specifically Mary Baker Eddy being recognized as the second coming of Christ. Her rights must be acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially! The Sentinel is publish every week, so there are fifty-two issues per year. Four (the divine calculus) times thirteen (for the wholeness of Israel’s nations) equals fifty-two. This periodical compasses the whole year round as it is sent out to the carnally minded man. But where are the two Betyl stones today? They are missing from the cover of the Sentinel.
Christianity – the twelve foundation stones of metaphysics
Genesis 2:14 – And the name of the third river is Hiddekel [Der Herald]: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria…
“Hiddekel (river). Divine Science [is] understood and acknowledged.” (S&H 588:5)
The Christian body flows in the same direction as the Christ head (leader). Der Herald also has twelve publications per year, for it is basically The Journal published in German. Assyria represents the mental intellect in man, hence, the modern day Assyria was Germany in the early 1900s. It was the German physicist’s intellect that the river of Der Herald could run through, like Albert Einstein.
divine Science – the city foursquare without walls of limitation and boundaries
…And the fourth river is Euphrates [The Christian Science Monitor, a daily newspaper].
“Euphrates (river). Divine Science encompassing the universe and man [on a daily basis]; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness. The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity.” (S&H 585:16)
It is of most importance that “metaphysics [the Mind of the Christ Scientist]” takes “the place of physics [the human intellectual mind].” When this is done then the glory comes. How many Christians accept this?
It is most unfortunate that The Christian Science Monitor has become a RED newspaper. By red I mean communistic (“International”). And because it has become muddied (lack of spiritual teachings has made the river run dry where the enemies can cross it and enter into the Holy City) by Adamic thought that it has fallen into the red (is going bankrupt). It is the walls of limitation and its binding laws, that come from the Boston hierarchy (The First Church of Christ Scientist is supposed to be the Church built upon the rock [Peter]). It is the Smotherhood attitude that comes forth from the five Board of Directors which has kept the universe and man from being encompassed by divine Science.
The following came to me when I read Genesis 2:15.
Peter [who could be a dick?], Peter [the] pumpkin eater [cultivated matter being mentally digested]
Had a wife [church] and could not keep her [could not control her every Movement]
Put her in a pumpkin shell [a material body governed by ecclesiastical despotism]
And there he kept [imprisoned and controlled] her very well!
Soul as Mind
Genesis ii. 15. And the Lord God [Jehovah] took the man, and put him into the garden [body, church] of Eden to dress [decorate] it and to keep it [as a wife].
Garden of Eden
“The name Eden, according to Cruden, means pleasure, delight. In the text Eden stands for the mortal, material body. God could not put Mind into matter nor infinite Spirit into finite form to dress it and keep it, — to make it beautiful or to cause it to live and grow. Man is God’s reflection, needing no cultivation, but ever beautiful and complete.”
Could it be then, that Eden (Adam’s corporeal body) represents Adam’s (Peter pumpkin eater’s) Eve (wife) – Adam’s false identification of God’s divine Womanhood?
Soul as Spirit
Genesis ii.16, 17. And the Lord God [Jehovah] commanded man saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
No temptation from God
“Here the metaphor represents God, Love, as tempting man, but the Apostle James says: ‘God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man.’ It is true that a knowledge of evil would make man mortal. It is plain also that material perception, gathered from the corporeal senses, constitutes evil and mortal knowledge. But is it true that God, good, made ‘the tree of life’ to be the tree of death to His own creation? Has evil the reality of good? Evil is unreal because it is a lie, — false in every statement.”
To me Mary Baker Eddy is making the statement that the tree of life is actually mistaken (by Adam brain) to be the tree of death (both are found to be in the center of the Garden). What if the tree of death (knowledge of good and evil) is really the tree of life, then would not the Science of the tree of life become misunderstood (by Adam brain) and then become manifested as physical science (God mist-understood)?
Jehovah commands Adam, which turns out to be a temptation for Adam, telling him that he can eat of every tree of the garden, he can commune within the church and freely eat or mentally digest all fruitage accept that from the tree of knowledge, which is physical science. He is not to mentally digest physical science or he will surely die – loose his trust in God-Elohim and loose his spiritual identity as the Christ Son of God.
Genesis 2:18 – And the Lord God [Jehovah] said It is not good that the man should be alone [all one with Elohim]; I will make him an help meet [a church mediator] for him.
Soul as Soul
Genesis ii. 19. And out of the ground the Lord God [Jehovah] formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; [Soul as Principle] and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them [how will mortal mind identify mortal ideas?]: and whatsoever, Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
This is the first time the man is called Adam. One definition of Adam actually means “man.” Can man, or Adam (mortal mind) actually take away Elohim’s job of identification?
Soul as Soul – Creation’s counterfeit
“Here the lie represents God as repeating creation, but doing so materially, not spiritually, and asking a prospective sinner to help Him. Is the Supreme Being retrograding, and is man giving up his dignity? Was it requisite for the formation of man that dust should become sentient, when all being is the reflection of the eternal Mind, and the record declares that God has already created man, both male and female? [Soul as Principle] That Adam gave the name and nature of animals, is solely mythological and material. [Soul as Life] It cannot be true that man was ordered to create man anew in partnership with God; this supposition was a dream, a myth.”
Genesis 2:20 – And Adam[ed man] gave names [false identities] to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air; and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet [a church mediator] for him.
What this probably really means is that Adam falsely identifies himself with animal instincts, emotions, and appetites.
Second Tone of the First Period – Mind in the tone of Spirit
In this Second Tone of the First Period the mist of mortal mind becomes the material deep sleep. This section describes the nature and constitution of a material source, and the way it operates. Error tries to suck us back into myth. “Mind, God is found the source and origin of all real consciousness, from which man ceaselessly emanates and to which he ceaselessly returns.”
Mary Baker Eddy warns us, “Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep [the unconscious level of human thought] or when awake [the conscious level of human thought].”
Principle as Mind
Genesis ii. 21, 22. And the Lord God [Jehovah] caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept [and he never woke up]: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; [Principle as Spirit] and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
If Adam is really Jehovah then Adam places himself in a self-hypnotic trance and falls asleep! This falling asleep is all there is to “the Fall” that biblical Christians speak of all the time. The Scriptures never even mention or say that Adam WAKES UP!
Jehovah steals from his own creation, hence this missing rib adds to Adam’s own imperfection. Notice that like Adam was first, only called man, that the rib is first, only called woman. It is later on in chapter 3 when Adam (not the Christ man) falsely identifies Womanhood (divinity) as Eve, the mother of all material personas.
Principle – Hypnotic surgery
“Here falsity, error, credits Truth, God, with inducing a sleep or hypnotic state in Adam in order to perform a surgical operation on him and thereby create woman. This is the first record of magnetism. Beginning creation with darkness instead of light, — materially rather than spiritually, — error now simulates the work of Truth, mocking Love and declaring what great things error has done. Beholding the creations of his own dream and calling them real and God-given, Adam — alias error — gives them names. Afterwards he is supposed to become the basis of the creation of woman and of his own kind, calling them mankind, — that is, a kind of man.”
Principle as Spirit – Mental midwifery
“But according to this narrative, surgery was first performed mentally and without instruments; and this may be a useful hint to the medical faculty. Later in human history, when the forbidden fruit was bringing forth fruit of its own kind, there came a suggestion of change in the modus operandi, — that man should be born of woman,not woman again taken from man. It came about, also, that instruments were needed to assist the birth of mortals. [Principle as Soul] The first system of suggestive obstetrics has changed. Another change will come as to the nature and origin of man, and this revelation will destroy the dream of existence, reinstate reality, usher in Science and the glorious fact of creation, that both man and woman proceed from God and are His eternal children, belonging to no lesser parent.”
It is also important to mention that the midwife (mediator of the Church) in Revelation 12 is the red dragon. This red dragon is really the dragging on of ecclesiastical despotic material organization. Could I even go so far as to say that the “instruments” of the midwife happens to be a Church Manual, a tool of the hand, being misused by church heads [church Adams]?
The fact that the rib is taken out of man hints to the breaking of the Ark Covenant. This breach can only take place in belief. Man believes he loses his womanhood (divinity) and is now outside of himself, out there somewhere, or up there in heaven, whatever, it is in man’s objective thought. So this Adam man will try to reunite with his divinity (via sex) but the true way is through identifying himself with God and His universe.
Genesis 2:23 – And Adam[ed] said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh [I am the source for the creation of this Womanhood, not the Lord]: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of [a damned] Man.
Both Woman and Man are capitalized in this verse. Is Adam correctly identifying the Woman here? No, he makes his first mistake (mist take, myth-take, or miss take) in believing that his divinity (the Woman) has become separated from his own self which he calls Man. However this identity of the Woman is clearer than when he names her Eve.
Genesis 2:24 – Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave [cut (Cain)] unto his wife [have sex]: and they shall be one flesh [but only while having sexual intercourse].
Who is Adam’s father and mother? Is it Life and Love? Is it Father-Mother God? Or did Adam have material parents? If he did, who were they? If he did have parents, other than Jehovah, it contradicts the whole account of Adam being created by Jehovah. If his father and mother refer to Jehovah then would not marriage to a woman be an evil thing (because it would separate man from God)? What is the point of this verse? It must be a rule, or creed, made by the church, or the religion of Adam.
Mind [Father] as Spirit [Mother] is the real parent of man.
Genesis 2:25 – And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Adam and the woman are clothed in a material body, to be precise the same exact body. Is he (are they) not ashamed because he does (they do) not know what his (their) nakedness means yet? Or does the shame only come to him (them) later on through ecclesiastical despotism of the church?
Principle as Principle
Genesis 3:1 – Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God [Jehovah] had made…
I call the serpent a copper headed serpent because he is of Adam (the red man) and copper is a very good conductor for electricity. Adam-Jehovah created the red Adam serpent. This serpent is generic evil and is the same red dragon in Revelation. This red dragon has two beasts, one of the earth (conscious error when awake) and one of the sea (unconscious error when asleep). It is important to note that the beast of the earth pretends to be the Lamb of God! Adam relates to the beast of the earth while Eve (the woman being falsely identified by mortal mind) relates to the beast of the sea. The sea is mother to all that lives and Eve has the same definition. The spiritual translation of the woman, “mother of us all,” really is the bridal city in Revelation 21 where there is “no more sea.”
“Subtle” gives us the sense of being buried under the ground (buried beneath nothingness). What is buried beneath the ground of Adam if not his five physical senses or his nervous system that is coiled around the tree trunk-spinal column?
…And he [the red serpent of sense testimony] said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat [mentally digest] of every tree of the garden [church body]?
What this really is telling us is that we are not supposed to mentally believe the five physical sense testimonials spoken in the body (church).
Principle as Life
Genesis 3:2, 3 – And the woman said unto the serpent [nervous system], We may eat of [mentally digest] the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden [the backbone and nervous system are in the center of the body], hath God said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch [mentally take cognizance of] it, lest ye die [loose your spiritual awareness].
Principle as Principle – Mythical serpent
“Whence comes a talking, lying serpent to tempt the children of divine Love? The serpent enters into the metaphor only as evil. We have nothing in the animal kingdom which represents the species described, — a talking serpent, —and should rejoice that evil, by whatever figure presented, contradicts itself and has neither origin nor support in Truth and good. Seeing this, we should have faith to fight all claims of evil, because we know that they are worthless and unreal.”
And if this serpent is the nervous system of the physical body, then it is simple to see that it is of matter, not Spirit, and no matter what it says to us, via its electrical signals to the brain of Adam, it is nothing but a lie (and the father of that lie).
Principle as Life – Error or Adam
“Adam, the synonym for error, stands for a belief of material mind. He begins his reign over man somewhat mildly, but he increases in falsehood and his days become shorter. In this development, the immortal, spiritual law of Truth is made manifest as forever opposed to mortal, material sense.
“In divine Science, man is sustained by God, the divine Principle of being. The earth, at God’s command, brings forth food for man’s use. Knowing this, Jesus once said, ‘Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,’ — presuming not on the prerogative of his creator, but recognizing God, the Father and Mother of all, as able to feed and clothe man as He doth the lilies.”
Life as Mind
Genesis iii. 4, 5. And the [red] serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die [be separated from your spiritual nature]. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof [take cognizance of matter], then your eyes shall be opened [you will have material sight], and ye shall be as gods [having your own mind (having brain power)], knowing [the science of] good [Spirit] and evil [matter].
“This myth represents error as always asserting its superiority over truth, giving the lie to divine Science [Womanhood] and saying, through the material senses: ‘I can open your eyes. I can do what God has not done for you. Bow down to me and have another god. Only admit that I am real, that sin and sense are more pleasant to the eyes than spiritual Life, more to be desired than Truth, and I shall know you, and you will be mine.’ Thus Spirit and flesh war.
“The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real. First, this narrative supposes that something springs from nothing, that matter precedes mind. Second, it supposes that mind enters matter, and matter becomes living, substantial, and intelligent. The order of this allegory — the belief that everything springs from dust instead of from Deity — has been maintained in all the subsequent forms of belief. This is the error, — that mortal man starts materially, that non-intelligence becomes intelligence; that mind and soul are both right and wrong.
“It is well that the upper portions of the brain represent the higher moral sentiments, as if hope were ever prophesying thus: The human mind will sometime rise above all material and physical sense, exchanging it for spiritual perception, and exchanging human concepts for the divine consciousness. Then man will recognize his God-given dominion and being.
“If, in the beginning, man’s body originated in non-intelligent dust, and mind was afterwards put into body by the creator, why is not this divine order still maintained by God in perpetuating the species? Who will say that minerals, vegetables, and animals have a propagating property of their own? Who dares to say either that God is in matter or that matter exists without God? Has man sought out other creative inventions, and so changed the method of his Maker?”
Life as Spirit
“Which institutes Life, — matter or Mind? Does Life begin with Mind or with matter? Is Life sustained by matter or by Spirit? Certainly not by both, since flesh wars against Spirit and the corporeal senses can take no cognizance of Spirit. The mythologic theory of material life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness of God and having dominion over all the earth. Did God at first create one man unaided, — that is, Adam, — but afterwards require the union of the two sexes in order to create the rest of the human family? No! God makes and governs all.
Life as Soul – Progeny cursed
“All human knowledge and material sense must be gained from the five corporeal senses. Is this knowledge safe, when eating its first fruits brought death? ‘In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die,’ was the prediction in the story under consideration. [Life as Principle] Adam and his progeny were cursed, not blessed, and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.”
Genesis 3:6 – And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
To make one wise is to be educated like the serpent was. So she took the fruit and mentally digested the physical science of it. Adam, the husband, was there the whole time the serpent spoke to the woman because they are really all one. It is only hypnotic suggestion that Adam’s Womanhood was separated from him. So he actually ate at the same exact moment that the woman ate.
Genesis 3:7 – And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
The eyes refer to the testimony of physical knowledge, and their mind’s eye was opened at the exact same moment, and they knew that they were clothed in a material body that happened to have no clothes on it. But where did this idea come from that they needed clothes at all? The nakedness left them mentally unprotected against the material elements their eyes had opened up to them. So to hide their bare bodies and to protect themselves they took the fig leaves, the pages of Salvation = Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and sewed these leaves together to make themselves working apparel.
Genesis 3:8 – And they heard the voice of the Lord God [Jehovah] walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
Adam, the serpent, and the woman heard the voice of God within their own conscious thought and Adam, the brain, and his wife, the church body, camouflaged themselves to hide from the presence of Jehovah. They hid within the matrixes (the tree’s pattern) of the body’s spiral DNA (the garden).
Truth as Mind
Genesis iii 9, 10. And the Lord God [Jehovah] called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard [spiritually discerned] thy voice in the garden [physical body for the first time], and I was afraid, because I was naked [clothed in a material body], and I hid myself.
Shame the effect of sin
“Knowledge and pleasure, evolved through material sense, produced the immediate fruits of fear and shame. Ashamed before Truth, error shrank abashed from the divine voice calling out to the corporeal senses. Its summons may be thus paraphrased: ‘Where art thou, man? Is Mind in matter? Is Mind capable of error as well as of truth, of evil as well as of good, when God is All and He is Mind and there is but one God, hence one Mind?’
Fear comes of error
“Fear was the first manifestation of the error of material sense. Thus error began and will end the dream of matter. In the allegory the body had been naked, and Adam knew it not; but now error demands that mind shall see and feel through matter, the five senses. The first impression material man had of himself was one of nakedness and shame. Had he lost man’s rich inheritance and God’s behest, dominion over all the earth? No! This had never been bestowed on Adam.”
Genesis iii 11, 12. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked [a material persona]? Hast thou eaten [mentally digested the physical science] of the tree [of knowledge], where of I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat [not believe the lies of it]? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree [of knowledge of good and evil], and I did eat [mentally digest its teachings].
And Adam said, “It was her hand that placed the food into my mouth, it was her teeth that chewed it, it was her throat that did the swallowing, it was her stomach that broke down the matrix structure of the physical science! I am, after all, as Billy Joel would sing, ‘An innocent man!’”
The beguiling first lie
“Here there is an attempt to trace all human errors directly [when Adam blames God] or indirectly [when Adam blames the woman] to God, or good, as if He were the creator of evil. The allegory shows that the snake-talker utters the first voluble lie, which beguiles the woman and demoralizes the man. Adam, alias mortal error, charged God and woman with his own dereliction, saying, ‘The woman, whom Thou gavest me, is responsible.’ According to this belief, the rib taken from Adam’s side has grown into an evil mind, named woman, who aids man to make sinners more rapidly than he can alone. Is this an help meet for man?
“Materiality, so obnoxious to God, is already found in the rapid deterioration of the bone and flesh which came from Adam to form Eve. The belief in material life and intelligence is growing worse at every step, but error has its suppositional day and multiplies until the end thereof.”
Truth as Spirit – False womanhood
“Truth, cross-questioning man as to his knowledge of error, finds woman the first to confess her fault. She says, ‘The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat;’ as much as to say in meek penitence, ‘Neither man nor God shall father my fault.’ She has already learned that corporeal sense is the serpent. Hence she is first to abandon the belief in the material origin of man and to discern spiritual creation. This hereafter enabled woman to be the mother of Jesus and to behold at the sepulchre the risen Saviour, who was soon to manifest the deathless man of God’s creating. This enabled woman to be the first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.”
Genesis 3:13 – And the Lord God [Jehovah] said unto the [church body] woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent [nervous system] beguiled me [fooled me], and I did eat [I mentally digested its lies].
Genesis iii.14, 15. And the Lord God [Jehovah] said unto the serpent [nervous system], Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field, upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust [nothingness] shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee [carnal mind] and the woman [divine Science], and between thy seed [mortal thoughts] and her [remnant] seed [spiritual ideas]; it shall bruise thy head [which is Adam], and thou [serpent] shalt bruise [impede] his [man’s] heel [spiritual progress of the woman].
Spirit and flesh
“This prophecy has been fulfilled. The Son of the Virgin-mother unfolded the remedy for Adam, or error, and the Apostle Paul explains this warfare between the idea of divine power, which Jesus presented, and mythological material intelligence called energy and opposed to Spirit.
“Paul says in his epistle to the Romans: ‘The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the spirit of God dwell in you.’
Bruising sin’s head
“There will be greater mental opposition to the spiritual, scientific meaning of the Scriptures than there has ever been since the Christian era began. The serpent, material sense, will bite the heel of the woman, — will struggle to destroy the spiritual idea of Love; and the woman, this idea, will bruise the head of lust. The spiritual idea has given the understanding a foothold in Christian Science. The [remnant] seed of Truth [spiritual ideas] and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, — yea, the seed of Spirit [spiritual ideas] and the seed of matter, — are the wheat and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned, the other to be garnered into heavenly places.”
Genesis iii. 16. Unto the woman [God-crown] he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow [travail] and thy [spiritual] conception; in sorrow [travail] thou shalt bring forth children [spiritual ideas]; and thy desire shall be to thy husband [the Christ bridegroom], and he shall rule [govern with Principle] over thee [the Church of Truth and Love].
“Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence. It dooms idolatry. A belief in other gods, other creators, and other creations must go down before Christian Science. It unveils the results of sin as shown in sickness and death. When will man pass through the open [Star]gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men? Truth is indeed ‘the way.’”
The Stargate of Christian Science is the matrix structure in Window of the Open Book – the stained glass window in The First Church on the southern wall.
Truth as Soul
Genesis iii. 17-19. And unto Adam [mortal mind] he said, Because thou hearkened unto the voice of thy wife [material body’s senses], and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground [nothingness] for thy sake; in sorrow [travail] shalt thou eat of it [nothingness, like the serpent] all the days of thy [corporeal] life; Thorns also and thistles [nothingness of substance] shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field [you will swallow and believe in the lies of material medica practice]; In the sweat [anxiety or mental or emotional distress] of thy face [corporeal identity] shalt thou eat bread [have sex with a woman], till thou return unto the ground [nothingness]; for out of it wast thou taken for dust [nothingness] thou art, and unto dust [nothingness] shalt thou return.
Matter is nothing and comes from nothing, hence its return to nothingness is the way of mortal mindedness, the opposite of the Christ coming from the Father and going to the Father – our coming and going through the Stargate.
New earth and no more sea
“In the first chapter of Genesis we read: ‘And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas.’ In the Apocalypse it is written: ‘And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.’ In St. John’s vision, heaven andearth stand for spiritual ideas, and the sea, as a symbol of tempest-tossed human concepts advancing and receding, is represented as having passed away. The divine understanding reigns, is all, and there is no other consciousness.
The fall of error
“The way of error is awful to contemplate. The illusion of sin is without hope or God. If man’s spiritual gravitation and attraction to one Father, in whom we ‘live, and move, and have our being,’ should be lost, and if man should be governed by corporeality instead of divine Principle, by body instead of by Soul, man would be annihilated. Created by flesh [via sex, sex, sex] instead of by Spirit, starting from matter instead of from God, mortal man would be governed by himself. The blind leading the blind, both would fall [which is the belief behind Adam man’s sin].
“Passions and appetites must end in pain. They are ‘of few days, and full of trouble.’ Their supposed joys are cheats. Their narrow limits belittle their gratifications, and hedge about their achievements with thorns.
“Mortal mind accepts the erroneous, material conception of life and joy, but the true idea is gained from the immortal side. Through toil, struggle, and sorrow, what do mortals attain? They give up their belief in perishable life and happiness; the mortal and material return to dust, and the immortal is reached.”
Genesis 3:20 – And Adam [mortal man] called his wife [carnal body-church]’s name Eve [for Womanhood is now falsely identified]; because she was the mother [creating cause] of all living [hell in mortal man’s experience].
Genesis 3:21 – Unto Adam [mortal mind] also and to his wife [mortal body] did the Lord God [the Arch Priest of the Church] make coats of skins [seven seals of error], and clothed them [in erring mortal sense],
These seven seals of error are mortal mind, matter, physical sense, physical laws, death, error, and hate.
Truth as Principle
Genesis iii. 22-24. And the Lord God [the Arch Priest of the Church] said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good [Spirit] and evil [matter]: and now, lest he put forth his hand [power of dominion as the man in the Sixth Day of Truth of Genesis’ first chapter], and take also of the tree of life [Salvation = Science and Health Key to the Scriptures], and eat [mentally digest divine Science], and live for ever [as the spiritual man should]: Therefore the Lord God sent him [Adam only, but because Adam is not separated from Eve or the serpent they go too] forth [into] from the garden of Eden [physical body], to till the ground [nothingness] from whence he was taken [supposedly created from red mud]. So he drove [directed] out the [mortal] man; and he placed at the [Christ entrance] east of the garden of Eden Cherubims [angel guardians], and a flaming sword [of Truth] which turned everyway [with the divine calculus], to keep the way of the tree of life [from getting into the hands of mortal minded man].
Justice and recompense
“A knowledge of evil was never the essence of divinity or manhood. In the first chapter of Genesis, evil has no local habitation nor name. Creation is there represented as spiritual, entire, and good. ‘Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.’ Error excludes itself from harmony. Sin is its own punishment. Truth guards the gateway to harmony. Error tills its own barren soil and buries itself in the ground, since ground and dust stand for nothingness.
“No one can reasonably doubt that the purpose of this allegory — this second account in Genesis — is to depict the falsity of error and the effects of error. Subsequent Bible revelation is coordinate with the Science of creation recorded in the first chapter of Genesis. Inspired writers interpret the Word spiritually, while the ordinary historian interprets it literally. Literally taken, the text is made to appear contradictory in some places, and divine Love, which blessed the earth and gave it to man for a possession, is represented as changeable. The literal meaning would imply that God withheld from man the opportunity to reform, lest man should improve it and become better; but this is not the nature of God, who is Love always, — Love infinitely wise and altogether lovely, who ‘seeketh not her own.’
“Truth should, and does, drive error out of all selfhood. Truth is a two-edged sword, guarding and guiding. Truth places the cherub wisdom at the gate of understanding to note the proper guests. Radiant with mercy and justice, the sword of Truth gleams afar and indicates the infinite distance between Truth and error, between the material and spiritual, — the unreal and the real.
“The sun, giving light and heat to the earth, is a figure of divine Life and Love [the woman God-crowned], enlightening and sustaining the universe. The ‘tree of life’ is significant of eternal reality or being. The ‘tree of knowledge’ typifies unreality. The testimony of the serpent is significant of the illusion of error, of the false claims that misrepresent God, good. Sin, sickness, and death have no record in the Elohistic introduction of Genesis, in which God creates the heavens, earth, and man. Until that which contradicts the truth of being enters into the arena, evil has no history, and evil is brought into view only as the unreal in contradistinction to the real and eternal.”
Truth as Life
Genesis iv. 1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord [Jehovah].
Because Adam is excommunicated from his false sense of paradise he begins to listen more to the serpent of error “And” Genesis 4:1 “Adam [brain] knew Eve his wife [physical body]; and she conceived [understood carnal mind] and bare [witness to] Cain [the immoral First Degree], and [mistakenly] said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
“This account is given, not of immortal man, but of mortal man, and of sin which is temporal. As both mortal man and sin have a beginning, they must consequently have an end, while the sinless, real man is eternal. Eve’s declaration, ‘I have gotten a man from the Lord,’ supposes God to be the author of sin and sin’s progeny. This false sense of existence is fratricidal. In the words of Jesus, it (evil, devil) is ‘a murderer from the beginning.’ Error begins by reckoning life as separate from Spirit, thus sapping the foundations of immortality, as if life and immortality were something which matter can both give and take away.
Only one standard
“What can be the standard of good, of Spirit, of Life, or of Truth, if they produce their opposites, such as evil, matter, error, and death? God could never impart an elementof evil, and man possesses nothing which he has not derived from God. How then has man a basis for wrong-doing? Whence does he obtain the propensity or power to do evil? Has Spirit resigned to matter the government of the universe?
A type of falsehood
“The Scriptures declare that God condemned this lie as to man’s origin and character by condemning its symbol, the serpent, to grovel beneath all the beasts of the field. It is false to say that Truth and error commingle in creation. In parable and argument, this falsity is exposed by our Master as self-evidently wrong. Disputing these points with the Pharisees and arguing for the Science of creation, Jesus said: ‘Do men gather grapes of thorns?’ Paul asked: ‘What communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?’
“The divine origin of Jesus gave him more than human power to expound the facts of creation, and demonstrate the one Mind which makes and governs man and the universe. The Science of creation, so conspicuous in the birth of Jesus, inspired his wisest and least-understood sayings, and was the basis of his marvellous demonstrations. Christ is the offspring of Spirit, and spiritual existence shows that Spirit creates neither a wicked nor a mortal man, lapsing into sin, sickness, and death.
“In Isaiah we read: ‘I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things,’ but the prophet referred to divine law as stirring up the belief in evil to its utmost, when bringing it to the surface and reducing it to its common denominator, nothingness. The muddy river-bed must be stirred in order to purify the stream. In moral chemicalization, when the symptoms of evil, illusion, are aggravated, we may think in our ignorance that the Lord hath wrought an evil; but we ought to know that God’s law uncovers so-called sin and its effects, only that Truth may annihilate all sense of evil and all power to sin.
Allegiance to Spirit
Science renders ‘unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.’ It saith to the human sense of sin, sickness, and death, ‘God never made you, and you are a false sense which hath no knowledge of God.’ The purpose of the Hebrew allegory, representing error as assuming a divine character, is to teach mortals never to believe a lie.”
Genesis 4:2 – And she again bare [witness to] his brother [Second Degree the human that is] Abel [to do God’s will]. And Abel was a keeper of sheep [divine ideas], but Cain was a tiller of the ground [nothingness/mortal mind/immoral being].
Genesis iv. 3, 4 – And in process of time [a material thing] it came to pass, that Cain [immorality] brought of the fruit of the ground [nothingness] an offering unto the Lord. And Able [morality], he also brought of the firstlings of his flock [highest idea] and of the fat thereof.
Spiritual and material
“Cain is the type of mortal and material man, conceived in sin and ‘shapen in iniquity,’ he is not the type of Truth and Love. Material in origin and sense, he brings a material offering to God. Abel takes his offering from the firstlings of theflock. A lamb is a more animate form of existence, and more nearly resembles a mind-offering than does Cain’s fruit. Jealous of his brother’s gift, Cain seeks Abel’s life, instead of making his own gift a higher tribute to the Most High.”
Truth as Truth
Genesis iv. 4, 5 – And the Lord [Jehovah] had respect unto Abel, and to his offering; but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
“Had God more respect for the homage bestowed through a gentle animal than for the worship expressed by Cain’s fruit? No; but the lamb was a more spiritual type of even the human concept of Love than the herbs of the ground could be.”
Genesis 4:6 – And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen [why is your expression so unhappy]?
Genesis 4:7 – If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Genesis iv. 8. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
“The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.”
Genesis iv. 9. And the Lord [Jehovah] said unto Cain, Where is Able thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper [husband]?
“Here the serpentine lie invents new forms. At first it usurps divine power. It is supposed to say in the first instance, ‘Ye shall be as gods.’ Now it repudiates even the human duty of man towards his brother.”
Genesis iv. 10, 11 – And He [Jehovah] said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground [nothingness, and Abel was something]. And now art thou cursed from the earth [matter of the earth], which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
Murder brings its curse
“The belief of life in matter sins at every step. It incurs divine displeasure, and it would kill Jesus that it might be rid of troublesome Truth. Material beliefs would slay the spiritual idea whenever and wherever it appears. Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy.”
Genesis 4:12 – When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
Cain is a wanderer, always on the run, for he has no fixed home or heaven.
Genesis 4:13 – And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Genesis 4:14 – Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth [just as my father was driven out of Eden]; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
Truth as Love
Genesis iv. 15. And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
Retribution and remorse
“‘They that take the sword shall perish with the sword.’ Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God’s own way, and let human justice pattern the divine. Sin willreceive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does. Justice marks the sinner, and teaches mortals not to remove the waymarks of God. To envy’s own hell, justice consigns the lie which, to advance itself, breaks God’s commandments.”
Love as Truth
Genesis iv. 16. And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord [Jehovah], and dwelt in the land of Nod [to become a wanderer; as a joke the land of Nod has to do with where one falls asleep], on the east of Eden.
Climax of suffering
“The sinful misconception of Life as something less than God, having no truth to support it, falls back upon itself. This error, after reaching the climax of suffering, yields to Truth and returns to dust; but it is only mortal man and not the real man, who dies. The image of Spirit cannot be effaced, since it is the idea of Truth and changes not, but becomes more beautifully apparent at error’s demise.”
Love as Love – Dwelling in dreamland
“In divine Science, the material man is shut out from the presence of God. The five corporeal senses cannot take cognizance of Spirit. They cannot come into His presence, and must dwell in dreamland, until mortals arrive at the understanding that material life, with all its sin, sickness, and death, is an illusion, against which divine Science is engaged in a warfare of extermination. The great verities of existence are never excluded by falsity.”
The story of Cain
Cain, the First Degree of depravity, kills his brother Abel. Abel represents Cain’s humanity, the Second Degree of morality. Mary Baker Eddy defines Abel as “Watchfulness; self-offering; surrendering to the creator the early fruits of experience.”
“Abel, of the air or mental realm; represents the [moral] mind that controls the animal functions (animal soul [corporeal body]; creature).”
“Cain – possession, acquisition, centralization; draws to itself; to its own center; selfishness; sharp; cutting; a lance.” Cain actually represents material government with all of its ecclesiastical despotism, scholastic theology, and dogma. It is the mortal man who wants to be top dog! It is the mortal man that believes he is a god because he has eaten from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
After reading the definition of Cain in The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary I realized that it was telling me the story of someone I knew, and his experience a few years back. He was depraved while at his job, and used the Internet for porn sights. He was found out and was afraid of the outcome of the events, do to his depraved lust.
One day he checked into a motel, he told his wife he was going to work, but this was not the case. His plan was to commit suicide by slicing his wrists. I am not in on all of the details, as I heard this news through the grapevine. I can only figure that Cain was too ashamed of telling his story, or what crime he had committed against his own humanity – his brother Abel.
He must have taken most of the day to build up his courage to kill Abel, because it was his wife’s suspicions as to why he was not home from work that led to her search for him. Perhaps part of him was hoping that he would be found and that is why he did the crime so late in the day?
As Abel’s blood cried out to the Lord in the motel bathtub my friend’s divine Womanhood came rushing to his side. She, divine Science, got him to a hospital. His life continued going on.
He was placed into a mental hospital for a while and finally released. After this he either decided, or else he allowed his wife to decide, to join a church. I cannot tell you the name of the Christian church; I only know that they pray to baby Jesus a lot. I do believe that he has confessed his crime of murder to these church members.
I begin with the definition of Cain found in The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.
“Among some of the ancient authorities, Cain represents the genius of evil. That which Cain symbolizes is not all bad; however, all ideas of rulership are derived from the idea of centralized power. The benevolent or the malevolent aspects of the name Cain are determined from that upon which the centering is directed… Meta. Cain means possession, acquisition, centralization, that which draws to itself, selfishness. Cain refers directly to that part of the human consciousness which strives to acquire and possess. He was a tiller of the soil, which places him in the earthly domain. In Hindu metaphysics he would be called the physical body. Paul would call him the flesh. [I call him the First Degree.]
“The killing, by the body-selfishness, of all human sympathy and love is represented by Cain’s slaying of Abel. When the body demands possession of all the resources of mind and soul, and reduces existence to mere material living, it has slain Abel, and his blood, or life, continually cries from the earthly consciousness to the Lord for expression.
“When the selfishness of the body has killed the finer impulses of the soul and has reduced to material existence all the higher aspirations, there is no longer pleasure in living. Without the soul the body is a machine, with but little sensation and no progress. Cain thus tills the ground, but it yields him no strength.
“The body feels its degradation, and those who get into this degenerate condition are usually miserable. Cain’s punishment is great, and he fears the vengeance of the other faculties, which condemn the body for its impotency. But the Lord, or divine law, has fixed a limit to this and we are warned not to destroy the body, no matter how great its sins. The sign that was appointed for Cain to keep him from being slain is the consciousness of his divine origin. No matter how deep in transgression the body may be, it still bears the stamp of God and should never be killed.”
Cain actually committed suicide, just as my friend had committed suicide (even if he lived afterward)! Cain is a self-centered mortal and believes that he is a god, even though he understands that the Lord is his God. This reminds me of many men in spiritually high places (or offices) who believe themselves to be above sin, or they think that they can take license with the Law that God has set up for them to follow! I call it the Big Giant Head Syndrome. Some may call it a swelled head.
My friend attended the Christian Science Sunday school while growing up. He never really attended Church that I remember. I think that he did accept Science when he was young; however, as he became older he probably fell under the Big Giant Head Syndrome thinking he was in control of his own being and life.
So let us say that my friend’s material body, Cain, wanted to control his life, perhaps his wife, perhaps he felt out of control. I cannot say what made him turn to pornography. But when he was found out he felt he was no longer in control of his work environment either. As far as he knew, he was probably going to loose his job. What actually happened is they forced him into early retirement.
He had lost his desire to live, his pleasure in the material life was now gone. He also probably believed, even though he should have known better, that he had a soul inside his material body. He had not grasped hold of the fact that he was God’s image and likeness.
Many men have problems with sex and or sexual desire. They believe it controls them and has dominion over them, when the opposite is true. God gave man dominion over physical sense desires (sex)! There are Christian Science men who do not agree with Mary Baker Eddy on the topic of sex. This is probably why they thought she was not competent in running the Church; perhaps they did think her ideas on sex were crazy? I personally, many years before I even got married, had proved to myself that sex was all in the head, it was mental, and its sensations could be gotten rid of. For Mary Baker Eddy writes, “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.” If there is no intelligence in the material body then it can have no sexual sensations or sexual desires! I proved this.
Selfishness is the root to men’s sexual desires and my friend turning on to the Internet’s porn sights (pardon the pun). He began to feel like a degenerate, especially after being found out. Was he condemning his own physical body’s powerlessness to stand up to its depravity? Probably so, and this is what led him to suicide. But God prevented his death for God heard the cry of Abel’s blood calling out to him. My friend’s humanity was probably trying to reach out to God; perhaps he was unsure that God was listening? But God is always with His Son.
He was to find out, in church, that “No matter how deep in transgression the [physical] body may [seem to] be, it still bears the stamp of God [it bears witness to God’s divine authority] and should never be killed.”
I am sorry that he could not find his way in Christian Science, but Christian Science never failed him, he just failed to understand it. I do not blame him; we had no true teachers of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science in Sunday school. They were trapped in the ways of ecclesiastical despotism (a Board of Directors) that excommunicated the spiritual teachings of the enlightened John W. Doorly and his students. Perhaps if my friend had been shown Science instead of religion, well perhaps he would have remained with Christian Science?
Wickedness is not man
“A wicked mortal [like Cain] is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life’s idea, Truth and Truth’s idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.
Death but an illusion
“The fact that the Christ, or Truth, overcame and still overcomes death proves the ‘king of terrors’ to be but a mortal belief, or error, which Truth destroys with the spiritual evidences of Life; and this shows that what appears to the senses to be death is but a mortal illusion, for to the real man and the real universe there is no death-process.
“The belief that matter has life results, by the universal law of mortal mind, in a belief in death. So man, tree, and flowers are supposed to die; but the fact remains, that God’s universe is spiritual and immortal.
“The spiritual fact and the material belief of things are contradictions; but the spiritual is true, and therefore the material must be untrue. Life is not in matter. Therefore it cannot be said to pass out of matter. Matter and death are mortal illusions. Spirit and all things spiritual are the real and eternal.
“Man is not the offspring of flesh, but of Spirit, — of Life, not of matter. Because Life is God, Life must be eternal, self-existent. Life is the everlasting I am, the Being who was and is and shall be, whom nothing can erase.
Death no advantage
“If the Principle, rule, and demonstration of man’s being are not in the least understood before what is termed death overtakes mortals, they will rise no higher spiritually in the scale of existence on account of that single experience, but will remain as material as before the transition, still seeking happiness through a material, instead of through a spiritual sense of life, and from selfish and inferior motives. That Life or Mind is finite and physical or is manifested through brain and nerves, is false. Hence Truth comes to destroy this error and its effects, — sickness, sin, and death. To the spiritual class, relates the Scripture: ‘On such the second death hath no power.’
“If the change called death destroyed the belief in sin, sickness, and death, happiness would be won at the moment of dissolution, and be forever permanent; but thisis not so. Perfection is gained only by perfection. They who are unrighteous shall be unrighteous still, until in divine Science Christ, Truth, removes all ignorance and sin.
Sin is punished
“The sin and error which possess us at the instant of death do not cease at that moment, but endure until the death of these errors. To be wholly spiritual, man must be sinless, and he becomes thus only when he reaches perfection. The murderer, though slain in the act, does not thereby forsake sin. He is no more spiritual for believing that his body died and learning that his cruel mind died not. His thoughts are no purer until evil is disarmed by good. His body is as material as his mind, and vice versa.
“The suppositions that sin is pardoned while unforsaken, that happiness can be genuine in the midst of sin, that the so-called death of the body frees from sin, and that God’s pardon is aught but the destruction of sin, — these are grave mistakes. We know that all will be changed ‘in the twinkling of an eye,’ when the last trump shall sound, but this last call of wisdom cannot come till mortals have already yielded to each lesser call in the growth of Christian character. Mortals need not fancy that belief in the experience of death will awaken them to glorified being [remember Adam is asleep as are his children and grandchildren].
Salvation and probation
“Universal salvation rests on progression and probation, and is unattainable without them. Heaven is not a locality, but a divine state of Mind in which all the manifestations of Mind are harmonious and immortal, because sin is not there and man is found having no righteousness of his own, but in possession of ‘the mind of the Lord,’ as the Scripture says.
“‘In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.’ So we read in Ecclesiastes. This text has been transformed into the popular proverb, ‘As the tree falls, so it must lie.’ As man falleth asleep, so shall he awake. As death findeth mortal man, so shall he be after death, until probation and growth shall effect the needed change. Mind never becomes dust [mortal man]. No resurrection from the grave awaits Mind or Life, for the grave has no power over either.
Day of judgment
“No final judgment awaits mortals, for the judgment-day of wisdom comes hourly and continually, even the judgment by which mortal man is divested of all material error. As for spiritual error there is none.”
“When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with error and mortality, ‘but of this day and hour, knoweth no man.’ Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal the infinite.
“Truth will be to us ‘the resurrection and the life’ only as it destroys all error and the belief that Mind, the only immortality of man, can be fettered by the body, and Life be controlled by death. A sinful, sick and dying mortal is not the likeness of God, the perfect and eternal.
“Matter is the primitive belief of mortal mind, because this so-called mind has no cognizance of Spirit. To mortal mind, matter is substantial, and evil is real. The so-called senses of mortals are material. Hence the so-called life of mortals is dependent on matter.
“Explaining the origin of material man and mortal mind, Jesus said: ‘Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your fahter, the devil [evil], and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
“This carnal material mentality, misnamed mind, is mortal. Therefore man would be annihilated, were it not for the spiritual real man’s indissoluble connection with his God, which Jesus brought to light. In his resurrection and ascension, Jesus showed that a mortal man is not the real essence of manhood, and that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence of the reality.
“Electricity is not a vital fluid, but the least material form of illusive consciousness, — the material mindlessness, which forms no link between matter and Mind, and which destroys itself. Matter and mortal mind are but different strata of human belief. The grosser substratum is named matter or body; the more ethereal is called mind. This so-called mind and body is the illusion called a mortal, a mind in matter. In reality and in Science, both strata, mortal mind and mortal body, are false representatives of man.
“The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being. Electricity is the sharp surplus of materiality which counterfeits the true essence of spirituality or truth, — the great difference being that electricity is not intelligent, while spiritual truth is Mind.
The counterfeit forces
“There is not vapid fury of mortal mind — expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity — and this so-called mind is self-destroyed. The manifestations of evil, which counterfeit divine justice, are called in the Scriptures, ‘The anger of the Lord.’ In reality, they show the self-destruction of error or matter and point to matter’s opposite, the strength and permanency of Spirit. Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil.
Instruments of error
“The five physical senses [of the serpent] are the avenues and instruments of human error, and they correspond with error. These senses indicate the common human belief, that life, substance, and intelligence are a unison of matter with Spirit. This is pantheism, and carries within itself the seeds of all error.
“If man is both mind and matter, the loss of one finger would take away some quality and quantity of the man, for matter and man would be one.
“The belief that mater thinks, sees, or feels is not more real than the belief that matter enjoys and suffers. This mortal belief, misnamed man, is error, saying: ‘Matter has intelligence and sensation. Nerves feel. Brain thinks and sins. The stomach can make a man cross. Injury can cripple and matter can kill man.’ This verdict of the so-called material senses victimizes mortals, taught, as they are by physiology and pathology, to revere false testimony, even the errors that are destroyed by Truth through spiritual sense and Science.
“The lines of demarcation between immortal man, representing Spirit, and mortal man, representing the error that life and intelligence are in matter, show the pleasures and pains of matter to be myths, and human belief of them to be the father of mythology [Adam], in which matter is represented as divided into intelligent gods. Man’s genuine selfhood is recognizable only in what is good and true. Man is neither self-made [like Adam] nor made by mortals [like how Eve is believed to be the mother of all life]. God created man.”
Genesis 4:17 – And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived [error], and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
“Enoch – founder; centralizer; teacher; instructor; initiator; fixer; repentance; contrition.” Enoch gives “instruction in a new way of thought, of understanding.” But his teachings are based upon the new physical science because he is the son of Cain, the First Degree. However, because Seth represents The Third Degree of spiritual understanding, what Seth brings forth as Enoch are the teachings based upon the new divine Science called Christian Science.
Genesis 4:18 – And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
“Irad – excitative movement; self-leading passion; blind whirling; courser; fugitive; wild ass; [red] dragon.” Irad “belongs to the outer physical consciousness and organism of man, summing up of the stubborn, foolish, destructive, devouring emotions and desires.”
“Mehujael – manifestation of strength; physical demonstration of power; smitten by God; manifestation of God [the Christ]; grief of God.” Mehujael is the counterfeit of the true manifestation of God as he is of the murderer Cain. He is the “belief of the outer man that strength and power are purely physical” which “attributes to God the affections and grief that are the result of his own” erroneous activities.
dualistic thought (belief in good and evil co-existing)
“Methusael – man of God; extension of God; man who (is) of God; yawning gulf of death; extremity of death.” Methusael is the “idea that man is of God, and is inherent even in the body consciousness of man…refers also to the error idea of death, to disintegration of the outer organism, that unenlightened man thinks is desirable, inevitable, and of God, the universal man is divided against himself, holds to both good and evil [the fruit from the tree of knowledge of physical science]; as long as he does this he must reap accordingly [from the ground of nothingness]”
the carnal and physical tries to overthrow God’s Truth
“Lamech – overthrown; leveler; arrester of dissolution; principle of law and order; a strong young man; strength; health; power.” Lamech is the “strength of youth; the vital something in us that overcomes thoughts and tendencies that lead to dissolution; from Cain it is carnal and physical. The new line of descent from Adam, thru Seth, follows the Lamech that introduces a higher, a more spiritual understanding [of divine Science].”
Genesis 4:19 – And Lamech took unto him two wives [duplicity of Church – The Mother Church and The First Church]: the name of the one was Adah[ma, or The Mother Church], and the name of the other Zillah [The First Church of Christ Scientist].
The First Church of Christ Science versus The Mother Church in Boston
“Adah – beauty; comeliness; adornment; ornament; pleasure.” The false sense of Adah is pleasure, physical love (sex), and lust. This Adah is The Adahma Mother Church, a material organized body. The true translation of Adah is the Bride, or the Bride City, a.k.a., the Word of God, for she is adorned and full of ornamental dress. This Motherhood is the individual self-governed Christian Scientist.
The Mother Church exists today as material organism because it is without the explanations of the Bride’s teachings being explained to the Field of workers by the Motherhood matrixes.
The congregation of The First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts are Zillah because they are kept in the dark. “Zillah – deep; darkness; gloom; shadow; screened; veiled [occultism]; protected.” “A very great or dense obscurity of thought, regarding his true spiritual nature and capabilities, that exists in the” consciousness “of the individual who is still living wholly in the outer or sense consciousness [which is dark]. Lack of true and clear understanding, at this phase of unfoldment, is a protection to the individual in that it shields or screens him from experiences that he is not yet able to meet, yet would have to face were it possible for the full light of Truth to enter his consciousness at this time.”
Who is to decide for the individual man that he is not spiritually advanced enough within his consciousness to be able to understand further enlightened teachings? Is it a Board of Directors? Is it a Pope? Is it a minister?
Genesis 4:20 – And Adah bare Jabel: he was the father of such that dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle [the animal soul belief].
animal magnetism is death
“Jabel – flowing moisture; a welling up; flowing copiously; a stream; fertility; abundance; shouting with joy; jubilation; exultation; triumph.” The negativity of Jabel is “the flowing out, exhausting, passing away; wanderer; defeat; going out (death).” Jabel is “Transitoriness of the outer physical man of one who is dwelling in the animal strength consciousness. Lack of permanence. Stream – little life [spiritual development] flows out of it. Jabel comes from Adah[ma] – a phase of the animal soul [belief] in man.” Or rather the false belief that Soul resides in man when man can only reflect the one Soul. Jabel is the son of the Smother Church. Jabel is still as his great grandfather Cain was, a wanderer who lives in tents. This reminds me of the forty years in the wilderness that the Israelites wandered because of their distrust in God and being unable to follow God’s Law (via Letter and Spirit).
Genesis 4:21 – And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. [He played with the matrixes of Science.]
The Church of Christ Scientist governed by the divine calculus
“Jubal – principles of sounds; source of joy; source of moral affections; source of happiness; cry of joy; jubilation; a constant stream; moral prosperity; harmony; melody; music.” Jabel is the principle of harmony (heaven) that is symbolized by the science of music. He is the son of the Bride (the spiritually translated Adah) who demonstrates the matrix Science. He is the son of the Bride Church Temple of the Holy City or the Kingdom of heaven that resides within man.
Genesis 4:22 – And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
today’s modern liberalism leads to socialism which leads to communism
“Tubal-cain – diffusion of Cain; diffusion of worldly possessions; central diffusion; flowing of centralized might [authority]; mineral principle; physical power; mercury; metals and the instruments made from them.” Tubal-cain is that which draws to itself, acquisitions of material stuff, he is selfishness, he is the man who is centralized within his own physical being, or believes he is created in his own image and likeness. It is thought that Tubal-cain is “the inventor of the art of forging metals [he is a Smith] into cutting instruments.”
It could be said that Tubal-cain coincides with Jubal in that he creates the instruments (of the Word-Bride = the four Christian Science periodicals) that Jubal plays upon. This being said, the positive aspect of Tubal-cain is that he has a limited understanding of the divine calculus, and this limited understanding qualifies him temporarily to be capable of making the tools of his trademark (the Cross and Crown Seal). Where he goes amiss is that he misunderstands what the divine calculus is and how it really works. He thus misuses the tools of his trade and breaks God’s Church Manual By-Laws governing The Mother Church.
Tubal-cain is dangerous in that he misunderstands what central diffusion really is all about and his idea of it becomes the modern type of liberalism. Today’s liberals believe that they must rob from the rich, because they are selfish creatures by nature and deserve to help the needy, and give to the poor (the needy). But what did Jesus say? He said, “There will be poor always.”
Today’s modern liberals believe that they must diffuse or distribute the wealth that comes from the rich to the poor peoples via taxes and government programs that make material government bigger instead of smaller. If this were not so we would not have Social Security or Welfare programs (for the poor who refuse to work) that drain the Social Security benefits of those who have WORKED during their lives. The name of Social Security tells us one thing – Social Security is socialism and socialism always leads to communism. And this is precisely where the United States of America is headed.
But, world affairs reflect (in the negative meaning of it, reflection is part of diffusion) church affairs. So what is it that God’s Church of the present day, which is The First Church of Christ Scientist (called The Mother Church by most), doing that is so wrong? They are denying their Leader Mary Baker Eddy. They are disobeying their Leader Mary Baker Eddy by trying to break The First Church’s Constitution – the Church Manual By-Laws (estoppel clauses). Why are they doing this? Because they are afraid of small government. If the Boston Board of Directors followed the estoppel clauses they would have only four Directors instead of five AND they would become a Branch Church. There would be no more Mother Church or Smothering Church government.
Mercury is an original symbol for the angel in Revelation 10. Mercury was like an angel, a messenger of the gods. His feet were like rockets, or of fire. This is a side note, but I recently watched Star Trek V the Final Frontier and Spock wore rocket boots in the movie. The first time he had them on was when Kirk (Church dweller) was climbing El Capitan (the Captain) mountain. he was trying to ascend a Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth. Kirk lost his hold upon the mountain and began to fall. Spock, however, saved him. Later on Spock (the First Officer of Science) supported James Kirk (the Christ head over the Christian church) and Leonard McCoy (the lion Word, son of the woods [son of womanhood]) in the turbo shaft and lifted them up to the top of the shaft.
The metal mercury is also called quick silver and has a reflective quality to it. In Christian Science we always say that man is the reflection of God. This gets muddled (diffused) in thought when religious men believe that God looks like us because it is said that man is the reflection of God! Quite the opposite, man being God’s ideal reflects Spirit (God) and not matter (nothingness, mud, dust). What appears as a mortal being is the inverse image of God. It is also worth mentioning that the same Star Trek movie had God (what Spock’s brother thought was God) being depicted as many different men, having many faces. Of course it was not God at all but an evil being, a devil.
God’s universal Science negates one world order’s socialism (which is a false idea of what heaven is)
“Naamah – comity; concord [peace]; amity; social unity; sweet, pleasant; grace; delight.” Naamah is the “animal soul [belief that matter contains a soul] in pleasing harmonious relationship with the youthful idea, even though this consciousness of strength and youth here is of the outer man [corporeal man].”
Comity is the avoidance of converting someone to your own religious beliefs, or perhaps your own political dogma (human opinions). Amity is friendly relationships between nations. This all sounds good, to have concord in the world, but as with Tubal-cain, what lies behind the idea of human peace? Is it material organized man that wants a one world order (preferably communistic) where those at the top are rich and those beneath are their slaves? Will this type of order ever bring peace? No, it cannot and will not ever bring concord. What is behind true Concord? The Lamb’s Bride (the dove), for she is the positive translation of Naamah, she is the city foursquare with its divine calculus of the Word, the Christ, Christianity, and divine Science.
The true idea behind Naamah is God’s Universal Science with the individual self-governing itself. The Concord Branch Church was Mary Baker Eddy’s gift to the Field. She was telling us that the Branch ideal was “The Way” of Science. She told her flock of the Field to be a law unto their own self. We each are to govern ourselves independently from the Church government. How many Christian Scientists understand this?
The Mother Church Board of Directors with their illegal 89th edition of the Church Manual took away the independent self-government of the Branch churches. They disobeyed their Leader’s legal 88th edition of the Church Manual. How many Christian Scientists understand this and accept it?
This has brought about problems in the United States of America’s own government. Today it seems as if government heads in Washington D.C. (like a Boston Board of Directors that want to control all Branch Churches) want to control everything going on in the states. Mary Baker Eddy set up Branch Churches to follow the laws of the states they resided within; they are not supposed to cater to a Mother Church.
Tubal-cain follows the material organization while the true idea behind Naamah follows the Independent Christian Scientist path.
Genesis 4:23 – And Lamech said unto his wives [his church bodies], Adah[ma] and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain [killed] a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
Hence, Lamech is no better than Cain was. He has killed generic man, the true man that he is (again suicide), hence his own “wounding!” The young man to his own hurt is the “NEW-MAN” or the original idea of man found in Genesis 1! Why has he done this? Because he has accepted his mortality as reality, he has believed that he has fallen asleep in the land of Nod, just as his great grandfather did.
Genesis 4:24 – If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. [And Cain’s lineage dies out.]
Cain was avenged (punished) seven times seven (forty-nine), and Lamech is avenged seventy times forty-nine.
In Christian Science the number seven represents the seven synonymous terms for God – Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love. Hence, it is these seven synonyms that are at work in the consciousness of man that takes revenge (punishes) upon the sins of mortal mind, the belief in original sin – the belief that man has become separated from God (man’s divinity).
And this is the order of the religion-church creations of the First Degree:
RELIGION-CHURCH MATERIAL ORGANIZATION
Mind’s counterfeit – Adam – mortal mind
Spirit’s counterfeit – Cain – accumulation of matter
Soul’s counterfeit – Enoch – physical science based upon physical sense testimony
Principle’s counterfeit – Irad – ecclesiastical despotism based upon material government
Life’s counterfeit – Mehujael – scholastic theology
Truth’s counterfeit – Methusael – dualistic thinking
Love’s counterfeit – Lamech – murdering error
Looking at the previous list of Adam’s lineage let me set it up in what I call the Minor Pyramid Matrix of Principle. You read it from the bottom upward and have Mind and Love as its base read together, then you go up to Spirit and Truth as one, then Soul and Life as one, and finally the capstone, main point, is the capstone of Principle.
The Word’s counterfeit – the twin Jabel – materially organized church
The Christ’s counterfeit – the twin Jubal – the Branch Churches being governed by The Mother Church
**GOVERNMENT-POLITICAL AFFAIRS reflect CHURCH AFFAIRS
Christianity’s counterfeit – the brother Tubal-cain (liberalism)
Science’s counterfeit – the sister Naamah (the one world order is not God’s universal Science).
This is the end of Cain’s lineage at the end of the seven thousand years of church history. Cain represents depravity (the First Degree) in the mortal man throughout the period of the seven thousand years. So, even though Cain’s sons and grandsons would appear to have short lives that die out within a few hundred years, I feel that if we spiritually interpret it each son represents one of the thousand year periods. Oh how these material traits seem to hold on because of animal magnetism, corporeal procreation, and ecclesiastical despotism (with scholastic theology and dogma).
The following section is an outline of Genesis from Adam up to Abraham.
The Adam dream
Adam’s mortal minded son, Cain; Abel murdered by Cain; and Cain’s mortal minded sons (Gen. 4:1-16)
Seth’s lineage represents the spiritual development of mankind (Gen. 4:17-26)
Adam is spiritually translated after 130 years, then there takes place ten spiritual generations from Adam to Noah (Gen. 5:1-32)
Downfall: The Nephilim (Gen. 6:1-8)
God decides to destroy the earth because of the sin of sex (cutting, division). However, the righteous Noah is to be saved.
The Ark (of the Covenant) lands upon the capstone of the Pyramid of Truth; the Arch (of the Covenant) of the bow within the cloud (Gen. 8:1-9:17)
Noah’s triplet sons went forth from the Ark of the Covenant (9:18-29)
Ethnic development of man via Noah
Downfall: Tower of Babel
(Gen. 11: 1-9)
Ten generations from Noah to
 See Revelation 10.
 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 590:20-591:4
 the negative of matrix: mother (mother earth, goddess worship) – modder-mud – Egypt (material bondage); mortal – mors – dead
 Verses of Genesis 1-2:3
 S&H 521:23-523:2
 S&H 523:3-7
 Remember this is the theory during Mary Baker Eddy’s time. I do not know if there has literally been found distinct separate documents at all. I believe that scholars began to believe that there were separate documents because of the inconsistencies they felt existed within the book of Genesis. I am most certainly willing to make a distinction between the two chapters because they do call God by two different names, and these two different Gods do seem to act in different ways. Because of this I feel a distinction should be made between Genesis 1-2:3 and Genesis 2:6-12.
 The reason why I feel that there is only the one document is because the first creation account continues on in the beginning of the second chapter.
 This is the point where Abram leaves his father’s home, during the Third Day of Soul.
 S&H 523:14-32
 Baal means “Lord.”
 Chemosh was the “seeming strength and subtlety of error [the serpent?], of the ‘mind of the flesh’ in man.” (The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary)
 Molech represents the “ruling of public opinion, and of the ‘mind of the flesh’ in one’s consciousness.” It means: “king; ruler; counselor; judge.” (TMBD)
 S&H 524:1-12
 Original sin is simply the belief, or acceptance, that man has become separated from God.
 S&H 579:15
 This production takes place through sexual intercourse.
 S&H 580:2-27
 Would not this finite deity be Adam-Jehovah?
 S&H 524:16-525:29
 This “train” is depicted on a branch of the tree of knowledge (a Christmas tree) from Mary Baker’s Eddy’s illustrated poem Christ and Christmas: Christmas Eve (the forth illustration).
 S&H 526:3-25
 S&H 593:14-17
 Gihon means “gusher.”
 Eve is spoken of as “the woman” before Adam falsely identifies her as being Eve.
 S&H 526:29-527:5
 S&H 527:11
 S&H 527:28-528:8
 From Genesis to Revelation, by W. Gordon Brown, page 51
 S&H 442:30
 This rib is a symbol for the Ark of the Covenant for the Letter of the Law.
 As a Christian Scientist I would never capitalize the fall, I saw it this way in a book written by a biblical Christian.
 To me this implies that the surgery, being rooted to an electric charge, has to do with hypnotism, mesmerism, and the false claim is that Womanhood belongs to erring mesmerism.
 You see how she makes it clear that everything that Adam undergoes is nothing more than his own deep-sleep dream?
 S&H 528:18-27
 S&H 528:27-529:21, this is where Mary Baker ends her interpretation of Genesis 2 even though it continues on. She picks up the tone of Principle with the beginning of Genesis 3.
 Notice that the conversation is about God and not about the Lord God.
 S&H 529:21
 Adam being a synonym for error is the opposite of the Christ Truth, hence Adam is the anti-Christ.
 S&H 529:30-530:12
 S&H 530:13-531:24
 This is the one point that most religions struggle with. They actually believe that God changed His-Her method of creating man and decided to be lazy, I suppose, and allow male-female reproduction; otherwise why would men and women have sex organs? Either that or they view it this way in order to allow men and women to have fun through sex! But if you read what Jesus said on the topic you will understand that God did not sanction sex. It was religion that sanctioned sex.
 S&H 530:25–532:4, again Mary Baker drops the intervening verses and picks up in the tone of Truth with verses 9 and 10.
 S&H 532:19-533:4
 S&H 532:13-533:25
 I feel that this makes Seth’s birth possible.
 The first MARY stained glass window of The First Church is “Mary, Mother of Jesus.”
 The second MARY stained glass window of The First Church is “Mary Anointing the Head of Jesus” and the third MARY stained glass window of The First Church is “Mary, First at the Resurrection of Jesus.”
 The fourth MARY stained glass window in The First Church is called “The Woman God-crowned,” and this woman happens to be Mary Baker Eddy.
 S&H 533:26-534:7
 S&H 534:12-535:5
 S&H 535:10
 S&H 535:29-536:29; again Mary Baker Eddy picks up the tone of Truth with Genesis 3:22.
 “Us” referring to polytheism.
 S&H 537:9-538:22
 S&H 538:26-540:24
 S&H 540:28-541:5
 S&H 540:9
 S&H 540:16
 S&H 541:22
 S&H 542:1-542:13; she picks up again on verse 15.
 S&H 542:26
 S&H 524:29-525:7
 S&H 543:8. This paragraph ends the second section of “Genesis.”
 S&H 579:8
 The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary (I will abbreviate as TMBD after this.)
 Which is Adam.
 Or even one rib!
 S&H 289:8-294:27
 These 130 years represent the number of thirteen, or the thirteen tribes of Israel, a symbol of completeness or the compound idea.
 The 500 years represent the Fifth Day of Life when Jesus Christ is born. The three sons actually symbolize the One Son, the Son of God, which is the Christ. So, the Christ consciousness is born within Noah.
 The 600th year represents the Sixth Day of Truth when Christian Science comes and the red dragon of ecclesiastical despotism tries to drown Mary Baker Eddy (the woman God-crowned) with material organization – Jesus compared the endtime to the days of Noah.