Patriotism and National Brotherhood

by MJSmith

PATRIOTISM AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF NATIONS (I feel that this title is better than the original one I gave to this post, so I put it here because it is a hassle to change it above.)

     Around the turn of the century a biography was written by feminist Gillian Gill, its title was Mary Baker Eddy. In this book Gillian Gill accused Augusta Emma Stetson of being unpatriotic. I do not know where Gill got her information from, or do I – The First Church of Christ Scientist Archives. But I present two chapters from one of Augusta Stetson’s books to prove to you that Ms Gill was misdirected or lied to, and in result she lied to her readers (unless she purposely knew the truth and lied on her own volition). Either way she wound up lying to, or misdirecting, her readers.  One example that Gill presented was about Augusta’s radio station W.H.A.P.  She claimed that the station sent out unpatriotic messages during World War I.  I find this hard to believe, because the meaning of W.H.A.P. was We Help Americans Primarily.

     The first book I am going to quote from is SERMONS Which Spiritually Interpret the Scriptures AND OTHER WRITINGS on Christian Science by AUGUSTA E. STETSON, C.S.D., the first chapter I am quoting from (XIX) begins on page 503 and ends on page 526. My interpolations will be found within grouping brackets. First is the title page.

Patriotism A

 

{Since Augusta Stetson published her writings in the public newspapers (July 1921) this tells me that Ms Gill is not a very good investigator, that she did not care to check out the truth about Augusta Stetson in the newspaper archives (or in local library fiche machines) and she swallowed the lies about Augusta hook, line, and sinker!
     On page 503 there is a photograph of the banner that Augusta Stetson had on her home for three years (at the time the article was written).}

 

Augusta Banner

 

     {Now, perhaps Ms Gill thinks that Stetson is unpatriotic because she has the British and the Americans as being brothers? However, Mary Baker Eddy wrote a poem stating the fact that we are brothers; hence, Augusta was following the teaching of our Revered Leader Mary Baker Eddy (who Gill is not really all that friendly toward in her book either!) and Augusta was also confirming Bible prophecy (which is clear to those who wish to investigate the topic). In the second chapter that I will later on present to you, Augusta quotes Mary Baker Eddy’s poem “The United States to Great Britain.”
     Now I would like to comment upon the British flag. It did not click, before seeing this banner, that their flag is the symbol I use to symbolize the Holy City, which has the combination of the X (for the city foursquare) and the + (for the city of our God).
     Pages 505 and 506 have a letter from an Englishman, Mr. Scarlett.}

 

Dear Madam: —
     I have spent some moments of deep satisfaction before the banner on your home, and I am prompted to take the liberty of asking you to give me, if you will, an explanation of some of its outstanding features.
     I suppose an Englishman, away from his home (as I am) always feels a little thrill on seeing his country’s flag; but when I saw my flag side by side with the Stars and Stripes, and with those clasped hands below, I was conscious of an exultation not easy to describe.
     I know the story of Joseph’s sons and the ideal of their ultimate unity; I would greatly appreciate your application here.
     Then the “unfinished pyramid” and the “all-seeing eye” are, as I understand, the reverse [the tail] of the Seal of America. Why was this Seal never cut, when its symbol and superscription speak such spiritual sentiment?
     And when I am told, that this banner has been on your house-front for some years. When I recall the troublous times through which we have been passing. I ask myself, what mysterious protection has guarded it?
     And so I am prompted to write to you. If you knew my real satisfaction, you would pardon the liberty I take in asking you to explain this noble conception to me.

                                                Sincerely yours,

                                                                     F. E. Scarlett.

June 20, 1921.

 

MRS. STETSON’S REPLY

 

     Your letter of inquiry, regarding the shield, or banner, which is on the facade of my home, seems to me the voice of the multitude, who nearly three years, have paused as they passed by, and read the words, “One God, One Law, Divine Democracy, Universal Brotherhood.” Your request affords me an opportunity to give an interpretation of these words, which are painted upon the banner in glowing letters, that “he who runs may read.” Therefore I am constrained to publish in the press, your letter and my reply. I believe I am moved to do this in obedience to the law of spiritual unfoldment and my responsibility to God for proclaiming His law, according to the teaching of Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy. Christ said, at his first appearing:

 

     I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
     Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…and he will shew you things to come. (John xvi., 12, 13)

 

     Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and author of its textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, searched the pages of the Holy Bible and learned the secret of Christ Jesus’ method of demonstrating the dominion with which God equipped man, whom he made in His own “image” and “likeness.”[1]
     In Science and Health, she says:

 

     The thunder of Sinai and the Sermon on the Mount are pursuing and will overtake the ages, rebuking in their course all error and proclaiming the kingdom of heaven on earth. Truth is revealed. It needs only to be practised. (p. 174.)
     Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free…
     Mind’s control over the universe, including man, is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science. Jesus illustrated the divine Principle and the power of immortal Mind by healing sickness and sin and destroying the foundations of death. (p. 171.)
     Spiritual causation is the one question to be considered, for more than all others spiritual causation relates to human progress. The age seems ready to approach this subject, to ponder somewhat the supremacy of Spirit, and at least to touch the hem of Truth’s garment. (p. 170.)

 

In obedience to the law of God, who “leadeth Joseph like a Shepherd,” let America and Great Britain unite, and the problem of scientific being will gradually be understood, taught, and demonstrated, and man will find his oneness with his creator, who “duly feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the fatherhood and motherhood of God.”[2]

     You note the protection of this shield. As you see, it is placed between the windows of the first story; and the house, being so near the sidewalk, it would seem an easy task for the lawless to treat it as they did the British flag on the Union Club of New York last winter. Although the banner has been attacked, and I have twice had it removed for repairs, these were so slight, that a little patching of the British flag was all that was necessary. I have always regarded this protection as a verification of God’s assurance to those who put their trust in Him and strive to dwell “in the secret place of the most High,” and who believe His promise, as found in the Ninety-first Psalm,…

 

     {From here on in I will only quote sections of the article that I feel relate to the banner itself and Augusta’s patriotism and her loyalty to Christian Science.}

 

     I was irresistibly moved by spiritual impulsion, when I conceived this shield, and as it unfolded its significance to me, I was convinced that it was a divine concept, which must be embodied, and that God would speak to the people through this shield, or banner—that the operation of God’s law was as manifest in this escutcheon, as in the “handwriting on the wall,” which only Daniel could interpret for Belshazzar.[3] I stoutly resisted the suggestion of the criticism which this banner would call forth, from those who do not understand that God speaks to-day, as aforetime, through hieroglyphics and symbolism, and I strengthened my faith and understanding with the fourth verse of the Sixtieth Psalm:

     Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.

 

     Mrs. Eddy states, in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures:

 

     The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity. … Though empires fall, “the Lord shall reign forever.” (Pref. p. vii.)

 

Truth versus Error

Truth versus Error

 

     Every Bible student knows the history of Joseph. His father, Jacob, had been blessed of God, and renamed Israel: “and God said unto him…be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee…and…to thee…and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.”[4] {I would like to comment here that Jacob speaks the words spoken in Genesis 1 during the Sixth Day of Truth where man-woman as spiritual idea (not as material persona) are told to be “fruitful and multiply”. In other words, they are to have fruitful thoughts and multiply good thoughts only. This has nothing to do with corporeal copulation.} Jacob had twelve sons (typical of the twelve tribes of Israel) and of them all, he especially loved Joseph, because of Joseph’s noble characteristics.[5] Their father’s preference for Joseph excited the envy of his brethren, who put him in a pit to perish, then, changing their minds, sold him into captivity to the Ishmeelites.[6] After dipping his “coat of many colors”[7] {a garment given to female virgins} in the blood of a kid {Jacob fed his father kid meat when he pretended to be Esau}, the brethren showed it to their father, Jacob, as proof that Joseph had been slain by wild beasts. The Ishmeelites proceeded, with their caravan, to Egypt, where they sold Joseph to a captain in the army of Pharaoh. Recognizing Joseph’s superior character, Pharaoh gave him command over all the land. Later, by his wife Asenath, Joseph had two children, Manasseh and Ephraim, Manasseh being the first-born.
     After many years, Joseph brought his father, Jacob, and his brethren to him in Egypt, and protected them from the famine which he, Joseph, had prophesied; and when he brought Manasseh and Ephraim, his two children, to Jacob to be blessed, Jacob adopted them as his own and prophesied that they should be great nations. Thus the favored tribe of Joseph was divided into two branches, typified by Manasseh and Ephraim (America and Great Britain); and even as Joseph had been separated from his brethren, so was the Anglo-Saxon nation “separate” and distinct from the other nations. Manasseh, being the first-born branch, is the first to demonstrate its God-ordained separateness.
     At the time of Jacob’s passing on, he called together his twelve sons, and described this destiny of each. Joseph had the richest blessing of all, for Jacob declared:

 

     Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
     The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
     But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:0 [Christ]
     Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above…
     …they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. (Genesis xlix, 22-26.)

 

     This blessing is the inheritance of Manasseh and Ephraim, as the sons of sons of Joseph; and their names are inscribed upon the banner, or shield, to which you allude, as the Biblical terms for the Anglo-Saxon brethren, America and Great Britain.

 

     {I now provide the following name definitions for the two sons that are found in the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.

 

     Manasseh makes to forget; causing forgetfulness; out of the forgotten; from oblivion.
     Meta. The meaning of “Manasseh” is who makes to forget. The meaning of “Ephraim” is doubly fruitful. Manasseh represents understanding, and Ephraim stands for will. The understanding here denotes denial, the negative activity of mind. The will is the positive or affirmative quality, the affirmative attitude of mind.
     …When the understanding rules without the balancing force of will, Israel is led to worship false gods. Two of these false gods are “the Baalim and the Asheroth,” which represent nature in its various sensuous aspects.
     Man worships these false gods when he becomes so negative that he thinks that there are powers outside himself that regulate his life. He places his faith in the signs of the zodiac [animal magnetism]; believes in a “ruling planet”; trusts to “luck”; seeks guidance of “familiar spirits”; gives himself up to the influence of other minds, through hypnotism and suggestion; follows unquestioningly the advice given in the numerous sects and societies that have been set up for worship by man.
     By this worship of false gods, man’s mind is opened to the phenomenal and he places his faith in apparent powers outside his own spiritual consciousness. Thus he loses his I am dominion. This is forgetfulness of the power of God within him, and it brings him into condemnation. It is then that the understanding, or ruling factor is put “in chains,” “bound…with fetters,” and carried to Babylon, utter confusion.
     The way of escape lies in the denial of the seeming (Manasseh “humbled himself”), and in seeking the real Source of wisdom and power, through prayer. When we open our mind to Spirit and declare the Truth, the understanding is established in harmony with divine standards. “Manasseh knew that Jehovah he was God” (II Chron. 33:1-13).

 

     Ephraim,doubly fruitful; very fruitful; productive.
     Meta. The will.
     …It is very plain that Manasseh means the thought of forgetfulness, or denial, and Ephraim means the thought of adding to, or affirmation. We also perceive that these two sons represent the understanding and the will. The first step that a beginner in Truth takes is to set up a new and better state of consciousness, based upon the absolute. He forgets, or denies, the “not good,” and brings into vivid remembrance the very good by affirming it to be the real.
     These two sons of Joseph, the understanding and the will, are to be especially active in the one who would overcome and master the sensations of the body. Their allotment in the Promised Land was in joint ownership. This shows that they should go hand in hand [like depicted in Augusta’s banner]. In all building of permanent character and body, the action of the will (Ephraim) must be based upon understanding (Manasseh).

 

     Now, I have stated before in other posts, that these two sons are what Christian Scientists use when giving Christian Science treatments. They deny error (evil) and affirm God (good) as Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love. So to recap we have: Britain as Ephraim the will affirmation of God (absolute Christian Science), good – and – America as Manasseh the understanding that denies error (Christian Science).  I do not mean that the two should be parted or separated in anyway, but that they must be realized as one, for Christian Science treatment insists upon the affirmation of Truth and the denial of error.  Likewise, the chapter “Recapitulation” alternates between Christian Science and absolute Christian Science (as designated below in my Jerusalem artichoke).

Recapitulation B

     The following paragraph picks up on the chapter’s next page. I feel that what Augusta writes is of most importance even today.}

 

     I have learned a great lesson as the result of my obedience to God’s guidance, in putting forth this shield, namely, that the hour has arrived when the people are awaking to the fact, that a subtle influence has been exerted upon genuine Americans in our nation, to prevent them from considering the greatness of the reverse of the Seal of the United States of America,…

 

Seal

…with the All-seeing Eye, typifying God; the pyramid, in symbol of the spiritual man, of God’s creating—Christ and them that are Christ’s—and the motto declaring a new era, which promises peace and prosperity for Anglo-America. This symbol, the pyramid, crowns the obelisk which forms the spire of my church, First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City, which I, with my students, erected, and in 1903 dedicated as “A Tribute of Love and Gratitude” to our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy.
     …I believe—and I am entitled to my conviction—that this is the psychological moment, when Americans must awake to the demands of God and defend our country from the mental, soporific influence of the evil so-called mind which opposes God and His Christ, and would lull both America and Great Britain into apathy. This would prevent them, as brethren and sons of Joseph, from clasping hands in unity and brotherly love, over continent and ocean. With the united wisdom, strength, and power of divine love, with which the God of Love fortifies all who obey His law, the representatives of these two nations, who are chosen by the people, should rise to their countries’ needs, and peace and the power of spiritual “dominion,” would be the portion of all nations. This will finally be demanded.
     {Now let us take a look at this brotherhood during the year of 1910, when the last class (that was authorized by Mary Baker Eddy) in Christian Science instruction took place.  In this class, taught by Mr. Bicknell Young (who, by the way, spent many years in England even though he was an American), is a young Englishman by the name of John W. Doorly. Mr. Doorly, along with his students (many being English) is the man who (is best known for) unlocking the matrix system of Science. This matrix system is one key that opens the Scriptures that Mary Baker Eddy provided for us.[8]  However, the American board of directors was not about to shake hands with this enlightened form of teaching so they excommunicated Doorly, and banned his teaching, writings, etc.  So what good is the American understanding – The Mother Church’s denial of error – without the English will – the matrix affirmation of Truth?  Also, what good is the American understanding when The Mother Church denies its own Leader as the second coming of Christ? And what good is it if the English will does not affirm the Truth about Mary Baker Eddy being Leader?[9] The answer to these questions is that both nations flounder and are taken over by the anti-Christ, a “mental, soporific influence of evil so-called mind which opposes God and His Christ,” which lulls the brothers into apathy.}

 

     For years, human autocracy {despotic government} has insidiously paraded in America as democracy, until the righteous cry out for the God of the universe to save our country and enable Americans, by example, to teach the nations the way to universal brotherhood, which will restore universal peace and prosperity.
     The father of our country, George Washington, lives! The great emancipator, Abraham Lincoln, lives! The voices of these God-inspired men have rung down the years, and to-day, Washington is calling, in clarion tones:

 

     Let us raise a standard, to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hands of God.

     And Abraham Lincoln has not ceased to proclaim:

     …that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom: and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Gettysburg Address.)

 

     The hour has arrived for emancipation from mental slavery, or the tyranny of the so-called carnal mind, with its destructive qualities of greed, avarice, lust, fear, envy, personal aggrandizement, or pride of place and power, hatred, and revenge. The time is at hand for the deliverance of America from ignorance of the cause of the present chaos and insecurity, which threatens to paralyze our country. God is declaring, through His Christ:

 

     I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. (Ezekiel xxi., 27.)[10]

 

     The motto of the United States of America is composed of these words: “In God We Trust.” In what do Americans put their trust? Let each realize his responsibility for his loyalty to God, to his country, to the Constitution, and to the courage of his own conviction.

God give us men!  A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands;

Men who possess opinions and a will;[11]

Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog[12]

 

For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds, —
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land, and waiting Justice sleeps![13]

 

     …A national anthem, the words of which are by Alice Morgan Harrison, is most expressive of the sentiments of this nation:

 

America, thou gavest birth
To light that lighteth all the earth.
   God keep it pure!
We love that onward leading light;
We will defend it with our might;
   It shall endure!

 

     At the present moment, America is passing through a condition of chaos and horror, fear, doubt, and uncertainty, according to the press reports.[14] Is this the mental condition of men who put their trust in God, obey His law, follow the teaching of Christ Jesus, and subscribe to our nations’ Seal?

 

America, our love of thee
Is freemen’s love of Liberty,
   The Spirit-blest,
Which holds high happiness in store,
When Right shall reign from shore to shore
   From East to West.

 

     Genuine Americans are no longer in the valley of indecision. They have caught the inspiration of the oncoming Christ, and are standing on the mount of spiritual vision. They clearly discern the heights of brotherly love and prosperity to which America and Great Britain will ascend, when they unite in fulfilling this law of God:

 

     Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
     Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Matthew xxii., 37, 39.)

 

     In consummation of Biblical prophecy, Manasseh and Ephraim are destined to yield obedience to the demands of God. Yielding, they will break the mental fetters, which have bound them to a merciless despot, the so-called carnal mind, an element which has no right to our inheritance, and which rich inheritance they only can claim, who obey the laws of God. United in this purpose, they will ultimately bring all nations into unity, peace, and prosperity, the inheritance of the nations which are guided by righteousness.

 

America, thy seer-graved seal
Foretells the perfect Commonweal
    Of God-made men;
Its eagle with unwearied wings
Is symbol of the thought-seen things
    Of prophets’ ken.

 

     In Miscellany, page 282, Mrs. Eddy states: “I believe strictly in the Monroe doctrine, in our Constitution, and in the laws of God.” Every true American responds with all his heart to this declaration. A mighty struggle seems inevitable and necessary to redeem our country from the influence of the lawless. Omnipotent Life and Love, our Father-Mother God, precipitates the re-birth of our nation, as humanity ceases to resist God’s eternal law of Truth.

 

America, on-pressing van
Of all the hopes of waking man,[15]
    We love thy flag!
Thy stately flag of steadfast stars,
And white, close held to heart-red bars,
    Which none shall drag! {or burn!}

 

     …To-day, those who are chosen by the people to make, protect, and enforce our laws, are called upon to assume this grave responsibility, — the defense and prosperity of our beloved country. God’s irrevocable demands will be met. The sacred charge is in the hands of those who have assumed, and will be held accountable for the safety and welfare of our nation. Let the twentieth century {and the twenty-first century} thinker, who keeps abreast with progress {not as Progressives do but as true Christian Scientists do}, ponder this vital question regarding Anglo-Saxon America.

 

America, in thee is found
Manasseh’s tribe, to Ephraim bound
    By Israel’s vow,
Whose destiny is heaven-sealed;
Far-spreading vine is fruitful field,
    God’s planting, thou!

America, faith-shadowed land,
Truth dwells in thee, and Truth shall stand
    To guard thy gate.
They planted seed of potent good
Shall grow to world-wide brotherhood,
    Man’s true estate.

America, our God of love,
Whose name is every name above,
    Is thy defense.
‘Tis thou must lead the longing world
From phantom fears, to Love’s unfurled
    Omnipotence.

 

     The reverse of the Seal of the United States, which appears on the shield, or banner, on the facade of my home, reads thus:

 

NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM

and beneath is the translation:

 

A New Order of Ages Is Born—A New Offspring Is Let Down From Lofty Heaven—The Coming Man, In Whom the Iron Age Ends and the Golden Age Arises in the Whole Earth.

 

     This prophecy is approaching fulfilment. Who will be among those to whom will be revealed the “golden age,” an age of spiritual power, which will bring peace, and the affluence of God’s universe? {I feel that gold is symbolic of divinity or the divine, so a Golden Age would be a Divine Age.} Where are they who will be satisfied to continue to remain in the “iron age,” under the despotic yoke of human autocracy, or bondage to unrighteousness?

 

     …My protection from the opponents of Truth, is the invulnerable armor of divine Love. Mrs. Eddy declares, “Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.”[16]
     I thank you, dear Mr. Scarlett, for your consent to the publication of your letter, which enables me to reply to the many, who have paused before my home and questioned the import of the shield, as they studied the words and symbols painted upon it.

 

Patriotism B

 

Hail, brother! fling thy banner
    To the billows and the breeze;
We proffer thee warm welcome
    With our hand, though not our knees.

Lord of the main and manor!
    Thy palm, in ancient day,
Didst rock the country’s cradle
   That wakes thy laureate’s lay

The hour fight is forgotten;
    Our eagle, like the dove,[17]
Returns to bless a bridal
    Betokened from above

List, brother! angels whisper
    To Judah’s sceptered race, —
“Thou of the self-same spirit,
    Allied by nations’ grace,

“Wouldst cheer the hosts of heaven;
    For Anglo-Israel, lo!
Is marching under orders;
    His hand averts the blow.”

Brave Britain, blest America!
    Unite your battle-plan;
Victorious, all who live it, —
    The love for God and man.[18]

 

MRS. STETSON SEES THE GOLDEN AGE OF MAN AT HAND

 

     …In an editorial in the Herald of October 4th, entitled, “Does Americanism Live?” you say:

 

     It should occur to the gentlemen who are seeking to place an international system and an international “covenant” above the Declaration of Independence and the Federal Constitution, that the sayings of the fathers of the Republic have lived, not because they uttered them, but because those utterances reflected eternal truths. These truths have endured through the years, because truth endures and survives all assaults.
     Until pure and undefiled Americanism is restored, neither America nor the world will be safe.[19]

 

     The operation of the Law of righteousness has been manifested through every pioneer of Truth, from Abraham {the Word}, the “father of many nations,”[20] to the fathers of the American Republic.

 

     Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country {that practices the material science called astrology (animal magnetism)}, and from thy kindred {of material person sense}, and from thy father’s house {material birth consciousness}, unto a land that I will shew thee:
     And I will make of thee a great nation.
     And in thy seed {spiritual remnant} shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice.
     Thou shalt keep My covenant therefore. (Genesis xii., 1, 2; xxii., 18; xvii., 9)

 

     The qualities of fidelity, trust in an unfailing power, or Principle, God, instant obedience to the divine commands, sustained Jacob {Christianity} through his mighty struggles; enabled Joseph {Science}, through unceasing persecution, to rise to the heights of spiritual power, and upheld the founders of America in their hours of need.
     Throughout Biblical history, truth and righteousness have survived. They will continue to govern, and finally mankind will come into obedience to the immutable law of Truth. It is important to remember that all of the early State covenants of America—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Monroe Doctrine—contain references to “the supreme power of God.”[21]
     Our young Republic {notice she does not call it a Democracy!} was essentially religious. Its makers never failed to give honor to God. Washington’s clarion tones have resounded through the years: “Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hands of God.” Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence, appeals to “the Supreme Judge of the world,” “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.” Lincoln declares that, “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom;…government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Lincolns’ use of the word “people’ implies the people who acknowledge a supreme ruler of man and the universe, and such as are obedient to God’s law. This is the true government of the people who serve God, by the people who intelligently submit to righteous government, for the people who, through wisdom, win the guidance and protection of the mighty God, the creator and Father of all. “One on God’s side is a majority.”[22]
     True Americans, who constitute America, will attain their birthright of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” To America apply the revelation and attainment of divine democracy, which is dawning upon the people and is quickening the righteous to defend our beloved country from the hand of the “oppressor,” human, or autocratic so-called democracy.
     …Centuries ago the “desire” of the nations for a king, who should rule with justice and equity, brought, Christ Jesus, whose words: “Thus saith the Lord,” continue to be heard. The increasing desire of the people of the new era for “the one King” indicates the imminence of Christ’s second appearing — the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.”[23]
     The history of Joseph has divine concurrence with the history of America, especially at this hour of filfilment of Biblical prophecy of the spiritual unity of America (Manasseh) and Great Britain (Ephraim), typifying the two sons of Joseph {the two sons of Science}, whom Jacob, Joseph’s father, blessed.

 

     When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head.
     And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
     And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it. (Genesis xiviii., 17-19.)

 

     Jacob, with spiritual intuition and wisdom, gained through long years of struggle and experience saw that Manasseh, the first-born, must come under the rod of his autocratic brother, Ephraim, to bring out his (Manasseh’s) divine nature, in order that he might regain possession of his birthright. No one attains continuous spiritual ascendency over the despotic tendencies inherent in the “oppressor,” the carnal mind, without mighty wrestlings for the supremacy of righteousness. Manasseh submitted to the autocracy of Ephraim, until the experience, necessary to exalt him, forced him to separate from Ephraim and prove his “dominion,” the power of man, when trusting to the Supreme Ruler of the universe—God—and living in obedience to His law of Truth and Love. …
     …The defense of America, of our Constitution, of the Monroe Doctrine, and obedience to the laws of God are in the hands of those who recognize and strive to obey the Supreme Ruler of the universe. “One on God’s side is a majority.”
     In the light of unparalleled events, which are transpiring in these latter days, students of the spiritual interpretation of the Bible are convinced that material history is fast drawing to a close, while the spiritual fact of scientific being—one creator, the everlasting Father, the mighty God, including man whom God made in His own “image” and “likeness” and to whom He gave “dominion” over all things—such students are apprehending the spiritual phenomenon, the appearing of the ideal man, in proof of Christ Jesus’ words: “I go away, and come again unto you.”[24]
     The prophecy of Scripture, “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it…until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him,”[25] is near fulfilment. …
     …Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder {and Leader} of Christian Science, and author of its textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, says of the Monroe Doctrine, “I believe strictly in the Monroe doctrine, in our Constitution, and in the laws of God.”[26] She also says:

 

     One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, “Love thy neighbor as thyself;” annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in social, civil criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed. (Science and Health, p. 340.)[27]

 

     Permit me to quote from the letter of the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Borden which appeared in your columns on October 8th, regarding the relations between England and America, which he declares are “forever indissolubly united.”

 

     By ties of ancestry, of a common language and literature, of like ideals and institutions and of constant and increasing social and commercial intercourse, the two countries are forever indissolubly united in the bonds of understanding, friendship, and peace. To these has been added, in the years through which we have just passed, comradeship in arms for the greatest cause that ever demanded humanity’s highest sacrifice.

 

     {I assume he speaks of World War I.}
     Professor Totten, of Yale University, in his series entitled, “Our Race,” says:

 

     The time has now fully arrived when the federation of the English-speaking peoples of the world around, is a thing greatly to be desired, and one that is sure to work for good to all concerned.
     The prophecy of its realization is clearly written against the unturned tablets of to-morrow, and the growing warmth between the two great halves of Anglo-Saxon-dom will inevitably bring its sympathetic characters into speedy and universal recognition, and insure their prompt fulfilment.

 

     The Anglo-Saxon race is made up of ten-tribed Israel {Joseph is counted twice as his two sons}. The people known as Jews are the remaining two {actually three} tribes, Judah{, Benjamin,} and Levi,[28] which together were called the House or Kingdom of Judah. The strongest tribe{s} of the ten tribes, or House of Israel, was {were} Ephraim and Manasseh. Manasseh, or America, came out from Ephraim, Great Britain, at the Declaration of Independence.
     Moses, when blessing the tribes, says of Joseph:

 

     His horns [symbol of power] are like the horns of unicorns {unicorns have one horn – or one power, it is also of importance that the English Seal has a lion (for the Royal House of David) and a unicorn (for Joseph) on it.}: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth {perhaps the United States of America?}: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim {the people of the British Isles}, and they are the thousands of Manasseh {the English that colonize the United States where the birth of Christian Science takes place in the 19th Century?}. (Deuteronomy xxxiii., 17.)

 

     And they, “the ten thousands of Ephraim,” must acknowledge Manasseh and his “thousand,” as the first-born of Joseph. Manasseh (America) is redeeming and establishing his birthright.
     I further quote from Professor Totten:

 

     Great Britain and America, or Ephraim and Manasseh in their modern guise as Brothers John and Jonathan, have of late drawn more closely together than ever. {These two names are seen on Augusta’s Banner. Both names represent divine Science. John represents England with the idea of John Bull who is somewhat like America’s Uncle Sam. John Bull, or Ox, symbolizes the second living creature for the divine calculus – the Christ. Jonathan represents New England (in the United States), a name given to it during the Revolutionary War. The fact that New England is located in the northeast side of the continent we could interpret this to mean a union between the Word (the Bride) and the Christ (the Groom). But the fact that it is in the Western Hemisphere makes me feel that it also represents the fourth living creature (the flying eagle) for Science itself. It is also where the Second Coming of Christ took place during the 19th century.} … The rapprochement is inevitable. England is isolated from all Europe, and America from all the world. … It is in the genius of Our Race to reunite. United we can stand against the whole world. … It is a growing and popular sentiment far and wide in all English lands, that the two halves of the great Anglo-Saxon Race must come together in the bonds of a stronger union than ever before enjoyed—a conjugal one, so to speak, in which neither contracting party loses any of that individuality of liberty which pertains to its own distinctive polity—but the twain come together for fraternal purposes.
     …We of the American Manasseh have, as it were, “run over the wall,” our roots are nevertheless twined with those of Ephraim-Britain, and the twain are as one in Joseph. … May God speed the day when as the nations typified by the Cherubim, our wings may touch above the earthly mercy seat, and the presence of the God of our Fathers return to its wonted place. Then shall the earth yield her increase, and God, even our own God shall bless us!
     …The establishment of the Fifth and Final universal monarchy [or the reign of Christ, the Prince of Peace, the “King of kings, and Lord of lords”] is now due, for the “times of the Gentiles” certainly run out with “this generation.” … It is the Stone or Saxon Kingdom [spoken of by Daniel] that now looms mountain-like in the foreground, but its Capstone cometh from above! When fitly joined together it will last forever, and its earthly phase must fall into the keeping of some Race now upon the earth. It is within Anglo-Saxon reach, but it may not be had by them without…a repentance meet for the exercise of a responsibility so great.

 

     The “fifth and final universal monarchy,” or reign of Christ, the Prince of Peace, divine democracy, is now due, “for ‘the times of the Gentiles’ certainly run out with ‘this generation.’” On the reverse of the Seal of the United States is this motto which awaits cutting: “Novus Ordo Seclorum,” translation from Virgil’s Eclogue, “A new order of ages is born; a new offspring is let down from lofty heaven; the coming man, in whom the iron age ends and the golden age arises in the whole earth.”
     Professor Totten quotes Sir G. S. Clark in the North American Review, 1894, as follows:

 

     “Splendid possibilities of progress and of benefit to mankind are lost or impaired by the want of a union of means to a common purpose. The race falls, by a separation of its members, to exert the paramount influence for good which lies within its easy grasp. Putting aside all interference with established institutions, I firmly believe that a real federation, in the higher [spiritual] sense, may be attained. Then as the twin stars brought hope to the mariner of old, so will the glorious flags of America and Great Britain promise abiding peace throughout the oceans and seas of the world.”
     …God speed the day, when, roused to the Rock [Christ] whence we are manifestly hewn, our two fraternal nations shall come solidly together, and in one New Empire [spiritual sovereignty]…to consummate the great work which He [God] has in view with reference to all other races.
     For the next step will be to bring in all the rest of the nations. A seal must be made before an impression can be taken, a die engraved before an icon can be struck off. So must Israel also be perfected ere other nations can be lifted up to her likeness. It therefore behooves us, “Brother John {England} and Brother Jonathan {America},” to awaken to our vast responsibility in these premises.

 

                                                            Augusta E. Stetson. {END}

 

     My original purpose in writing this post was to show that Augusta Stetson was not an unpatriotic woman like Gillian Gill claims her to be! And I think that I have done so.  Since the above material has touched upon the two countries of Great Britain and the United States let us continue upon this topic.  Over the years I have felt that Paul R. Smillie was correct that Ephraim was the United States, however, after reading the material in Augusta’s book, I have decided that perhaps he was unknowingly incorrect. Perhaps it really does not matter which brother is which country? But I think that we must try to interpret the BIBLE correctly. And as Paul Smillie says, we must have a human and divine coincidence, always. What I presented to you above with the metaphysical definitions of the two names, I feel is correct, and it is of most importance to understand it in this way.
     First I would like to quote from what a friend wrote to me upon the subject:

 

     Ephraim is tyrannical, controlling, makes conquests of other nations (like England did). America (when obedient to its own documents) did not and does not colonize.
     Manasseh is loving but weak. It has to become strong in order to reclaim its birthright, its freedom, and it becomes free and regains its birthright as America with its Declaration of Independence from England (Ephraim).
     This also heals the sense of Esau, the firstborn, NOT gaining his ‘place.’ Manasseh finally does. Jacob knew these things.

 

     The second coming of Christ is prefigured in the BIBLE as Joseph. Mary Baker Eddy, the second coming of Christ (God’s Motherhood), defines Joseph as:

 

  1. A corporeal mortal; a higher sense of Truth rebuking mortal belief, or error, and showing the immortality and supremacy of Truth; pure affection blessing its enemies. (S&H “Glossary”)

 

     Joseph is the fourth saga spoken of in the book of Genesis (concerning the Hebrew patriarchs).  Abraham is the Word tone, Isaac is the Christ tone, Jacob is the tone of Christianity, and Joseph is the tone of Science. Joseph was given the coat of many colors, the coat that was given to female virgins. This coat (protection) of the many colors (tones) of Science is symbolized in Revelation 10 as the rainbow upon the angel’s forehead (within the angel’s conscious thought). This rainbow represents the Word order of the seven synonyms for God, as well as, the Science order (except that I have the colors being slightly different in the Word order from the order of Science, yet the seven synonyms follow the same exact order – Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love. For the Word order I use the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth (colors being red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) and for the Science order I use the Minor Pyramid Matrix of Principle (colors being red, orange, yellow, white, green, indigo, and violet).
     The woman angel descends with a little open book. In Christian Science this open book is SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES and Mary Baker Eddy, its author, is the angel. “The term ‘rainbow’ is of such exclusive significance that it is used only twice in the Bible and each time in the book of Revelation. {In Genesis, in the story of Noah we have the words, “a bow in the cloud” being the sign for the Covenant between God and man. Most people interpret this to be a rainbow, even though it is not phrased as such. Another symbol could be that Mary Baker Eddy was born (in material belief only) in Bow, New Hampshire (New England – Jonathan).} Since the angel with the open book referred to in Revelation has a rainbow over his head, it is important that this symbol be understood. John used the Greek word “iris” for rainbow. “Iris” was the female messenger of the pagan deities. John was revealing to us that it would be a female messenger who would reveal the words of the Open Book.”[29]

 

     The following is what Paul R. Smillie presents in his book (first edition) MARY BAKER EDDY The Prophetic and Historical Perspective upon the topic of England and America. (Again I will use grouping brackets for my interpolations.)

 

     Many years had passed since the seventeen year-old Joseph had been sold into slavery and the period that marked the reunion of Israel and all his children in Egypt. Prior to Jacob’s prophetic pronouncements about his twelve sons, he gave prophecies concerning his grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born of Joseph in Egypt {via material organization under supervision of the highest ideal that was Joseph}.
     Again the rule of primogeniture is suspended as Israel blesses Joseph’s younger son Ephraim {absolute Christian Science} before Manasseh {Christian Science}. In this extremely important blessing Jacob {representing Christianity} proclaims, “In thee shall Israel {the Third Degree of spiritual understanding} bless.” Further he says, “…let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham {representing the Word} and Isaac {representing the Christ}; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” (Genesis 48:16) Later in the Bible God proclaims “Ephraim is my firstborn” (Jeremiah 31:9). In short, Ephraim is the most important, the closest to the Father, and yet we understand so little about him. It is through the lineage of Ephraim, Joseph’s younger son, that all mankind is to be blessed by the Father-Mother. Ephraim is also to carry the name “Israel” along with his brother Manasseh. {I claim that Mary Baker Eddy is of Ephraim because her forefathers (and mothers) were from Scotland and England.} Genesis 48:14-20 tells us that the title and nation Israel is to come through Joseph’s two sons and not through any of the other eleven tribes. The spiritual seed of the woman is to establish the real Israel, the New Jerusalem, through the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, but it is through Ephraim alone that the world receives the blessing that only the true Israel can confer, the fulfillment of the woman’s seed. Ephraim is thus to become the “blest” nation, while his brother Manasseh, a great yet lesser nation, is to take part in this blessing. {So it is made clear here that Smillie disagrees with Stetson on which tribe is America.} The tribe of Joseph is thus given a double portion among the tribes because both his sons are counted as tribes. Ephraim is to have the headship {kingship} of Israel and Manasseh will replace Dan in the City Foursquare as described in the book of Revelation. This prophecy is for a future time. At this point in history we are now discussing, Israel numbers but a few hundred, but is prophesied to number many millions in the latter days.
     {Does Smillie really understand what the words mean about Manasseh replacing Dan in the city foursquare or why? Let me explain what has come to me. If we think of the sons (months) of Jacob as being stars (the twelve stars to the woman’s crown of Revelation 12, as Mary Baker Eddy puts it) then we must look to the Wheel of Window of the Open Book in Boston’s Church Edifice.

Window of the Open Book

     I placed Dan, being the fifth son, in the first minor star (the fifth star) position of the Christ as the Word. This minor star is outside the window for the Woman God-crowned Keystone. Mary Baker Eddy tells us that Dan is animal magnetism. The coordinating chapter (the fifth one) from the Textbook, for the fifth star outside the Woman God-crowned Keystone, is “Animal Magnetism Unmasked.” Dan is unmasked in the fifth chapter and is replaced by Joseph’s first born son Manasseh (according to the book of Revelation). His star of divine Science, that circles around as the city foursquare, makes it clear that Dan is no longer in place or power because he has been unmasked by the woman God-crowned. And with Manasseh properly understood (in union with Ephraim) we get righteous judgment of Christian Science treatment via the admission of Truth (absolute Christian Science) and the denial of error (in the relative via Christian Science).}
     After blessing Joseph’s two sons first, {Jacob (“so-called material senses yield to the spiritual sense of Life [Fatherhood] and Love [Motherhood]”[30] – true will power [not Esau’s depraved will of the First Degree]), for Jacob represents Christianity’s Second Degree and} Israel {(spiritual understanding), for Israel represents Christianity’s Third Degree} then calls his own sons together and counsels them about that “which shall befall you in the last days.” There is a prophetic utterance for each tribe, the type of thought each tribe did express then and therefore what it would express in the latter days, — our own time. The blessings for each tribe are significant but Joseph {for the second coming of Christ} and Judah {for the first coming of Christ} hold the primary role in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
     In Genesis 35:11, Jacob was told after Peniel that he would become a single great nation and a company of nations. He passed that blessing to Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh in Genesis 48. Jacob named his name on them so they are to carry forth the spiritual idea and its human coincidence. This is the marvelous “birthright promise” given by Jacob to Joseph to be carried through his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. (page 38)
     (On pages 39-40 he begins:) A birthright is a native right or privilege, — any right acquired by birth.
     Joseph is given the “Birthright Promise,” which is to be carried through his sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Through these people, man’s spiritual birthright will be revealed to the whole world in the latter days. They will also manifest a tremendous human birthright in coincidence with the spiritual birthright. There is tremendous wealth and prosperity associated with the Birthright Promise.

 

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from these is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
                                                                                                Genesis 49:22-26

 

     The “Sceptre Promise” as distinguished from the “Birthright Promise” is given to Judah. These two promises are important to remember. The sceptre is a kingly office, royal power, badge of command or sovereignty.

 

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

                                                                                                Genesis 49:8-12

 

     Joseph and Judah have the greatest portion of the blessings from God through their father Jacob, because they hold the most promise. Joseph holds the greater promise of fruitful spirituality to be carried through his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh: “For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s.” (I Chronicles 5:2).
     As we follow the course of Israel in the flesh, we are also following the progressive appearing of the spiritual idea of true womanhood until the coming of Shiloh, the Second Coming of the Christ, the revelation of God’s motherhood. At that time the spiritual nature of Israel will be completely restored through the woman who brings this revelation. Therefore, the unfolding of human history and the fulfillment of Bible prophecy will converge upon this one important event in the latter days. As national entities, Ephraim and Manasseh will be manifested at that time. The manifestation of God’s latter-day Israel and of the daughter of Zion were to coincide and are the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy (see Micah 5:3). They are events never questioned or disputed but always confirmed by New Testament writers. Mrs. Eddy says, “The promises will be fulfilled.” Prophecy is a clear perception of the divine purpose, not yet manifested in the human experience. However, the spiritual minded prophet saw it as present fact and mankind would see it at a later date when their thinking was ready for that unfoldment.
     Jacob prophetically saw an unbroken royal line proceeding from Judah, until the Second Coming of the Christ-idea. Joseph was to be the preserver and protector of the spiritual and national concept of Israel which held the promise of the woman’s unfolding spiritual seed. This preservation and protection was to be done both humanly and spiritually. At the closing of Bible history the fulfillment of these prophecies pertaining to the tribes of Israel had gone unrealized.
     The spiritual characteristics which appeared in {the woman misidentified by Adam to be} Eve, Seth, Noah, Shem, Abraham, and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel, Joseph,[31] and Ephraim, are qualities of thought necessary to the perception and unfoldment of the spiritual idea. Through these individuals the human and divine coincidence was proved and the truth perpetuated among human kind.
     {Skipping over to page 42 Paul Smillie writes about Moses giving his blessing of Joseph (or his two sons).}

 

Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon, And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills, And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren. His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
                                                                                    Deuteronomy 33:13-17

 

     {Now from this, with the numbers, it is feasible to accept that Ephraim is America (with ten thousands) while Manasseh is England (with its thousands). However, as I wrote above, we could also interpret this text as being the ten thousands of English peoples around the world while Manasseh would represent the English people that colonized the United States of America and gave birth to Christian Science (Manasseh) and slowly spread Christian Science teachings around the world.
     {On page 46 Smillie writes:} For several generations after leaving Egypt, Israel’s only king was God. Each tribe kept to itself, but together they formed one nation in much the same manner as the United States did with its sovereign member states {of thirteen}. During this period the Birthright Promise through Joseph and the Sceptre Promise through Judah remained with one nation.
     With the division of Israel comes the separation of the Birthright and Sceptre Promises. The Sceptre and Birthright were both promised to Abraham and both repromised to Isaac and Jacob. From that point on they became divided between two tribes, Judah and Joseph, but still in the same nation. Now that nation is to be divided. Judah and Joseph now part with their respective promises.

 

     {With the separation of the tribes Israel has its own king, he is not a Jew (of Judah) he is an Ephraimite.} Bible prophecy declares it is not Judah (the Jews) but the ten tribes ruled by Jeroboam who are called Israel. The Kingdom of Judah (Jew-dah) is ruled by Rehoboam and the Kingdom of Israel, the ten northern tribes, is ruled by Jeroboam.
     …Jeroboam wanted the excessive taxation of Solomon’s reign to be reduced. Jeroboam said, “Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.” (I Kings 12:4) Rehoboam then replied, “…my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.” (I Kings 12:11) The division then took place and God commanded the ten northern tribes, “To your tents, O Israel,” and to the royal house of Judah, “Now see to thine own house.” {(page 47)
     According to I Kings 12:19, 20, Smillie explains, the only people that followed the house of David was those of the tribe of Judah (the Jews). However, it also states that “Rehoboam…assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin.” This was against God’s command. But Rehoboam did not care and Benjamin was absorbed because of its proximity to Judah and because of its size.
     On page 48 it tells us:} The ten-tribed Kingdom of Israel with the Ephraimite Jeroboam as king, now calls itself the House of Israel. The tribe of Judah (the Jews) was left to Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, as God commanded and promised. King Jeroboam eventually expelled the priestly tribe of Levi from his borders and Levi moved south to join the Jews. Judah, Benjamin and Levi then became known collectively as Jews.
     …Jesus was from the tribe of Judah of the lineage of King David but Paul was from the tribe of Benjamin. Judas was of Judah and the other eleven disciples were Benjamites.

Patriotism C

     {Spiritually speaking it is of interest that Israel is in the North while Judah is in the South. This being said it would be symbolic in that the first and second comings of Christ are of the North and of the South. What I mean is the North is the cardinal point for the Word of God while the South is the cardinal point for Christianity. The blessing bestowed upon Joseph (Ephraim) is to bring forth the second coming of Christ and God’s Motherhood (the Bride, the Word), while the Sceptre of Judah is to bring forth the first coming of Christ, God’s Fatherhood, and the founding of Christianity. It is also of importance that the prophets Elijah (who “presented the idea of the fatherhood of God, which Jesus afterwards manifested”[32]) and Elisha (“the Revelator completed” his “figure with woman, typifying the spiritual idea of God’s motherhood.”[33]) were actually Israelites not Jews.} Elisha represented the type of Christ that manifested itself in the second appearing. He was given a double portion of the spirit of Christ and his ministry lasted until his 90th year.[34] He carried on Elijah’s work, attempting to turn the people from idolatry, but as a nation they would not listen. {Hum, is history repeating itself today? I think so! I pick up at the bottom of page 49.}
     The prophets sternly denounced the wicked systems of sex-worship, the antithesis of the true spiritual idea of womanhood. The sex worship of Astarte contributed greatly to the downfall of Israel’s young men and women. Womanhood was further degraded by mother-goddess worship under the names of Ishtar, Isis, Nannarsin, Diana, Aphrodite, Venus and Ashteroth. Israel took them all to her bosom. {Why was this so wrong? Because there really is only one Mother God – Love. I do find it interesting, however, that there are the seven mother-goddesses being worshipped. In a way, I think what the Israelites did was they made distinct separations between the seven goddesses – they separated the seven synonymous terms for God (Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love) instead of making them one Mother-God. In Science we do distinguish between the seven synonymous terms for God in order to understand them, however, we must be able to blend them together, or see how they blend with one another. We must understand their tonality.
     I think the main problem with goddess worship is that it is a worshiping of personal sense qualities or human type of traits rather than spiritual qualities. I do find it interesting, however, that it is goddess worship that placed Israel into Assyrian captivity. Today Christian Scientists are warned against making the claims that Mary Baker Eddy is the woman God-crowned or the second coming of Christ. An insecure board of directors dynamited the pyramid marker placed on the farmland in Bow, New Hampshire where the Baker farm was. The pictures of Mary Baker Eddy were taken out of Prose Writings and Science and Health. The twelve-star crown, on top of Mary Baker Eddy’s head, was erased from the photograph in the front of the fourth book of the We Knew Mary Baker Eddy series. And all of this was done because the board thought (as they were fooled by the red dragon’s tricks) or else they wanted to eradicate her position as the revered Leader (Reverend) that Christian Scientists in the Field would idolize Mary Baker Eddy.
     Now, the following does seem to sound like Ephraim is England during their colonization period and building up an Empire (on page 50).} Hosea warned, “Ephraim…hath mixed himself among the people.” (Hosea 7:8) The Northern Kingdom had a system of diplomacy based upon vacillation instead of principle and in the wake of the stupidity, pagan empires could easily institute their national policies based upon seduction, coercion, and brute force.
     {In 721 B.C. Samaria was Israel. Later on, after the Israelites were taken into Assyrian captivity and then “lost” the “king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cathah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.” (II Kings 17:24)
     I skip now to page 53.} The Sceptre Promise reads, ‘David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel” (not Judah). (Jeremiah 33:17 {also read verse 14}) God promised this to Jeremiah and it is Jeremiah who must transfer the throne from Judah to Israel, called by many, “The {Ten} Lost Tribes.”

 

Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed (dynasty) to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

                                                                                     Jeremiah 33:25, 26

 

     Thus Israel would have the birthright and would also be known as “Judah’s sceptred race.” There should be a race of people in the latter days, our time, who would be known as “Judah’s sceptred race” and yet they would not be Jews. How would we know who they are? Has anyone found these people of Judah’s sceptred race? Apparently, Mary Baker Eddy felt she had found them. In the poem, “The United States to Great Britain,” Mrs. Eddy refers to the English-speaking people as “Judah’s sceptred race” and also names them “Anglo Israel.” {I find it interesting that Mary Baker Eddy does not add Saxon to Anglo. The Saxons were from Germany, this is not to say that some of the lost tribes of Israel did not live in Germany and then later joined up with the Brits. It is even thought, by some people, that the tribe of Dan lived near the Danube River.}
     Must not a line of kings of David’s royal seed be evident today and would it not, if found, identify God’s Israel? The Sceptre Promise includes this line of kings (David’s seed) until it culminates at the Second Coming of Christ and the throne is established and taken by the Christ at that time. Christian Scientists thus understand why the woman’s man child will rule all nations with a “rod of iron.” There should not be a single generation from that time forward when there would not be a descendant of David, in unbroken dynasty, sitting upon David’s throne, ruling over the children of Israel (not the Jews). In Psalms 89:3,4 we read, “I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations.”
     The Bible records a dynasty of kings, descendants of David, down to King Zedikiah. In the year 585 B.C. King Zedikiah was the last king on this throne. Captured by the armies of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, his eyes were put out. He died in a dungeon and all his sons were slain. All the nobles of Judah not already imprisoned at Babylon were killed. None of David’s seed remained to sit on the throne of David. {But they are not all dead, as will be explained in a while.}
     …God was to cease speaking to Israel (the ten lost tribes) in their own Hebrew tongue but with “another tongue will he speak to this people.” (Isaiah 28:11) Can this prophecy apply to the Jews, who still read their Bible or Torah in the Hebrew tongue? Isaiah 61:2 reads, “And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.” Weren’t the Jews known then as Jews and aren’t they known today as Jews? This prophecy applies to the ten tribes and specifically Ephraim and Manasseh, who would be known by a new name. Israel’s new name is given in Isaiah 24:15, Isaiah 49:1, and Jeremiah 31:10 as the Isles of the Sea. Israel would be known as a righteous nation that keeps the truth (Isaiah 26:2). Israel would be a multitudinous people (Hosea 1:10). Israelites would be blind to their identity (Romans 11:25). Also, Israel would be named after Isaac, i.e., “Isacc’s sons” {Saxons} (Genesis 21:12). Did the early Christians believe that the ten tribes were destroyed? James 1:1 reads, “…to the twelve tribes which are scatter abroad, greeting.” {(page 54)
     Page 55 says:} Jeremiah was used by God in warning Judah (the Jews) of the impending captivity, and the “pulling down” or “overthrowing” of the throne of David in the Kingdom of Judah. The Davidic dynasty would cease in captivity, therefore Jeremiah had a very special and important task ahead of him. He was to see the overthrow of the throne of David in Judah, and to build and plant it somewhere else. Where was that throne between 585 B.C. and the time of Jesus? Jeremiah did not plant and rebuild it in Babylon. God had promised that David’s throne should rule over Israelites through all generations. Obviously, Jeremiah knew where the Jews were but he also knew where the ten-tribed Israel was.
     The king of Babylon slew all the sons of Zedekiah who were heirs to the throne of David and all the nobles of Judah, so as to leave no possible heirs. Did the throne of David cease? No. A former king of Judah was in the dungeons of Babylon and he had sons to continue David’s line. Former King Jeconiah (also known as Jehoiachin) taken to Babylon in chains was restored to honor thirty-seven years after the captivity. (See II Kings 25:27-30) All of the direct lineage of King Zedikiah’s house were destroyed but Jeconiah remained, and although not of Zedekiah’s lineage, he was of David’s seed. Jesus traced his lineage to King David through Jeconiah. Cyrus, king of Persia, made a decree with Zerubbabel giving him the governorship, not the crown of a king, to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the House of God seventy years after the captivity of 585 B.C. Neither Jeconiah nor any of his sons or grandsons reigned as king in Judah.

 

“Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.”
                                                                                                 Jeremiah 22:30

 

     …Jeconiah, in a Babylonian prison, was written childless as far as the throne was concerned.

     Jeremiah was a Jew in Captivity; how could he carry out the second part of the commission to build and to plant?

 

     Now, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying, Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.

Jeremiah 39:11, 12

 

And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him…behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, come, and I will look well unto thee: but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go, thither go…So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward and let him go.
                                                                                             Jeremiah 40:2, 4, 5

     However, there was a plot consummated to assassinate Gedaliah, a governor over a remnant of the Jews. Jeremiah was among the survivors.

 

Then Ishamel carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king’s daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah…and carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
                                                                                           Jeremiah 41:10

 

     Notice that among these Jews were the king’s daughters, daughters of Zedikiah, King of Judah and of David’s dynasty, of the sceptre lineage. Now we see why Jeremiah went to Mizpah. A man named Johanan replaced Ishmael as leader. He said to Jeremiah, “Let, we beseech thee, our supplications be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the Lord thy God…That the Lord thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk…” (Jeremiah 42:2,3) So Johanan “took all the remnant of Judah…and the king’s daughters…and Jeremiah the prophet, … So they came into the land of Egypt.” (Jeremiah 43:5-7) “And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.” (Isaiah 37:31, 32) God further warns them, “None shall return but such as shall escape.” (Jeremiah 44:12-14) “Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah.” (Jeremiah 44:28)
     “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it; and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is” (Ezekiel 21:27) What was to be overturned? The throne was to be overturned by abasing Zedekiah, the House of Judah, and exalting now the House of Israel. “And it shall be no more” does not mean the throne or the crown is to be nonexistent. How could it be overturned again if it ceased to exist? It shall not be overturned until the Second Coming of Christ, the man child who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron.
     The throne destroyed in Judah must now be transplanted and built in Israel. The seventeenth chapter of Ezekiel concerns the planting and rebuilding of David’s throne. It is revealed in a symbolic parable, in verses 3-10, and is addressed to the House of Israel. Beginning with verse eleven, God explains its meaning. (Read Ezekiel 17:1-10) “Say now to the rebellious house, Know ye not what these things mean?” The spreading vine of low stature reveals that the Jews were given a covenant that although ruled over by the Chaldeans, they might live in peace and grow. The other “great eagle” represents Pharoah {spelled incorrectly in the book} of Egypt; thus the riddle covers the first half of Jeremiah’s commission.
     The parable contains the planting of David’s throne (verses 22-24). “Thus saith the Lord God; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar.” God explains that the cedar tree represents the nations of Judah; its highest branch is Judah’s king. The riddle told us God will take of the highest branch, — not the branch, but of the branch, of Zedekiah’s children. Further we read, “I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent.” If the twigs of the highest branch represent the children of King Zedekiah, then a tender young twig represents a daughter. “…and will plant it.” The young Jewish princess is the royal seed for the continuation of David’s throne. Where? Ezekiel states, “…upon an high mountan and eminent.” A mountain is symbolic of a nation. “In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it,” answers God. David’s throne is now to be planted in Israel, after being thrown down from Judah, through Zedekiah’s daughter of David’s seed.
     We know that the tribe of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) today exists as a single great nation and a company of nations leagued together, as they are of the “self same spirit.” They are looked upon today as Gentile nations but are not. “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel (not Judah) among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” (Amos 9:9) It refers to the ten-tribed House of Israel driven into Assyrian captivity in 721 B.C. never being lost or destroyed.
     In II Samuel 7:10 and I Chronicles 17:9 we read, “Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more.” Removed from Palestine, sifted among all nations, abiding many days without a king, losing their identity, Israel is to be “planted” in a faraway strange land now to become their own, and after reaching this place they are to move no more.
     Does the Bible give the location of this latter-day Israel? Yes, it tells us where Israel was at that time and where Jeremiah took the young Hebrew princesses to transfer the Sceptre Promise from Judah to Israel. According to Hosea 12:1, “Ephraim … followeth after the east wind.” And east wind travels west. Ephraim must have gone west from Assyrian captivity. To think that Ephraim, the most spiritually minded element, would be lost is gross foolishness. Jeremiah 31:9 records, “I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first born.” Could the closest to God be lost to humanity or to God? When God swore to David to perpetuate his throne He said, “I will set his hand (sceptre) also in the sea.” (Psalms 89:25) Through Jeremiah God said, “…backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah. Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord.” (Jeremiah 3:11,12) Of course Israel was north of Judah while still in Palestine, but when these words were written by Jeremiah, Israel had been removed from Palestine more than 130 years and had long since migrated north and west of their original location. Just as the Jews were not absorbed by the Babylonians, certainly the Israelites would not be absorbed by the Assyrians.
     {He mentions more BIBLE verses that have to do with the new location of Israel – Isaiah 49:12, Isaiah 41:1,8, Jeremiah 31:10 and Psalms 14:7. The following is a table Smillie has on page 58.}

Patriotism D

     {He finishes up the chapter with:} North and west, or northwest of Jerusalem, in the Isles of the Sea, we would find the Israelites, the people of Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph’s two sons. As David’s royal house and kings from his seed were to sit on the throne of Israel, it is not difficult to find that throne today. There is only one royal throne left in the world—Great Britain. Mrs. Eddy also refers to the English speaking people as “Judah’s sceptred race” and “Anglo Israel” which means English Israel. There is always a human and divine coincidence. Christian Scientists can talk about spiritual Israel all they want to, but while humanity exists Israel must be manifested humanly. Mary Baker Eddy’s poem “The United States to Great Britain” is her most important poem. It cannot be studied too much. If this poem is not understood by Christian Scientists and the United States and Great Britain do not follow its spirit and letter, the world will sink into its darkest age, — more barbaric than its cave period, more diabolical than the Egyptian bondage.

 

[1] Genesis i., 26

[2] S&H, p. 507.

[3] Daniel v.

[4] Genesis xxxv., 11, 12; xxxvii., 3.

[5] {I like the fact that Augusta uses the word noble here, because the women Sentinels on the cover of the Christian Science Sentinel are noble women.}

[6] {This is how it is spelled in Augusta’s book.}

[7] Genesis xxxv., 11, 12; xxxvii., 3.

[8] Another Key to the Bible is the recognition of Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy, as the Bible speaks about her God-crowned mission in many, many places (although she is not mentioned by name just as Jesus was not mentioned by name in prophecy).

[9] This is the only gripe I have with Doorly and his students, they seem to down play the importance of Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy.

[10] {There will be more on this verse later on when we get to Paul R. Smillie’s book.}

[11] {Manasseh is will.}

[12] {Those who are like the woman God-crowned. The fog is the mist of Eden – animal magnetism.}

[13] J. G. Holland.

[14] {The press and television news reporters of today still do the same thing. Much has not changed.}

[15] {Man that is waking up from the Adam dream of animal magnetism.}

[16] S&H, p. 571.

[17] {The fourth living creature of the divine calculus is the flying eagle.  The omni-active eagle represents Science.  The dove, Mary Baker Eddy tells us, is divine Science.}

[18] Poems, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 10. First published in The Boston Herald, Sunday, May 15, 1898.

[19] {So I ask, has it been restored?}

[20] Genesis xvii., 4.

[21] {I believe we have forgotten this, negatively typical of Manasseh, because people fail to understand what the true meaning behind the “separation of Church and State” really even means! It means the following, that the State is not to control (dominate) the Church nor is the Church to control (dominate) the State; or rather that there is to be a separation between Spiritual Law and material laws (render unto Caesar that which is his). “Separation between Church and State” does not mean that those who are working with material laws are not allowed to reflect Spiritual Law within their works! In fact, things are more harmonious when the government officials reflect divine Mind and incorporate it in the works that they do, or the laws that they make. Today’s best model for righteous laws, besides our country’s documents, is Mary Baker Eddy’s Church Manual (88th edition).}

[22] Wendell Phillips.

[23] I. Timothy vi., 15.

[24] John xiv., 28.

[25] Ezekiel xxi., 27.

[26] Miscellany, p. 282

[27] (Notice that Mary Baker Eddy mentions Christian idolatry.}

[28] Originally Levi was counted among the ten tribes of Israel (after the split up from Judah) but Israel’s ruling king eventually expelled Levi from Israel, so Levi was taken in by Judah.

[29] MARY BAKER EDDY The Prophetic and Historical Perspective; by Paul R. Smillie, p. 6

[30] S&H 589:6

[31] Not much is written about Joseph’s wife Asenath. Asenath is defined as being dedicated to the goddess Neith. Neith, or Neit, is really Isis, the early typification of true Womanhood (which is really Joseph’s true spiritual identity). I feel that Asenath has the consciousness given to the virgins assigned to keep the oil lamp for the goddess lit at all times. These vestal virgins were the pattern used for Jesus’ parable about the FIVE WISE VIRGINS.

[32] S&H 562:3

[33] S&H 562:5

[34] {Not that time of years is important, but from July 16, 1821 to December 3, 1910 is around eighty-nine years and four months (getting pretty close to 90 years).}

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