The War

by MJSmith


     I am going to compare quotes from “Genesis” (chapter 15) and “The Apocalypse” (chapter 16) from Mary Baker G. Eddy’s Textbook.  I begin with the following quote from Science and Health with Key to the Scripture, page 530:13 to page 532:12. [My interpolations.]

     Genesis iii. 4, 5.  And the serpent [called the red dragon in Revelation] said unto the woman [not Eve, for she has not as yet been misidentified by Adam (corporeal) man], Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened; and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil [this lie, of course, is a charm coming from animal magnetism].

     This myth represents error as always asserting its superiority over truth, giving the lie to divine Science 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 [this god would be called “brain” which is what Adam represents].  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 [Genesis never tells us that Adam woke up from his deep sleep (hypnotic spell)].  The [Adam, brain] 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 [Spirit, Life] springs from nothing [matter, dust]; 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 [nothingness] instead of from Deity [All-in-all] – has been maintained in all the subsequent forms of belief [religions, philosophies, physics, materia medica].  This is the error, – that mortal man [Adam] starts materially, that non-intelligence [brain] becomes intelligence, that mind and soul are both right and wrong.
      It is well that the upper portions [Eve] of the [Adam] 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 [in the Sixth Day of Creation when Mary Baker Eddy (the real woman) writes Science and Health] and [man will recognize the Science of his-her] being.
If, in the beginning, man’s body originated in non-intelligent dust [nothingness], 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?
     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 [as spoken of in the Sixth Day of Creation (the Day of Truth) in the first chapter of Genesis].  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. [This means that man (men and women alike) should give up sex.  Especially the Christian Scientist.]
     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 surly die,” was the prediction in the story under consideration [this death simply means that you become unaware of your divine being].  Adam and his progeny [Cain] were cursed [became blind to Truth], not blessed [like the woman and her spiritual seed is]; and this indicates that the divine Spirit, or Father, condemns material man and remands him to dust.

[End of quote.]

     Next we take a look at why the woman is blessed, given a God-crowned mission by God, with the quote from S&H 533:5-534:7). [My interpolations.]

     Genesis iii. 11, 12.  And He said, Who told thee that thou wast naked [clothed in matter instead of being clothed with the sun (Spirit)]?  Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat?  And the man said, The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat [swallow and mentally digest error].  [This is the opposite of when the woman writes the little book open (Revelation 10) and the reader swallows the woman’s spiritual teachings and mentally digests Truth.]

     Here there is an attempt to trace all human errors directly or indirectly to God, or good [Spirit], as if He were the creator [father] of evil.  The allegory shows that the snake-talker [with forked tongue] utters the first voluble lie, which beguiles [charms, enchants, physically attracts] the woman and demoralizes [corrupts (spoils, taints; adulterates)] the man[‘s morals].  Adam, alias mortal error, charges God and woman with his own dereliction [fault, shortcoming], 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 rapidlly 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 higher idea, the woman, never comes from matter, only the lie named Eve comes from matter].  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. [If Adam never woke up then the whole belief that he was operated on, that his rib was taken from him to form a woman, and that this woman actually fed him the forbidden fruit, then is it not all part of the dream (mesmerism)?  Is this what the illustration below is telling us?  That Adam (mortal mankind progeny) is still asleep and still must wake up?  Is not the woman seen in this illustration representing Adam-brain’s upper portions?]

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     Truth [God], cross-questioning man as to his knowledge of error, finds woman the first to confess her fault [mistake; moral failure].  She says, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat;” as much as to say in meek penitence, “Neither man nor God shall father [author] 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 [the] woman [known as the Virgin Mary] to be the mother of Jesus and [the woman Mary Magdalene] to behold at the sepulchre the risen Saviour, who was soon to manifest the deathless man of God’s creating.  This enabled [the] woman [Mary Baker Glover Eddy] to be first to interpret the Scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.

[End of quote.]

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     Notice that the Grandmother clock reads 12:05.  This points us to Revelation 12:1-5 and the Woman God-crowned Keystone in Window of the Open Book (seen at the end of this post).  Now, let us continue, on page 534:8-535:18, with the battle between the serpent-red dragon and the woman God-crowned. {My interpolations.}

     Genesis iii. 14, 15.  And the Lord God [Jehovah] said unto the serpent,…I will put enmity [hatred; ill will] between thee and the woman, and between thy seed {Cain} and her seed {Seth; the spiritual ideal}; it shall bruise thy head {break up your leadership in religious matters}, and thou shalt bruise {impair} his heel {spiritual progress}.

     This prophecy has been fulfilled.  The Son {spiritual seed} of the Virgin-mother {Mary, a woman God-crowned} 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.” [Man is not material (in the flesh) he is spiritual (in the Spirit).]
     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 {drown in a flood of lies about her} 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 seed of Truth and the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, – yea, the seed of Spirit 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.

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     Genesis iii. 16.  Unto the woman {God-crowned} He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow {deep distress and regret} and thy {spiritual} conception: in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children {spiritual ideas}; and thy desire shall be to thy {Christ} husband, and he shall rule over thee.

     Divine Science deals its chief blow at the supposed material foundations of life and intelligence.  It dooms idolatry {personal sense}.  A belief in other gods {many brains}, 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 gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men?  Truth is indeed “the way.”

{End of quote.}

     How is multiplying the woman’s sorrow a blessing when to finite sense it seems as if this sorrow is a curse?  If the woman had an easy life, harmony in matter (health, wealth, etc.), then she would have never discovered the Truth.  She would not have been motivated to follow “the way” of Christ.  It was partly due to Mary Baker Glover Patterson’s suffering in the belief of matter-body that she searched for the healing method that Christ Jesus used.  She never gave up.
     In Revelation 12:1 we have the woman “clothed with the sun” for she is clothed in Spirit.  She is not naked (clothed in matter).  The moon is under her feet, for she has dominion over material forces and matter laws.  On her head is the crown with twelve stars (for the twelve sons of Jacob).  These twelve sons (suns) are the children of Israel (Jacob) who “wrestled with error, sin, and sense” but are “governed by divine Science.”  (S&H 583:7)

     Children of Israel.  The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ’s offspring. (S&H 583:5)

     Now over to “The Apocalypse” on page 562:22-28 of the Textbook, we read:

     Revelation xii. 2.  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

     Also the spiritual idea is typified by a woman in travail [labor], waiting to be delivered of her sweet promise, but remembering no more her sorrow [that is multiplied in Genesis] for joy that the [spiritual] birth goes on; for great is the [spiritual] idea, and the travail portentous [prophetic].

[My interpolations.  End of quote.]

     After the introduction to the woman the red dragon enters the Bible Text.  The red (Adam clay of matter) dragging on of ecclesiastical despotism (animal magnetism) is after the man child, but this man child is caught up unto heaven (harmony).  So the red dragon focuses on the woman God-crowned.

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     Moving on to the solution to the war between the flesh and Spirit we read in the Textbook on page 566:25:

     Revelation xii.  7, 8.  And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought, and his angels [carnal thoughts], and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

     The Old Testament assigns to the angels, God’s divine messages, different offices.  Michael’s characteristic is spiritual strength.  He leads the hosts of heaven against the power of sin, Satan, and fights the holy wars.  Gabriel has the more quiet task of imparting a sense of the ever-presence of ministering Love.  These angels deliver us from the depths.  Truth and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails [remember the children of Israel] through the understanding of God.  The Gabriel of His presence has no contests.  To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.  Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle.  Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them.  Thus endeth the conflect between the flesh and Spirit.

[End of quote.]

Suffer Children FE matrix

Because the script is hard to read (above) I have broken it down for you.  I hope that you can read the information.

Suffer Children FE matrix BSuffer Children FE matrix C

     And so the red dragon is cast out of heaven, out of conscious harmonious thought (as depicted in the illustration seen below).  The bush seen outside the window has the shape of a dragon and it is outside the window.

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     The next quote from Science and Health begins on page 570:8 and goes to 572:2.  [My interpolations.]

     Revelation xii. 15, 16.  And the serpent cast out of his mouth water [lies, false teachings about the woman God-crowned] as a flood, after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away [be out of sight, out of thought, so that she is forgotten] of the flood.  And the earth [the Christ element] helped the woman [God-crowned with the twelve stars], and the earth opened her mouth [with spiritual teachings about the woman God-crowned], and swallowed up [takes control over] the flood [the flood of lies against the woman God-crowned] which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

     Millions of unprejudiced minds – simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert – are waiting and watching for rest and drink.  Give them a cup of cold water [spiritual teachings] in Christ’s name, and never fear the consequences.  What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea [that is Mary Baker Eddy]?  He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night.  In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood.  Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks.  The waters will be pacified [calmed], and Christ will command [control] the wave.
     When God heals the sick or the sinning, they should know the great benefit which Mind has wrought.  They should also know the great delusion of mortal mind, when it makes them sick or sinful.  Many are willing to open the eyes of the people to the power of good resident in divine Mind, but they are not so willing to point out the evil in human thought, and expose evil’s hidden mental ways of accomplishing iniquity.  [Remember how the serpent said that the forbidden fruit would open their eyes?]
     Why this backwardness, since exposure [the unmasking of animal magnetism] is necessary to ensure the avoidance of the evil?  Because people like you better when you tell them their virtues than when you tell them their vices.  It requires the spirit of our blessed Master to tell a man his faults, and so risk human displeasure for the sake of doing right and benefitting our race.  Who is telling mankind of the foe [animal magnetism, personal sense] in ambush [that which is hidden, that which is masked or covered]?  Is the informer one who sees the foe?  If so, listen and be wise.  Escape from evil, and designate those as unfaithful stewards who have seen the danger and yet have given no warning.
     At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good.  Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil.  Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.  The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity.
     Through trope and metaphor, the Revelator, immortal scribe of Spirit and of a true idealism, furnishes the mirror in which mortals may see their own image.  In significant figures he depicts the thoughts which he beholds in mortal mind.  Thus he rebukes the conceit of sin, and foreshadows its doom.  With his spiritual strength, he has opened wide the gates of glory, and illumined the night of paganism with the sublime grandeur of divine Science, outshining, sin, sorcery, lust, and hypocrisy.  He takes away mitre and sceptre.  He enthrones pure and undefiled religion, and lifts on high only those who have washed their robes white in obedience and suffering.

[End of quote.]

     Mary Baker Eddy brings Genesis and Revelation together on page 572:3.

     Thus we see, in both the first and last books of the Bible – in Genesis and in the Apocalypse – that sin is to be Christianly and scientifically reduced to its native nothingness.  “Love one another” (I John, iii. 23), is the most simple and profound counsel of the inspired writer.  In Science we are children of God; but whatever is of material sense, or mortal, belongs not to His children, for materiality is the inverted image of spirituality.
     Love fulfills the law of Christian Science, and nothing short of this divine Principle, understood and demonstrated, can ever furnish the vision of the Apocalypse, open the seven seals of error with Truth, or uncover the myriad illusions of sin, sickness, and death.  Under the supremacy of Spirit, it will be seen and acknowledged that matter must disappear.

[End of quote.]

     These seven seals of error are spoken of in Revelation 5.  These seven seals of error keep the Bible closed (misunderstood).  In the above Illustration of SUFFER THE CHILDREN the Grandfather clock reads 5:05.  This points us to Revelation 5:1-5 with the Lamb of God.  “The spiritual idea of Love; self-immolation; innocence and purity; sacrifice.” (S&H 590:9)  Now, this Lamb of God, being the spiritual idea of Love, is the angel Gabriel – the girl who sits with the “little book open” (Revelation 10).  It is Mary Baker Eddy’s successor who sits in the foursquare chair underneath Venus, the Morning Star of divine Science.  This child has Science and Health Key to the Scriptures open (it is an open Stargate).

     Children.  The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love. (S&H 582:28-29)

     The old man of religion sits in a rocking chair and his Bible is a closed book (not spiritually understood).  Mary Baker Eddy, the woman God-crowned, is Michael (Truth) while her successor is Gabriel (Love).  It is the mission of Gabriel to present the Holy City Matrix to the world, this is why her Textbook is an open book (the Open Stargate).

Window of the Open Book (on the southern wall of The First Church of Christ Scientist)

Window of the Open Book (on the southern wall of The First Church of Christ Scientist)