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FAITH ON TRIAL – A Book Review

            FAITH On TRIAL Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science, and the First Amendment is a book published in 2014.  Peter A. Wallner is the author.  He was the library director at the New Hampshire Historical Society.  He “spent thirty years as a history teacher and administrator at private schools in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio.  He has a Ph.D. in history from The Pennsylvania State University.”[1]  He is not a Christian Scientist; he is an agnostic.

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WONDERFUL LESSON

“5/3/1894 (in the handwriting of Laura Sargent – household worker for Mary Baker Eddy) — Mother explained what Jesus meant when he said, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and thy neighbor as thyself; on this hangs all the law.’  In order to love God we must honor and love the Way.  How can we love God unless we love His idea which shows us the way and which is the Way, and in order to honor and love the Way we must have a true sense of the individual through whom the Way has been manifested to us, else we are not keeping the law to love our neighbor as ourself, or doing by our neighbor as we would be done by.  [“His Idea” and “this individual” is Mary Baker Eddy.]  Mother [a title used for Mary Baker Eddy] explained Matthew 15:4 and showed us that the Truth which gives us spiritual birth is our Father and Mother and is what we are to love and honor.  Then she explained the difference between a human sense of love and the spiritual sense.  Our whole salvation rests upon the manner in which we treat her, since the Way comes to us through her and God demands that we love our neighbor by having the spiritual sense of our neighbor, and the spiritual sense of our Teacher and Mother as God’s idea that we must love and honor.  Now when we try to kiss her, and caress her, this is not loving and honoring the Way; it is dishonoring the Way or idea, and thus dishonoring God, and this material sense is what God is rebuking in us; and then when the rebuke comes, we look through the material sense to the person, — which in the spiritual sense is not our Teacher and Mother or the Way at all – and think she is unjust and (does not) love us and blame her for the discord, when all the time it is God rebuking us through the Way, through the idea of God that is expressing God’s condemnation of this false material sense that would forever shut us out of His presence.  Out material sense of Mrs. Eddy is person or a personal sense, which is a dishonor to her and God, for God’s idea of her is the spiritual sense of man; namely, the Way, the Truth, the Life, Christ, the spiritual sense of Love, of good, which is the divine Science of God and man.  Now, when I kiss and embrace the person, I dishonor God and His idea, and this material sense of love which is false, opens the way for another false sense i.e., hate to come in; then we blame the one that rebukes us and hate them, when the spiritual idea or real individual is showing us how much she loves us by showing us the Way, voicing God’s idea, which would give us dominion if we only followed obediently.

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The Prisoner

of 1967

Editor’s note:  I wrote the original draft of The Prisoner of 1967 in 2009, then went over it again in 2015, but I feel that it is time to actually post it (in 2020) because of the conditions around the world right now.

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The Cholera Bed Syndrome

            In my last post I quoted from Mary Baker Eddy’s SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES and told about a medical (?) experiment used on a man.  These experimenters gave the man a bed to sleep in, however, they told him that the previous occupant had died of cholera.  It was a lie and the man believed their lie.  He was afraid of getting sick from cholera and dying.  The test results showed that even though the germs and disease were nowhere around the bed, and never had been around or in the bed, the man got sick and died.  I have decided to call this the “cholera bed syndrome.”

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A Bioengineered Influenza or Virus

            Is coronavirus a disease that was bioenginered?  If it was, does it make a difference as to how potent it is?

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Seven Days – Appendix

            This following is from Max Kappeler’s book Epitomes for the Spiritually Structured Interpretation of the Christian Science Textbook.[1]  Kappeler’s book covers the whole book of SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy.  I wanted to share this with you, in case it may help explain to you, in more detail the tones covering the fifteenth chapter of “Genesis”.  {My interpolations will be in this type of bracket.}  It is all in media layout because I could not present it to you as I wanted to without doing it this way.

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Seven Days Part 3

            From this point onward in “Genesis” is Part 3 (Mary Baker Eddy does not assign part numbers to chapter fifteen) or the third section.  The last BIBLE verse of Part 2 was Genesis 4:16 about Cain dwelling in the land of Nod (dreamland).  Nod actually means “ashes” or “to incinerate”.  So to me, the land of Nod could actually mean death.  Is not mortal life said to begin with dust (nothingness)?  Is this birth into ash or dust able to lead us anywhere but to death in dust or ashes?    “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust” are the words used by some priests at funerals.  Because Adam fell asleep and never woke up it is safe to say that his offspring of error, Cain, lives in dreamland (the land of Nod).  I believe the land of Nod means ‘a place or consciousness of sleep or slumber’ because of the phrase “he nodded off”.  It comes from the nod of one’s head.  But, if we take the different meanings of nod and put them together, it could simply mean that the whole belief that you are born into matter and then die out of matter (ashes to ashes, dust to dust) is nothing but a big fat dream!

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Seven Days Part 2

[Truth as Principle – Man’s oneness with God (Principle) is expressed in the wholeness of manhood and womanhood – one-in-all and all-in-one – and Soul as the Christ as the Christ within the Word as Christianity]
Genesis 1. 27.  So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them.

Ideal man and woman
            To emphasize this momentous thought, it is repeated that God made man in His own image, to reflect the divine Spirit.  It follows that man is a generic term.  Masculine, feminine, and neuter genders are human concepts.  In one of the ancient languages the word for man is used also as the synonym of mind.  This definition has been weakened by anthropomorphism, or a humanization of Deity.  The word anthropomorphic, in such a phrase as “an anthropomorphic God,” is derived from two Greek words, signifying man and form, and may be defined as a mortally mental attempt to reduce Deity to corporeality.  The life-giving quality of Mind is Spirit, not matter.  The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth.  The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.  In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity.
            [Think about it, if man is actually a synonym of mind then why are today’s Left (those who claim to be feminists or on the feminists’ side?) so against the word?  Why do they think it is a horrible word and why do they sick the thought police on it and try to change words like manhole?  I will go so far in saying that mentality could mean “mantality”.  The reason why the Left is against the word has nothing to do with sexual inequality and everything to do with the anti-Christ.

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Seven Days Part 1

After posting WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE BIBLE? I decided that I would go ahead and post this series with it, as I feel that they go with each other.

 

SEVEN DAYS – “the numerals of infinity”

            And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God Almighty; but by My name Jehovah was I not known to them. Exodus.

            All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.  In Him was life; and the life was the light of man. John.

            Why is the first BIBLE verse so important to understanding the book of Genesis?  It is because this verse means that the Patriarchs did not know the Lord God Jehovah of the second creation story (Genesis 2:4 onward) but knew only the God Elohim, the God Almighty of the first creation story (Genesis 1-2:3).  Likewise, the second BIBLE verse is equally important in understanding the difference between the two creation stories because God made all things Spirit (Elohim) not matter (Jehovah).  God is Life itself, and the Life that is God is the Light (Mind) of man – spoken of in the first creation story.
            The BIBLE tells us that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years.  So what does that mean exactly?  It is a clue to one way in which we should examine the Seven Days spoken of in Genesis 1-2:3.  In other words, we do not need to think of them as seven days with twenty-four hours each but we should think of them as a period of seven thousand years, with each day lasting around 1,000 years.  Mary Baker Eddy writes:  “The numerals of infinity, called seven days, can never be reckoned according to the calendar of time.  These days will appear as mortality disappears, and they will reveal eternity, newness of Life, in which all sense of error forever disappears and thought accepts the divine infinite calculus [of the Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science].” (SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, page 520:10-15)  In other words, it takes about 7,000 years, so it would seem, for mankind to mentally progress through the Seven Days.

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WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE BIBLE?

            Before I speak about the difference between the two creation accounts I would like to present to you an excerpt from a book called FROM REVELATION TO GENESIS, written by Englishman, W. Gordon Brown.  In these few pages, beginning on page 10, he explains how the BIBLE came to be written.  (I always capitalize the word BIBLE entirely (unless I am quoting another source) because I feel it points to the importance of the masculine BIBLE over all other books, besides its feminine mate, in the world.)  [In this first section my interpolations will be in this type of bracket.]

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