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Find Your True Nature and Become a New Creature!

Craig L. Ghislin, C.S., Glen Ellyn (Bartlett), IL
Posted Monday, May 15th, 2017

Find Your True Nature [from Above] and Become a New Creature!
Metaphysical Application Ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson on:

“Soul and Body”
May 15—21, 2017

By Craig L. Ghislin, C.S. of Glen Ellyn, Illinois (Bartlett)
craig.ghislincs@icloud.com / (630) 830-8683

{Warren letting the TOP NEEDS OF THE WEEK be known.]

All over the northern hemisphere springtime is in full flower, bringing fresh growth, and renewal. This is a perfect time for each of us to think about putting on our “new natures.” The Golden Text reminds us that the new man is “truly righteous and holy.” Righteousness and holiness correlate respectively to our service to man, and our service to God. Theologian Albert Barnes (1798-1870) says the new man refers to our “renovated nature.” He writes, “… [This] regeneration is not a trifling change. It is not a mere change of relations, or of the outward condition…it is much more.” It is not possible for such dramatic changes to be the result of a merely human exercise or desire. True regeneration occurs through the action of Spirit, God, and is an awakening to our true identity as Soul’s expression.

The Responsive Reading elaborates on the process of regeneration. Putting on “the new man” may be a welcome change for some, but others might not be so eager to put off “the old man” they are so familiar with. In either case, the process can be challenging. Traditional theology often speaks of “the new man” in terms of a spiritual life hereafter, but in Christian Science we undertake to begin that transformation right where we are. Life’s challenges and difficulties may threaten to defeat us, but outward challenges build inward strength. The so-called outward man, or man of the flesh perishes, but we know through Jesus’ demonstration that the inward man continues to thrive. The troubles we face in the flesh may seem difficult for a time, and may even seem unbearable, but these hardships are momentary compared to the eternal glory we shall find as we wake up to spiritual life.

Paul says the worldly minded look on “things which are seen,” but the Christian looks at “things which are not seen” To “look” at something, writes John Gill (1697-1771), is to desire it. The Christian desires nothing of the senses. The objects of sense are temporal, part of a finite timeline. But the spiritual things, the unseen, are eternal—timeless.

Paul also refers to the body as a tabernacle. According to Adam Clarke (c.1760 - 1832), this comparison is significant because the tabernacle that housed the Ark of the Covenant could be taken down and remade as they moved from place to place. Clarke interprets this as a simile for the resurrection. Barnes considers the body related to tabernacle in the sense that the body is not a permanent dwelling place for the soul any more than the tabernacle was for the Ark of the Covenant. That seems logical at first, but the problem is it implies that the soul resides in the body. In reality the body is not a dwelling for the soul. God is the only Soul. What we call “a body” is only a fabrication in mortal consciousness.

Paul fully expects that in the resurrection we will be freed from the encumbrance of the fleshly body. He says, we groan not to be rid of the tabernacle (body) through death, but that we might wake up to immortal being. As Barnes puts it, “The future body shall never be taken down or dissolved by death.” But why wait for a “future body?” In Science, there is only one reality; so we embrace the renewal process right now. We “walk”—we live each day—“by faith, not by sight.” This is the impetus of our life’s journey.

Section 1: Soul Is Outside the Body

Walking by faith instead of by sight requires a radically new outlook. God’s ways are higher than our ways (B1). This means the spiritual reality is more than an improvement of a human viewpoint. It’s entirely new. For instance, one might suppose that it’s spiritually minded to think of God as the creator of the material body, as opposed to the belief that the body is a purely material phenomenon. But the truly spiritual approach is to recognize that God didn’t create us materially at all. God created us spiritually. Jeremiah declares we are God’s people and that His will for us is only good (B2). The psalmist notes that man is not self-created. We are God’s creation, and we are the object of His constant, tender care (B3). The epitome of creation is Christ, the ideal man. To many commentators, the Christ is what the psalmist refers to as, “the perfection of beauty.” John Gill explains, “Christ… is the perfection of beauty; he is fairer than the children of men; he is more glorious than the angels in heaven: as Mediator, he is full of grace and truth, which makes him very lovely and amiable to his people.”

In Christian Science, “Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else” (S1). Our textbook confirms that Soul, or God, is the only creator, and that Soul has nothing to do with creating a material body, nor does Soul inhabit a material form. If we think of Soul as inhabiting a body we are mistaken. In order to understand true Life and immortality, we have to drop this mistaken view (S2). The net effect of believing that the soul is housed in a physical shell called a body is the belief that we are our bodies, or that our bodies define us. Many believe they are helpless prisoners in bodies that behave independently. But Christian Science reverses this belief. In Christian Science, the body is tributary [subordinate] to Mind (S4). Mind is another name Mrs. Eddy uses for God or Soul. So in effect, Soul governs the body—not the other way around.

As noted above, many people feel that our souls inhabit the body. But if God is Soul, there is only one Soul, and it is impossible for divine, infinite God, or Soul to be encased in a body (S5). Man reflects Soul. Soul is God, and man is God’s image, or reflection (S6). I always like to remember when thinking of man as God’s reflection, that if we think of someone looking into a mirror, the reflection isn’t in the mirror, it’s in the observer. Therefore if man is God’s reflection, and God is the observer, man exists in God, not God in man. This understanding of “the nature of man” embodies the scriptural sense of the terms “image” and “likeness” (S7).

Section 2: The Body Is Not You

Commentaries generally take Isaiah’s command to “Cease…from man, whose breath is in his nostrils” to mean we should refrain from admiring, trusting or confiding in mortal man. But it is also a call to stop thinking of ourselves as mortal in any way (B5). Similarly, traditional interpretation of Paul’s instruction on the “earthy” versus the “heavenly” (B6) is often thought of as a promise that in the life to come sinning mortals will drop the image of Adam, and bear the image of the Savior. But Christian Science teaches that as we put on our heavenly natures, we immediately exhibit, and experience a more spiritual existence.

Paul warns of the dangers of carnal mindedness (B7, PS#1). John Wesley (1703-1791) describes those who mind the things of the flesh as they, “Who remain under the guidance of corrupt nature…[who] Have their thoughts and affections fixed on such things as gratify corrupt nature; namely, on things visible and temporal; on things of the earth, on pleasure, (of sense or imagination,) praise, or riches.

One of the reasons men “live after the flesh” is because they feel that the flesh defines them. But Mrs. Eddy knew that there was much more to a man than his body; and that the body didn’t produce the identity that seems to reside in it. Identity is our oneness with God. Our identity is what God knows about us—who we are despite the body. We are God’s—Soul’s—expression (S8). As mentioned earlier, we generally believe, and are taught by the schools, that we exist in a world outside of us, and that we are in our bodies. But our textbook explains that there is nothing “outside of us” at all. What seems to be “out there” is in fact, a totally subjective experience (S9). This means it’s all happening within consciousness. Even our bodies are embraced in our thought. “Mortal mind and body are one. Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind” (S10). Remember a “concept” is a notion of thought, whereas, perception is something discerned with eyes open. Mortal mind constructs within itself its own framework, and we believe we are in it. It’s like a dream at night. It all seems very real, but the whole thing is a construct of consciousness. The key here is that mortal mind is claiming to be the consciousness, and therefore the framework in which it resides is also mortal.

But our textbook explains that the chains that bind us are the very beliefs that we live “in” the body rather than in Spirit (S11). We have the choice whether or not to accept this mortal framework. We are either spiritual or not. In my last CedarS Met I mentioned a book titled Biocentrism by Dr. Robert Lanza and Bob Berman. In the past month I’ve also read the sequel, Beyond Biocentrism in which the authors claim in part that, “There is no universe without perception. Consciousness and the cosmos are correlative. They are one and the same” (p. 127); and “The universe we perceive is inside our mind” (p. 167). This universe of course, includes our concept of body. This sounds very spiritual. However, the consciousness that conceives of a material body and universe is still mortal. Mrs. Eddy writes, we are bringing out our own ideal and it’s either temporal—time based, or eternal (S12). The only way to be spiritual is to live in the Spirit without any relation to matter, and to have the consciousness of Truth and Love (S13). Looking away from body to Spirit and holding to it spiritualizes our experience.

Section 3: Washing Away Pride

One obstacle to seeing the true sense of Soul and body is pride (B8). Naaman was probably pretty pleased with himself. He was the captain of the king’s army and, no doubt everyone deferred to him. Albert Barnes’ definition of “the proud” could easily be applied to Naaman. “The proud are those who have an inordinate self-esteem; who have a high and unreasonable conceit of their own excellence or importance. This may extend to anything; to beauty, or strength, or attainments, or family, or country, or equipage, or rank, or even religion.”

Naaman’s story (B9) comes up fairly often in the Lesson. In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy speaks about the need to become as a child and leave the old for the new. The number “seven” often means completeness. The fact that Naaman dipped “seven times,” indicates he did whatever was needed to complete his purification and transformation. One of the things Naaman had to leave behind was his arrogant expectation of how Elisha was going to heal him. Do we ever find ourselves in a similar position? When seeking healing, do we have pre-conceived notions about how our healing will come about? Do we already think we know what a practitioner should do, or what we should do ourselves? Naaman needed to let go of his pre-conceptions in order to be healed, and maybe we do too.

To paraphrase our textbook, “recognizing the need for what [we] have not,” (S14) is a good definition of humility. Every time I see the phrase about the willingness of children to leave the old for the new, I think of when our daughter was a little girl and she used to decorate her room for the holidays. The day after any particular holiday she was already setting up for the next one. She had no sentimentality about hanging on to the old stuff.

Now we might ask, “Why on earth would anyone want to hang on to discord or disease?” Good question! Why would they? While we don’t particularly enjoy suffering, we often hang on to false character traits because we think they are part of us, and also because we don’t always recognize them as negatives. But what about disease? Well again, we tend to identify ourselves with the disease even though we don’t want the illness. How often do you hear people say things like, “my arthritis” or “my sore back”? We have to be willing to let that go, and have the humility to do whatever it takes to gain our freedom. We find the truth as we are, “honest, unselfish, loving and meek” enough to acknowledge our need to put others before ourselves (S15).

Once more, Science and Health reminds us that Soul, or Spirit, is outside of matter never in it (S16). Additionally, we’ve already mentioned that the belief of a body is nothing more than an image of thought in mortal mind. People believe that there is nothing they can do about sickness because either; a.) The body produces sickness; or, b.) God has allowed it. Neither of these beliefs is true. Just as the human mind produces the belief of a body, it also produces the belief of sickness in that body. Understanding this “breaks the dream of disease” because while it seems there’s not much we can do to change the body, we can always change our thought. Our textbook says, our “ignorance of God…produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony” (S17).

Section 4: Sin Darkens Our View

There are no loopholes in the relationship of Soul and body. People like the idea of the body being subservient to thought when it comes to sickness, but they don’t mind letting the body call the shots when it comes to pleasure. The scriptures teach the constancy of Christ (B10). Jesus taught his followers that if they were consistent in their obedience to the truth, they would find freedom from the bondage of the flesh. He warned that obedience to sin was tantamount to voluntary imprisonment to the senses. Jesus was the most consistently pure man that ever trod the globe. He used the analogy that the son of a household always lives there, but servants come and go (B11, PS#2). This illustrated the fact that Jesus always maintained obedience to holiness and purity, while his followers sometimes did, and other times did not.

The letter to the Ephesians is direct (B12). Non-believers dimly view spirituality because their sins darken their minds. The phrase “being past feeling” means to be shameless—to have no remorse at all for the wrongs committed. Barnes describes this condition as: “Wholly hardened in sin. There is a total want of all emotion on moral subjects. This is an accurate description of the state of a sinner. He has no “feeling,” no emotion. He often gives an intellectual assent to the truth, but it is without emotion of any kind. The heart is insensible as the hard rock.” John Wesley adds that being past feeling means being past pain. He says, “Pain urges the sick to seek a remedy, which, where there is no pain, is little thought of.” Just so, if the sinner feels no pain he is less likely to change his behavior. Christ teaches us to put off “the old man”—the man of the flesh, and put on the new man”—our spiritual natures. Indulging in illicit sensuality blinds us to the reality of our spiritual natures because it puts the body in control. Lusts are not only pursued through deceit, but they also deceive us. If we allow the body the ability to control us with pleasure, we have to take the flip side of the coin, and endure sensual pain as well.

Our textbook promises that if we follow Jesus’ teachings the darkness of material sense will be lifted (S18). Mrs. Eddy reiterates the biblical warning that the pleasures of sense open the door to the pains of sense (S19). She isn’t shy about warning us that the pains are sometimes necessary to turn us away from the pleasures of sense. She gives an account of rescuing one from “seeming spiritual oblivion, in which the senses had engulfed him” (S20). This may seem to be an overly dramatic way of putting it, but it is true that sometimes we get so steeped in sin that it’s like we don’t even know what we’re doing. We can no longer even recognize right from wrong. It’s a state that Mrs. Eddy refers to as “moral idiocy.” She writes, “Without a sense of one’s oft-repeated violations of divine law, the individual may become morally blind, and this deplorable mental state is moral idiocy” (Mis. 107:22-25).

Those steeped in sin may try to “muscle,” or “reason” their way out of it, but ultimately the only path to freedom is to learn the way in Christian Science, and allow the “higher law of Soul” (S21) to prevail. Modern behavior theory recognizes that imposing restrictions on behavior may stop the illicit activity for a while, but once the pressure on the behavior is lifted, it pops right back up again, just like trying to sink an ice cube. Underneath it all, one’s belief system is really the engine that motivates our actions, and that’s what needs to be attended to. Mrs. Eddy knew this long ago, and urged us to renew our spiritual vitality through study and understanding of Science. When we get it, the desire for sensuality dissipates, and we find peace.

Section 5: It’s Never Too Late to Be Reborn

People often say that to demonstrate the truths of Christian Science takes a lot of effort, or that you really need to be strong to be successful. Actually, human willpower, or fortitude, has little if anything to do with it. We demonstrate Christian Science by getting human will out of the way, and yielding entirely to the power of God. Isaiah represents God as the true giver of strength and help. It is God that upholds us through every challenge (B13). God delights in His elect, and puts His spirit upon them (B14). Some might interpret this to mean: God only helps those whom He has chosen, and the rest are out of luck. But God’s “elect” are really all of His ideas. Isaiah mentions God leading the blind and making the darkness “light before them.” Section 4 speaks of those who are blinded by wickedness. So “the blind” includes sinners as well. No matter what condition, or time of life we seem to be in, the spirit of Truth has the power to renew our natures. Albert Barnes quotes Martin Luther regarding the passage about the bruised reed: “He does not cast away, nor crush, nor condemn the wounded in conscience, those who are terrified in view of their sins; the weak in faith and practice, but watches over and cherishes them, makes them whole, and affectionately embraces them.”

Barnes also mentions that the “smoking flax” refers to that which is weak or feeble—literally “the expiring wick of a lamp, when the oil is almost consumed.” It’s really a very comforting thought—to know that we are always supported no matter how dim our light may be shining. Nicodemus didn’t follow Jesus openly, but he was humble enough to approach Jesus with an open mind. Jesus told Nicodemus that in order to see the kingdom of God he must be “born again” (B15, PS#3). Nicodemus didn’t understand, so explaining further, Jesus tells him that we need to be born of the Spirit. I find it interesting that theologian John Gill cites historical information mentioning that Nicodemus was quite possibly one of the “three rich men in Jerusalem” and that it was said he “was able to have maintained a city ten years.” If this were the case, it is all the more remarkable that he had any interest at all in learning more about the kingdom of heaven. How different is his response to that of the rich man who left dejected after Jesus told him to sell all that he had (See Matt. 19:16-22).

Sometimes it is said that those who are well off have little incentive to search for spiritual treasures, because of their earthly comforts. But wealth isn’t the only thing that ties people to the flesh. In the previous section we were reminded about the downward gravitation of sensuality. Wesley tells us to be “born again” is no mere external profession, and that no ceremonial ordinance or privilege of human heritage can produce it. It is “an entire change of heart as well as of life, … only… wrought in man by the almighty power of God…” [PS#3]

Jesus’ mission challenged the religious conventions of his time. He transcended cold theory of dogma with the vibrant, living example of what it means to be a child of God (S23). His teaching is still alive today through our textbook. Our Leader urged her students to open their hearts to discover their true spiritual natures, and “feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life” (S25). It is a key point that the “real man is governed by Soul instead of sense” (S26). We all need to wake up to the fact, that material sense and material history and circumstances do not determine who we are, why we are, or what we are. Our identities are born in Soul and stay there. Our true selfhood is untouched by the flesh (S27). We don’t live in the flesh even for an instant.

Section 6: You Are Soul’s Reflection

Many of us tend to think that Christian Science teaches the complete denial of the body. Well that’s not entirely true. What we consider “our body” is not an objective chunk of matter that we involuntarily inhabit. As we learned in Section 2, “Mortal mind and body are one.” So, what we consider our “body” is a belief of mortal mind, not a thing. What we deny is the belief of a limited mortal structure that is supposed to contain life and our soul, or essence. But our essence—our Soul—is God. And we don’t live in a material form called body because we live in God. The scriptures tell us that our body and our spirit are God’s (B16). Our true identity is conceived of, framed, and outlined by God, divine Mind. So we do have a body of sorts. But it’s a spiritual idea not a material object. This true sense of body is preserved—not destroyed—and it is blameless, innocent, pure and perfect (B17).

Jesus knew that all the attributes, abilities, functionality, and qualities of God, Soul are manifested through man. This understanding overrules any inferior beliefs that deceive us into thinking otherwise. The result is healing (S28). As Christians, we don’t blindly accept the material sense evidence that says we are imprisoned in material bodies. We see what worldly thought does not. We see spiritually (S29). We can only be what God sees because God is the only seer. We are Soul’s reflection (S30). As we realize this and allow ourselves to let the truth of being renew our lives, we will find our true natures in Soul.


Warren’s (W’s) PS#1—Cobbey Crisler on Romans 8:6 (B7) “to be carnally minded”
“Judging by appearances is the same as to be carnally minded.”
[From notes on Cobbey’s quotes in Warren’s wide-margin Bible]

W’s PS#2—Cobbey Crisler on John 8:32 (B11). W: Detect & correct fake news & views.
“John 8:32 Here is the recipe for freedom, “It's the truth itself that makes you free." It is the fact that makes you free. In John 8:44, the devil is defined not only as a liar but also as a murderer from the beginning. If you analyze that again, the devil has one of two purposes when it enters into the thoughts and lives of man. It is either to murder or to kill ourselves or others. That's the motive prompting the thought, critical or otherwise. Remember, judging righteous judgment eliminates most criticisms, and not judging according to appearance. It tries to either kill our neighbor or us, or its purpose is to deceive, one or the other.”

The Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple by B. Cobbey Crisler

W’s PS#2—Cobbey Crisler on John 3:1-6 (B15). W: Be born from above for a breakthrough!
“This is a theological breakthrough that’s incalculable. You can’t see the kingdom, which, by the way, he told us was not only within, but also here, right here. It wasn't a future far-off thing. "But to see it one must be born from above.” This is a definition of nativity which sounds totally impractical for us as human beings, and yet it's apparently something that Jesus based his whole theology upon. He got the results from the concept that man is born from above.. We ran into that in the first chapter of John, Verses 12 and 13, when he said, “We all, if we will receive it, have the authority to become the sons of God. But to be God's son means you've got to cut the animal connection, those links or roots in "blood, will of the flesh, and will of man” Sever those links.

A higher nativity, is that practical?

John 3: 4. Nicodemus wonders about that himself. He even goes to the extreme of saying, "How do you do that? Do you climb back into your mother’s womb, and get born all over again?” This is obviously a negatively impossible event, so Nicodemus is somewhat laughing up his sleeve.

John 3: 5. Then Jesus says, "Except a man be born of water—which was the usual way by which children were born, in the presence of water—"and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” The normal, natural biological birth is not going to do anything. In order to enter the kingdom or dominion of God, something about nativity has to be understood. A nativity that is higher and not tied into biology. Why?

Because of John 3:6, one of the most practical statements ever made in the Bible, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh.” And it's not going to rise any higher than its source. Should we be doing something about recognizing origin in Spirit? Is this what is behind the meaning, again, logos? Get to the meaning. Nativity in Spirit. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh.” It's never going to go anywhere else. That's pretty clear cut.

We've got to get out of that concept of flesh. Again, is this really practical theology? Or is it, again, pie in the sky? If we have any concept of arising at some spiritual goal, then we’ve got to start as if we originated there.

John 3:9, Nicodemus says, “How can these things be?"

John 3:10, Jesus said, “You’re a teacher in Israel, and you haven't grasped these things?" Think of the average point of view when you've been dealing with the Bible all your life.

Then in John 3:13 he makes one of those magnificent statements that requires almost a lifetime search. "No man hath ascended up to heaven." Isn't that what practically every religion puts in the heart of its communicants? Doesn't everybody want to get to a destination labeled heaven? "Ascended up to heaven," but no one gets there, except "he that came down from heaven.” The same thing, "That which is born of the Spirit is spirit,” John 3:6. You can't get there via flesh.

Apparently this critical awareness of man's nativity as God's child free from "blood, the will of flesh (lust) or the will of man," is not just a nice theory. Jesus is introducing it as the prerequisite for comprehending the kingdom of God and seeing it here and now. The son of Man sees it humanly, "No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the son of Man which is in heaven.” Is it possible for humanhood to experience the kind of harmony on earth as it is in heaven? There is the major challenge.

It's almost the same question that God asks Job 38:33, after all the mental argument is through for forty chapters or so, when God says to Job, "Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?" Imagine being able to express the dominion of heaven right on earth. Is that possible for the son of Man? Or must we wait for some future event where we float up to the sky on a pink cloud somewhere with a harp from Angel Rent-A-Harp, Incorporated?

That’s a problem. We often try to rent a harp instead of earn it.

How practical this is, "No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man already there." Never moved. That claim, then, is of heavenly nativity [Genesis 1, not Genesis 2. (W).] It has to be something that is of major importance, for John [& MBE (W)] to include it, and give it so much space.”
The Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple by B. Cobbey Crisler


[TOP NEEDS OF THE WEEK:
1) $8.4k still needed (of 9.7k total) for Bible Lands Park (BLP) upgrades: $2.2k for smaller BLP shade structure to replace by 19-yr old tent “Tabernacle in the Wilderness”; and $7.5k for scriptural pavers on “Paul’s Trail” so BLP visitors and Cable Skiers can hourly see and “Walk in the Way of God's Word”.

2) $1.3k still needed (of $2k total) for a key repair (in $50 increments) to replace (recently discovered) deteriorating subfloor and tile in a large Settlers House bathroom. (Matched!)
3) $1.4k still needed (of $3k total) for grass around our new Sports Center before camp (in $50 sections). Volunteers welcome and coming on this coming weekend to lay sod 14 feet out from the wrap-around porch where construction was just done to stop mud tracking. (Too late for seed to become lawn before our Memorial Weekend Grand Opening! –Matched!)

Thanks to earlier outpourings of love and support, CedarS is doing other needed Maintenance work before our 56th season, our "adopted" herd of horses are also being well cared for, AND a growing stream of campership applications are being granted. However, we still need donations of about $85,000 more to grant the campership requests that traditionally come during this season. We also need ~$12k to meet our $50k match for Adopt the Herd! (CedarS Adopt the Herd matching fund opportunity goes through the end of our fiscal year, 9-30-17.) Thanks way beyond words and whinnies to each of you who are grateful for CedarS weekly metaphysical and Sunday School offerings as well as for our work. Especially helpful are your much-needed MONTHLY gifts, past and ongoing, that can be started and adjusted at: www.cedarscamps.org/giving ]

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