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Fully Embrace Your Spiritual Nature & Live a Holy Life Today!

Craig L. Ghislin, C.S., Glen Ellyn (Bartlett), IL
Posted Monday, September 1st, 2014

[Fully Embrace Your Spiritual Nature & Live a Holy Life Today!]
Application Ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson:

Man

September 1—7, 2014

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

[Bracketed italics by CedarS Director Warren Huff.  
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Have you ever thought of yourself as being holy?  The word “holy” in Revelation means: “hallowed, sanctify, be holy.”  To be fair, when read in context, the phrase used in the Golden Text is more of a verdict than an edict.  Commentators are fairly unified in their reading that the verse as a whole means that whatever state you’re in at the Day of Judgment, that’s the state you will remain in, good or bad.

I’m pretty sure that’s not how the compilers of this Lesson want us to think about it.  When the whole chapter is taken into account, we can see that the scene John is describing is of the new heaven and new earth.  There is no night there, and nothing sinful or evil has a place in the heavenly city.  In this sense, good and evil are separated, and if applied to our lives, the call to be holy is a call for us to shut all evil and pestilence out of our lives right now, and bring that heavenly state into our present existence.

One of our family mottos is “Live in the kingdom.”  Jesus tells us the kingdom of God is within us, so to live in the kingdom is to demonstrate holiness right here.  The good we do is fixed and cannot be contaminated.  The evil that tries to infiltrate our holiness is seen for what it is—nobody and nothing— and is shut out.

Responsive Reading
In modern times, it seems that there is a general trend toward thinking nature including wildlife, is more pure, holy, and innocent—basically closer to the divine than man.  Man is often portrayed [like in the 2009 movie “Avatar”] as the bad guy who pollutes the environment, desecrates nature, and slaughters wildlife for his own immediate ends with little forethought for the consequences of his actions to future generations. 

The first chapter of the book of Genesis takes an entirely different view.  Here, all creation is good and pure—doing exactly what God intends it to do, but the creation of man is of pre-eminent importance.  Theologian Albert Barnes notes that “in the former mandates of creation his [God’s] words had regard to the thing itself that was summoned into being; as ‘Let there be light;’ or to some preexistent object that was physically connected with the new creature; as, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass.’ But now the language of the fiat of creation ascends to the Creator himself; ‘Let us make man.’  This intimates that the new being in its higher nature is associated not so much with any part of creation as with the Eternal Uncreated himself.”  Man is a new species different from all others and created in the likeness of God.  He is closer to the divine than all else.  God manifests himself through His image, man.

Of course, the human picture of man is far from this elevated view.  Has man lost his perfection?  Has he ever had it?  If so, is it possible to, once again, be the man God made?  The Scriptures regularly remind us that our true nature must be holy because God is holy.  Whatever the human scene looks like, our true nature is intact.  The human scene changes but God’s mandate has never changed.  He created man perfect, and man must remain perfect because in heaven—in reality—God’s word is His command, and it is settled forever.  God’s creative mandate is true for every one of us throughout all ages.

Though we seem to have strayed, the word of God is ever present to light our path for us.  The psalmist prays that no iniquity—no form of sin, wicked passion or evil propensity can rule him.  The word rendered “iniquity” means, “to pant (hence to exert oneself, usually in vain: to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness…”  So the psalmist is requesting that he isn’t overtaken by the desire to pursue dead-end, worthless goals that lead to trouble.  He only seeks the understanding of God’s statutes, and he promises to be devoted to them.

Another word for holy is “consecrated,” which means set aside, or separated [see PS#1], from a common to a sacred use; devoted or dedicated to the service of God” (Student’s Reference Dictionary).  So the call to be holy is to remain devoted to our true nature and to God’s service.  As Webster puts it: “We call a man holy, when his heart is conformed in some degree to the image of God, and his life is regulated by the divine precepts.”  That sounds like something to aim for.

Section 1: God Made Man Holy [as the “divine image and likeness”—see PS #2]
The opening lines of this Lesson are from the mouth of Job (B1).  As you know, Job had suffered great loss and was also stricken with disease.  His three so-called, friends who supposedly came to help him, were really finding ways to justify Job’s condition by citing the various theological points of view that clearly indicated to them, that he must have been guilty of some wrongdoing to deserve it.  It’s not unlike the world-views today that have us wondering what we did wrong when we find ourselves in trouble.  Job clung to his innocence, and called upon God to be his witness.  He appealed to the record in heaven that knew Job as God knew him even though the world could not see it.  Job 33:4 (B2) can be a bit misleading.  In context, the words are Elihu’s.  Commentaries I’ve seen basically consider the phrase as Elihu letting Job know that he isn’t going to judge him like the other three, but that he too, like Job, is a man created by God.  In the second part of the citation (Job 33:9) Elihu states Job’s position, as he understands it.  The spiritual sense of it all is that Job is indeed declaring his innocence and sticking to it—even in the midst of calamity.

Like Job, we have to claim our innocence, our holiness.  It’s worth noting too, that Job wasn’t just declaring his innocence—the narrative shows that he really was innocent.  The psalmist too, appeals to God for help because he has always upheld God’s law and has full trust in the Lord (B3).  Yet the question also occurs to him how it is possible that such an apparently insignificant being such as man, who regularly makes mistakes, when compared to the wonders of the universe, can be blessed with dominion over the earth (B4).  The Scriptures often yield differing points of view before getting to the spiritual facts.  These various viewpoints serve to meet the reader wherever he or she is at.  They’re examples of the challenges we face, and give instructions on how to meet those challenges.  After the problem is stated, the psalms most often find their way back to a strong statement of faith and trust that even though the situation may look terrible, God is able to rectify it according to His unerring law and infinite Love.  Psalm 17:15 (B5) is the final verse culminating an entire psalm appealing to God to uphold the petitioner’s innocence in the face of vicious opposition.  The whole psalm is worth looking at because it reveals the depth of trust in God despite the host of those working against him.  [In Psalm 17:15 “David’s conclusion is that once you see God’s face, how about you as man?  His next point ‘I shall be satisfied when I awake, with thy likeness’ is really a Genesis 1 revelation that is important to healing.” (Cobbey Crisler)]

Today we face similar opposition from every sector.  Some say we are no more than a higher species of animal—that God had no hand in creation; others that God made us mortal, and we are being punished for Adam’s sin, and everything in between.  Mary Baker Eddy asked the question “What is Man?” and she came up with an answer based on the Bible: “The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God” (S1).  But she continues by maintaining that man could never be anything less than what God made him to be.  If God made man holy, he couldn’t depart from holiness.  God could never allow that to happen.  Rather than saying a mortal sinner is a fallen idea of God, she eliminates any connection between a mortal and God—“A mortal sinner is not God’s man.”  She goes even further by stating mortal existence to be a dream without entity (S2).  Then she says waking up from the dream will end the belief in mortality altogether (S3).

How can she say these things?  While the material sciences base their evidence on sense observation, Mrs. Eddy based her evidence on her understanding of God.  She completely accepts the biblical view that God is the only power or presence.  She doesn’t think of man as biological, or as a spirit in a physical body.  God is the Principle of man, and man is therefore, not a mortal (S4).  Maintaining this view makes a big difference.  Even a little bit of awareness of our true relationship with God and our spiritual nature influences our experience—and limitations of material belief start to drop away (S5).  Imagine how far we would go if we fully embraced our spiritual nature and lived a holy life.  The rest of the Lesson gives us guidance on how to do that.

Section 2: Man Cannot Be Separated from Holiness
In citation B5 the psalmist writes that he will only be satisfied when he wakes in God’s likeness.  [P.S. #2 again]  However, most of the world is lured by the temptations of the flesh.  The desires of the flesh are insatiable—impossible to satisfy.  They’re the iniquities the psalmist spoke of that come to naught.  Here in Leviticus we have the command to be holy—to sanctify ourselves by abstaining from idolatrous practices and to observe the commandments of the Lord (B6).  Again, the psalmist questions how such a vain being as man can be worthy of God’s love. Mortal man is as transitory as a shadow, a virtual blip on the screen of time. Adam Clarke explains that the blessings listed in Psalm 144 (B7) are not future hopes, but present realities. He writes, “All these expressions should be understood in the present tense.” The comparison of man to vanity is basically saying that mortal pursuits amount to nothing substantial or permanent. Whereas, devotion to God ensures the stability of the nation—to have loyal sons, providing strength, safety, and hope for the nation like strong young plants; and daughters upon whom posterity depends, as fixed as corner columns in the temple. These blessings include abundance, order, fulfillment, contentment and joy—none of which can be found without service to God. The work of the Lord redeems man and fulfills its purpose (B8). Barnes says that the wish here is “clearly that all that there is, in the divine character, which is ‘beautiful,’ which is suited to win the hearts of people to admiration, gratitude, and love—might be so manifested to them, or that they might so see the excellency of his character, and that his dealings with them might be such as to keep the beauty, the loveliness, of that character constantly before them.” These things can only be realized as we recognize that God is our Father (B9).

“In divine Science”—which is another way of saying, “in reality”—“God and the real man are inseparable as divine Principle and idea” (S6). The hopes of the psalmist are present facts because the real man can never be separated from God. The only thing that makes us think we’re separate from Him is a false material sense of things. The “doctrine of Christian Science” is stated from the divine perspective. It’s not that man can’t be deprived of divine Love, but that divine Love cannot be deprived of its manifestation, man (B7). Joy can’t be turned into sorrow, good never causes evil, “matter can never produce mind nor life result in death.” In this holy reality Man is perfect because God governs man.

Our textbook urges us to let go of the belief that man can be separated from God. The key to it all is our obedience to God’s law.  She says that obedience is “the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth” (B8).  That’s really important.  It’s not really enough to ponder the law, or simply be familiar with it.  We need to obey it.  Mrs. Eddy’s instructions are so clear that it seems unnecessary to embellish them.  We need to realize that we don’t have to go along with what the world says about us.  We want to let ourselves be moved by the energy of Spirit, and let it form us anew (S9).  The promise is also totally straightforward.  When we understand our relation to God, we can’t possibly have any thought or inkling separate from Him; and we’ll lose all consciousness of error (S10). Our obedience and devotion—our holiness—is the key.

Section 3: Holiness Is Obedience to the Commandments
One of the ways we prove holiness is through obedience to the Commandments (B10).  As before, the expectation of holiness is possible because man is God’s expression.  The children of Israel were expected to be unique among nations in that they were to abstain from all impurity and idolatry.  They were to honor the Sabbath and refrain from serving idols.  The original implies that the so-called “other gods” were “as nothing.”  They have no power without believers.  Only God is worthy of worship for He is self-existent and eternal.

The children of Israel were to be honest in business and personal dealings, and not cheat or steal, spread lies or gossip.  They shouldn’t judge based on wealth, lack, or status, but should regard everyone with equal respect.  They weren’t only to avoid hating each other, but they should refrain from bearing grudges or magnifying their brothers’ faults.  In short, they were to love one another.

Now even if one fulfilled all the commandments relative to his fellow man, this wouldn’t necessarily mean that one is holy.  Any civil person would treat his fellows with justice, respect, and honesty; but, to be holy, one must love God supremely (B11).  The law doesn’t come from men.  The true incentive of law comes from God.  The law is in our hearts because God put it there (B12).  Eventually it should be unnecessary to teach the law to others because everyone should already have it within him.  Eighteenth Century Baptist scholar John Gill sites the passage in Ecclesiastes (B13) the same way Mrs. Eddy does (S12).  He writes, “this is the whole of man; and makes man a whole man, perfect, entire, and wanting nothing; whereas without this, he is nothing, let him have ever so much of the wisdom, wealth, honor, and profits of this world” [emphasis added].  Practicing God’s requirements is, as Matthew Poole puts it, our whole work and business, our whole perfection and happiness, and the sum of all we need to know, do, and enjoy.

Science and Health tells us that, “Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man…” (S11).  These laws clearly are from God not man.  The point is made again that the prophets of old led mankind to a spiritual worship.  These spiritual ideas aren’t the product of human imagination or ingenuity.  They come from God (S13).  We know these spiritual laws through our spiritual sense.  The material senses rebel at holiness.  The more we know God, the more clearly we will understand our relationship to Him, and the value of His statutes (S14).  Our Leader reminds us that asking isn’t enough.  We need to long to be better, and we need to prove it in our lives each day (S15).

Section 4: Holiness (Freedom from Sin) Is Living In the Kingdom
The directive: “be ye holy” is possible because our Creator is holy (B14).  Christ Jesus taught that we should embrace holiness now and that we don’t have to wait for it.  It is generally considered beyond our capabilities to live holy lives, separated from worldly influences, but the Master encourages us to repent—turn from sin—and believe the good news that the kingdom of God isn’t far off, but within us (B15, 16).  The way to find this kingdom is to live pure lives.  I often use the analogy of a window to explain the need for purity.  If a window is covered in mud, you can’t see out, and nobody can see in either.  The cleaner the window, the clearer our view.  Likewise, the clearer and purer our thoughts are, the clearer we will see God and therefore live accordingly (B17).

Jesus commands us to be perfect as the Father is perfect.  This is often misunderstood because people will often say “nobody’s perfect,” and that perfection in the human scene is not possible.  Is Jesus telling us to be humanly perfect?  How can anyone define what that is?  Anything seen from a human perspective is subjective and what might be perfect to one is not for another.  As used in Scripture, the word “perfect” means “finished, complete, pure, holy.”  We might say that perfection is achieved when we reflect God without any hint of hate, slander, lust, covetousness, dishonesty, injustice—in short, without sin.  When we fulfill all the requirements of the Sermon on the Mount and live as Jesus taught, we are fully grown and mature as Christians and that is our goal.

Jesus knew that the children of men couldn’t fulfill his requirement, but he could expect this from the real man of God’s creating (S16).  Our textbook tells us that admitting we are God’s likeness makes it possible for us to achieve it (S17 & P.S. #2).   If we think of ourselves as unable to be free of sin, we won’t have very much success in overcoming it.  As Jesus saw only the real man, so in Science—in reality—man is already God’s sinless image.  Mrs. Eddy reasoned that because God made man, it is impossible for man to be less than what God made him to be.  Holding our thought fast to the spiritual reality draws us to it.  As we are drawn to holiness, our lives spontaneously conform to goodness, and error is thus corrected (S18).  Eventually, the errors of sense will seem so far from the reality that they disappear forever giving place to our true selfhood, perfect and holy (S19).

Section 5: Holiness Includes Freedom from Disease
As impossible as it might seem for man to be free of sin, to human sense it is just as hard to believe that man can be free of disease.  But as the call to holiness separates us from sin, so does it separate us from all physical ills.  Jesus, moved by the power of Spirit healed sin and sickness equally.  One of the things that stands out in Jesus’ healing of the palsied man (B19) is how hard they worked to get the man to Jesus.  They couldn’t get through the crowd so they brought him in through the roof.  They didn’t let anything deter them.  Their faith and expectation of healing for their friend was inexorable.  Jesus didn’t allow the resistance of the Pharisees to hinder the healing either.  He didn’t see a sick man punished for his sins.  He saw the real man, and he healed him.

Adam Clarke comments on this healing by noting that the man responded immediately to Jesus’ command.  This was public proof that he was healed of both sin and sickness.  Clarke feels this is an example for all men: “He who does not rise and stand upright but continues groveling on earth or falls back as soon as he is got up, is not yet cured of his spiritual palsy.”

Holiness is a beautiful thing.  Mrs. Eddy says the beauty of it is that Truth reciprocally casts out evil and heals the sick (S20).  We’re again reminded that Jesus only saw the perfect man, and that this view healed sickness as well as sin (S21 & P.S. #2). Notice that the “kingdom of God is intact.”  I always thought that “intact” meant that something was still in its proper place.  But according to the dictionary Mrs. Eddy used, the word “intact” means, “untouched.”  That implies that sin or disease never comes near the reality of things.  We don’t have to make sick people well, or sinners into good people.  The real man was never touched by sickness or sin.

Whatever the claim against man is, the problem is always a mental suggestion—never a physical condition.  In citation S24 we have explicit directions for what we need to do when facing either sickness or sin.  We need to stick to the truth [of being God’s likeness as in P.S. #2] and not let anything else into our thought.  There is a lot of “letting” involved.  Let nothing overshadow our clear sense and calm trust; let Christian Science support our understanding. If we do those things, all error will be silenced and replaced.  Notice that our part is to keep our thoughts focused on reality and the recognition of what Life eternally is.  This is holiness—this is practicing Christian Science.  When we do our part, we get corporeal sense out of the way so we can see God doing His part.  Our understanding reveals that Truth supplants error, immortality replaces mortality, and harmony silences discord. Holiness really is a beautiful thing.

Section 6: Christ Is Our Life = Holiness Is Our Life
It’s not unusual for people to say things like, “Sports is my life” or, “Music is my life” or, “Teaching is my life.”  People have no hesitation in declaring what they love to be “their life.”  Paul’s letter to the Colossians tells us that Christians should say, “Christ is my life” (B21).  Can we honestly say that?  Are we totally devoted to Christ?  Or do we give most of our time and thought to other things, and then when it’s convenient give a little bit of attention to Christ [or “the divine image and likeness” as in P.S. #2] ?  Paul beseeched the Roman Christians to let go of material, sensual thinking and make their bodies a “living sacrifice” (B22).  In his letter to the Philippians he tells us to have a mind (a holy purpose) to be perfect—just as Jesus did (B23).  Peter as well, tells us to be strong in our faith, and model ourselves after holiness rather than imitating worldliness (B24).

Holiness is a worthwhile endeavor.  Mary Baker Eddy felt that each generation would be more spiritual than the one before it, and that gradually the real, perfect man will be seen as the only man there is (S25).  She reminds us of Paul’s letter to the Colossians and points out that the real man will come to light as our understanding deepens (S26).  But there is work that has to be done.  We have to accept Science and give up everything else that’s based on material models (S27).  Let’s face it; worldly pursuits are temporary and transitory.  Tastes change, trends come and go, and nothing is permanent or certain.  But devoting ourselves to holiness in everything we do will always bring us closer to the kingdom of heaven and to God.  Closeness to God will make a stronger and wiser with each passing year (S28).   Why would we want anything else?  Are we just social animals living out a temporary existence in an unpredictable environment?  Or are we spiritual ideas, created by the divine Mind?  Can we be holy even in this hostile world?  Yes we can. Why?  Because our God is holy, and we are His expression. Let’s start living holiness today.


[W’s P.S.#1: Seeing the aspect of being holy as taking a stand to be separate for God’s purposes, Mary Baker Eddy writes: “Christian Scientists must live under the constant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from the material world and be separate. They must renounce aggression, oppression and the pride of power.” Science & Health, p. 451:2-5]

[W’s  P.S.#2:  I gave each high school senior in the Sunday School class which I substitute taught on Sunday a gift that would forever break any illusion of stress by bursting the ridiculous bubble of pride.  Since there is nothing more humble than a reflection, there’s nothing more stress-free than one.  That means there’s no one more relaxed and free than you as God’s reflection!  Admit that!  (See S17, 90:28) As God’s “divine image and likeness”, you can thrive without feeling any pressure except for “the constant pressure to come out from the material world and be separate.”  (See P.S. #1 above)  A bar of d.i.a.l. soap (travel-size ideally) whether used in a daily shower or as a desktop air freshener and dry-cleaner can be a simple, scented household reminder to you of your reflected royalty!   I point out to students that our ever-present d.i.a.l. stands for “the Christ … the divine image and likeness” (last week’s S3, 332:11)  In both this and last week’s lesson, Mrs. Eddy identified this mindset as key to Jesus’ healing method: “In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick.”  (S21, last week’s S20, 476:32-5)  Stand firm in your scriptural identity as “made in the image and likeness of God” (S1, 475:8) and you will awake to the lasting satisfaction found in Ps. 17: 15 (B5, S15) and in the true inner peace that depressurized all worldly pressures.  As Paul promised to the Philippians (4:7): And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ...” (d.i.a.l.) May our hearts and minds sing in unison with Hymn 263!]


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