the impression of Truth and Good
"Truth must be understood to be demonstrated;
Good must be demonstrated to be understood." (MBE)
"And she brought forth a man child who was to
rule all nations with a rod of iron." (REV12:5)
FUNDAMENTAL CONTROVERSES: Christian Science Class
The teachings hereļn are not secularized
nor classified: Sunday School pupils, Primary Class
students, Normal Class graduates, scholars, researchers,
astronomers, scientists, governments, find this coursework
timely, modern, global, historical, democratic. The
syllabus is the ALMS Program: Astronomics, Linguistics,
Mathematics, Systematics: Scientific inferentiation on
Holy Biblical Scripture: What actually happened.
That all of mankind on Earth should be so involved and yet
so diverse, bodes larger promise still, and to see this
vastness we must climb higher, ever in the directness of
the light of Truth. GENESIS, DANIEL, St. John's
REVELATION, point to this larger reality, God's larger
(cosmic) plan for man: all prophecy points to, and finds
its complete meaning in Christian Science. Indeed, Rev.
Mrs. Mary Baker [Glover Patterson] Eddy discovered this
Science in its fullness, and we
may learn from her as well, this plan of God ... and she
added the final consequential prophecy, that
shall be known [constant intercourse]
as Christian Scientist in
the 20th century. (PUL22:~8)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Error has no rhyme nor reason;
Truth, its motto for a season;
Naming, Truth, invokes Truth's feasance:
Plucking error from Truth's pleasance.
-- (RKP/1982 Primary Class)
Foreword, preface, and
Report of the Master
Judge: DANIEL's Times and Days: the Means and Ends of
Earth: the millennial calendar: the book of DANIEL holds a
schedule to the times and days of man on Earth since
Jehovah and Adam in the garden (east) of Eden: the key is
simple astronomy, the aeon-slow clockwork-like motions of
the planets: Daniel discerned that he was living at the
fulcrum of prophetic history.
"Ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not
discern the signs of the times?" (MATT16:3)
the Creation of the Earth amid the cosmic heaven,
as the ancient Jews and ancienter Hebrews explained it,
reads like a space-age story told to a preschooler (eg.
two-year-old Adam), and full of instructional innuendo
enough to satisfy the future of past glory. GENESIS ONE
begins with the heaven and our planet, Earth, as when
already created, complete, and discerned only by God,
Mind; GENESIS TWO continues with
an individual man, in a certain place: "there arose a
mist, and covered the face of the Earth".
[ARCHAEODUS: First Journey]
Cain's Retreat - Cain's
Seed: Cain became a vagabond, yet, Cain knew
first-hand what life was intended to be like, and what he
should learn for this intended life: In his failure we see
YAHWEH's original purpose hanging like a jewel. In
disobedience, Adam was expelled; In obedience, Christ
From the larger, more spiritual context, man springs from
above, and is lifted-up from above, not pushed-up from the
Earth ... the Earthy view of man involves deceits, which
men have ever sought to dissolve. "As Moses lifted-up the
serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be
lifted up." (JOHN3:14)
Ascension: Since the earliest works of Jewish
Scripture, there have been men revered for their greater
insight, who knew the cosmos existed, but its evidences
were slim for sharing, but Jesus perceived a way of
sharing this with all mankind - he saw the oneness of God
and man elevated every listener to understanding.
"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw
it, and was glad." (JOHN8:56)
MENE MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN
(PERES): count, count, weigh, divide. This was one of
DANIEL's best anecdotes ... at King Belshazzar's last
feast these words appeared unexpectedly in the plaster on
the stone wall ... none of the Chaldean wisemen knew what
the words meant, for they had preferred the king's meats
and studies since childhood: a paucity of normal eating
and learning ordinary things. Count, count, weigh, divide,
equals, times, time, and, half-time.
The Left-Hand of Dream (equality):
dreams seem to parallel awake, yet there is no other (third)
parallel ... dreams have the same four dimensions of space and time,
yet the dream of a peach did not come from the dream of a peach tree ...
"For he is our peace, who hath made both one,
and hath broken down the middle wall of partition." (EPH2:14)
The Left-Hand of Awake (equation): dreams
seem so mixed, so flighty, so remote yet so near ... occurrences
so different that we must consider a third possibility.
"Truth is sweeping down the centuries." (MBE)
With the broom she's given, this is about how long it takes.
'Ology and 'Onomy: The ordinary sciences
wrestle to free themselves from mere discourse, astronomy despises
astrology, mathematics versus numerology; but Christian Science can
handle both with ease, because both emanate from the human mind, and
Christian Science is Science as it applies to humanity (MBE).
"What is the chaff to the wheat?" (JER23:28)
St. John's REVELATION of Christ, Scientist:
St. John read the skies much as did Daniel, yet his work is distinct:
the two fit together, with St. John's the more detailed.
"Declaring the end from the beginning." (ISA46:10)
The Jewish Redaction:
Observation of nature was a study in law and order, purpose and constancy,
God's work, which could be relied upon, and talked about, and (even as
God originally) declared, good. And it made a good story-base.
"The realization of the relationship between God and man,
brings-on harmonious reception." (RKP/1963)
The Jewish Type (the Pool at BethEsda):
Types of worship have ever caught the attentions of mankind, for clarity of thinking yields a deeper thought of reflection ... but types are not ultimately, permanently God's clear beckon.
Anointed for Abraham's Seed: Jesus
complained, as a good Jew does, where the Jews were not obeying
Abraham's will ... Look more largely at this inclusive concern.
Christ, Messiah, anointed one, the chosen line of the light of Truth.
Walking on Water:
a seemingly impossible feat,
but a buoyant inspiration to Jesus' disciples,
and for us today: stirring the ire of the Pharisees,
and challenging our simple perceptions.
"When the enemy shall come in like a flood,
the LORD shall lift up a standard." (ISA59:19)
Greater Works (before going unto the
Father): Jesus' prophecies are no less to be fulfilled than
his own individual experience fulfilled Scriptural expectations.
His promise that following him would come yet greater on Earth,
because he went unto the Father, is the demand upon us today.
Cheese-it ... Not: food is for eating,
but behold the zeal to let it spoil before eating: Mrs. Eddy
never approved of intentional evil: if you are doing wrong, you
can at once turn and do right; nothing can vitiate the ability and
power divinely bestowed upon man by his Creator ... she appraised.
"Touch not the unclean thing." (ISA52:11)
Practitioner's Good Humor:
Christ Jesus paid special attention to washing his disciples' feet,
for the dust on the feet is where we walked, while the dust on the body
is on the wind. Likewise we all eat foods, but milk is our first
course in obedience: the way in which we were trained-up to go
when we are grown. (FOOT:PHYSICS::MOUTH:CHEMISTRY - little
children put their physics in their chemistry)
A refreshing look at Christ's promise.
Three-and-a-half Garbage Rules:
we do, we should, handle error as nothing, and as we grow in spiritual
understanding our sense of substance improves: we discern the
substance of all things true, spontaneously: 'sermons-in-stone'.
"Thy will be done on Earth as it [the Earth] is in [the] heaven." (Jesus)
The Prophecy of
Halloween: a children's evening for ages, but it holds
inspiration for thinking adults.... The adult in bondage to
his beliefs, no more comprehends his real being than does
the child; and the adult must be taken out of his darkness,
before he can get rid of the illusive sufferings which
throng the gloaming. (MBE:S&H371:14-18) Let's treat
ourselves to some tricky thinking---'All-hallowed-evening.'
Pupil Platitudes: the pupil in Christian
Science Sunday School is tractable, and readily picks the
right meaning of words, but the language is yet large, and
requires constant gleaning and culling, to promote best growth.
I am; therefor I think;
subterfuge: nothing saved is nothing earned.
Agedness Nor Sickness:
Science and Health are practical beyond all cavil and subterfuge,
and we must not hesitate nor demur to progress in this Christly Science
and Health, anointed from-ever though discovered more recently for
mankind on Earth.
"Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen [learning],
and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven;
for the heathen are dismayed at them." (JER10:2)
(Hidden from) Before the Foundation
of the Earth: Jehovah's people existed in terms familiar to
themselves, barely recorded in our Scriptures; coming to Earth
was their new start: deductions and inferences on the development
of the cosmos itself can prepare us for the inevitable meeting.
Hidden Since the Genesis of the
Earth: we look back, and demand reason from historic records, to
prove the larger picture of mankind's temporal origin and lot on the
Earth, long after the Earth itself began, but unseen to our local view:
"I will utter things which have been kept secret from the
foundation of the world." (MATT13:35)
GENESIS ZERO: before our Earth world, its sun and solar system, stood revolving in order, the cosmos was alive with business ... mankind, some kind of man, has always existed as surely as God has always existed ... we can estimate what it might have been, that it became us.
"In the beginning was the Word, And the Word was with God,
And the Word was God." (JOHN1:1)
The Mega-Garden of Eden: an anecdote:
perfection is Scientific, Truth understood and demonstrated,
discernible in mind not matter: not platitude, nor whittled
imitation ... we might even ask beyond, whether the human mind
can relinquish its altruistic tendency to carve itself niches in
this world for everyone, doctorates here, presidencies there,
quality style, a good life, a faith, a christianity, ... and leap
to the very Christ: Jesus' own 'target' was to be the very real
Christ himself, and this he taught his disciples to be.
"What is the god of a mortal, but a mortal magnified?" (S&H140:31)
Quo Vadis (Whither Goest Thou): How does the
evolving Church follow its passed Leader: only as she follows the
Christ? (MBE) Is the Christ discernible only in her past works?
or in the present tense? in her Successor's admonitions?!
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." (REV21:4)
"Progress is the law of God, whose law
demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil." (S&H233:6)
"... the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light." (LUKE16:8)
UNSEALED ARTICLES: On schedule, 1996.
ADULT BASIC CONTINUING
[1996-] Verses Versus Verses: Christian
Science vs. Questions and Answers: True method is metaphysical, mental,
intellectual, not brainwork: not sophomoric, not merely uplifted
from error, but upheld by Truth: All space is filled with Love - What
then is transmitted from teacher to student? Conversationally there are
a few good pointers.
In every good work are gems turned up: In this same
maintenance are insights to what actually happened in
Noah's flood (Seth's
lineage), and in Sumer and
Egypt (Cain's lineage);- insights large enough to
stand as articles themselves.
 Garden Depressions Eastward in
Eden: a discovery in the Middle East:
Daniel may have read or heard about these,
searched and examined telling evidences, and figured
"a stone was cut out without hands,
which smote the image upon his feet
that were of iron and clay,
and brake them to pieces ...
and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain,
and filled the whole earth." (DAN2:34-35 excerpted)
 The Primogenitors:
Biblical Egyptian Sumerian Jehovahns:
The relation of the archaic Sumerians of the 4th
millennium BC to the lineage of Adam and Eve in the same
area north of the Persian Gulf and then-concurrent
development of civilization in Egypt ... cross-referencing
their patriarch-gods and document records, (exegesis and exposition;
interpolation and extrapolation) ...
"Before Abraham was, I am [saying... but himself hid as]
Then took they up stones to cast." (JOHN8:58-59ex)
Today, "Acquaintance with the original texts,
and willingness to give up human beliefs (established by hierarchies,
and instigated sometimes by the worst passions of men), open the
way for Christian Science to be understood, and make the Bible
the chart of life, where the buoys and healing currents of
Truth are pointed out." (S&H24:4)
Quotes, ideograms, citations, hereļn are--
which are required thorough reading/study for this coursework
- from works by Rev. Mary Baker Eddy - especially:
- SCIENCE AND HEALTH (1875-1906/MBE/MBG,MBGE) WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES
- CHURCH MANUAL (1895-1908/MBE/Directors,MBGE)
- PROSE WORKS (1925/MBE/MBGE Trustees) OTHER THAN SCIENCE AND HEALTH
- from some of her Class-taught students and students-of-students (var/var)
- from the Holy Bible, KJV (1611/KJ), and various
- from the Son Dey School Founder, Raymond Kenneth Petry,
Principal Successor to Mary Baker Eddy
which may be commendable.
- and from additional indicatable references
Nota Bene: the Church-altered editions of SCIENCE AND
HEALTH, 1910, 1913, contain revisions penned but
neither proofed nor copy righted by Rev. Eddy herself,
(and also contain deletions and replacements in its
Fruitage Chapter contributions from other Persons).
Yet, cf mid-2001, a brochure missive from the Church
contained a substantially uncorrected transcription
error (falsifying diviners as divines) against her
brief manuscript apotheosis of the Bible that included
an apparent correction not-rendered in their typeset
document---an, interpretation, they posthumously
designated theirs,---which refutes the veracity of their
ordinary process ... The authorized 1906 (1908)
edition is the student prospectus.
Note: The author takes no patients,
and declines medical consultation.
The Son Dey School may be reached by e-mail.
The teachings hereļn are not secularized nor classified:
Sunday School pupils, Primary Class students, Normal Class
graduates, scholars, researchers, astronomers, scientists,
governments, find this coursework timely, modern, global,
historical, democratic. The syllabus is the ALMS Program:
Astronomics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Systematics:
Scientific inferentiation on Holy Biblical Scripture: What
FUNDAMENTAL CONTROVERSES: Christian Science Class
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