Beyond fear and violence

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Asheville, NC
KJV Gen 4:1 (to 1st Cain,), 2 (to 1st Abel.), 3-5, 8, 16 (to 1st Lord,)
1 …Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, 2 And she again bare his brother Abel. 3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. 16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, 
KJV Isaiah 59:1-4, 7, 8, 21
1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. 21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
KJV Isaiah 60:1, 2, 4 (to 1st see:)
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see:
KJV Isaiah 60:18, 19
18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. 19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
KJV Isaiah 61:1, 2 (to 1st Lord,), 2 2nd to
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, … to comfort all that mourn;
KJV Matt 5:9
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
KJV Matt 6:13 (to 1st evil:)
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
KJV Acts 9:1, 2
1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
KJV Acts 21:39 (to 1st Tarsus,), 39 2nd I
39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, 39 …I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
KJV Acts 22:1, 4-6
1 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. 4 … I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women. 5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished. 6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.
KJV Acts 26:12, 14-16
12 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 14 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 15 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 16 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
KJV Philippians 2:5
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
KJV Ephesians 4:32
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
KJV Matt 7:24-27
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
KJV Matt 7:12
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
KJV John 16:31 (to 1st them,), 33
31 Jesus answered them, 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
KJV Romans 12:21
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

S&H 82:31-2
In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a
greater development of power, it is wise earnestly to
consider whether it is the human mind or the divine
Mind which is influencing one.
S&H 83:6-9
Science only can explain the incredible good and evil
elements now coming to the surface. Mortals must find
refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter
S&H 91:5, 22-6
Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated
from God, and obey only the divine principle, Life and
Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true
spiritual growth.
Certain erroneous postulates should be here considered
in order that the spiritual facts may be better
The first erroneous postulate of belief is, that substance,
life, and intelligence are something apart from God.
The second erroneous postulate is, that man is both
mental and material.
The third erroneous postulate is, that mind is both evil
and good; whereas the real Mind cannot be evil nor the
medium of evil, for Mind is God.
The fourth erroneous postulate is, that matter is in-
telligent, and that man has a material body which is part
of himself.
The fifth erroneous postulate is, that matter holds in
itself the issues of life and death, – that matter is not
only capable of experiencing pleasure and pain, but also
capable of imparting these sensations.
S&H 92:26
The foundation of evil is laid on a belief
in something besides God. This belief tends to support
two opposite powers, instead of urging the claims of Truth
alone. The mistake of thinking that error can be real,
when it is merely the absence of truth, leads to belief in
the superiority of error.
S&H 93:15-17
Good does not create a mind susceptible of causing
evil, for evil is the opposing error and not the truth of
S&H 94:14
Tyranny, intolerance, and bloodshed, wherever found,
arise from the belief that the infinite is formed after the
pattern of mortal personality, passion, and impulse.
S&H 539:3, 16-19, 24-25
Error begins by
reckoning life as separate from Spirit, thus sapping the
foundations of immortality, as if life and immortality
were something which matter can both give and take
The Scriptures declare that God condemned this lie as
to man’s origin and character by condemning its symbol,
the serpent, to grovel beneath all the beasts
of the field.
Paul asked: “What com-
munion hath light with darkness?
S&H 541:16
The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelli-
gence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood
of man at the very outset.
S&H 540:28-31
Cain is the type of mortal and material man, conceived
in sin and “shapen in iniquity;” he is not the
type of Truth and Love. Material in origin
and sense, he brings a material offering to God.
S&H 95:5
said, “To be spiritually minded is life.” We approach
God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidel-
ity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all
human need and are able to discern the thought of the
sick and the sinning for the purpose of healing them.
Error of any kind cannot hide from the law of God.
S&H 103:18-23
As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or
hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind.
It is the false belief that mind is in matter, and
is both evil and good; that evil is as real as
good and more powerful. This belief has not one qual-
ity of Truth.
S&H 450:27-5
Who, that has felt the perilous beliefs in life, substance,
and intelligence separated from God, can say that there
is no error of belief? Knowing the claim of
animal magnetism, that all evil combines in
the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter,
electricity, animal nature, and organic life, who will deny
that these are the errors which Truth must and will an-
nihilate? Christian Scientists must live under the con-
stant pressure of the apostolic command to come out from
the material world and be separate. They must re-
nounce aggression, oppression and the pride of power.
S&H 451:11
They must not only seek, but strive,
to enter the narrow path of Life, for “wide is the gate,
and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and
many there be which go in thereat.” Man walks in the
direction towards which he looks, and where his treasure
is, there will his heart be also. If our hopes and affec-
tions are spiritual, they come from above, not from be-
neath, and they bear as of old the fruits of the Spirit.
S&H 144:14-16, 18-20
Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs
to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be con-
Human will-power may in-
fringe the rights of man. It produces evil continually,
and is not a factor in the realism of being.
S&H 151:24
The human
mind is opposed to God and must be put off, as St. Paul
declares. All that really exists is the divine Mind and
its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found har-
monious and eternal. The straight and narrow way is to
see and acknowledge this fact, yield to this power, and
follow the leadings of truth.
S&H 454:9-10
Human hate has no legiti-
mate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned.
S&H 458:23-24
The Christianly scientific man reflects the
divine law, thus becoming a law unto himself.

Gen 4:1 (to Cain,), 2(to Abel.), 3-5, 8, 16 (to Lord,)
Isaiah 59:1-4, 7, 8, 21
Isaiah 60:1, 2, 4 (to see:)
Isaiah 60: 18, 19
Isaiah 61: 1, 2 (to Lord,), 2 2nd to
Matt 5:9
Matt 6:13 (to evil:)
Acts 9:1, 2
Acts 21:39 (to Tarsus,), 39 2nd I
Acts 22:1, 4-6
Acts 26:12, 14-16
Philippians 2:5
Ephesians 4:32
Matt 7:24-27
Matt 7:12
John 16:31 (to them,), 33
Romans 12:2182:31-2
91:5, 22-6
539:3, 16-19, 24-25
144:14-16, 18-20
7 Abide with me
237 O may we be still and seek Him
123 How firm a foundation

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