Sons and daughters of God

Second Church, Berkeley, readings, Wednesday, 4/15/15
SH Gen. 1:26 1st God, 27
26 …God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
SH 516:27-31
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 gen-
ders are human concepts.
SH Gen. 1:28
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
SH 517:30-2
Divine Love blesses its own ideas, and causes them to
multiply, – to manifest His power. Man is not made
to till the soil. His birthright is dominion, not sub-
SH Ps. 144:9, 12, 15
9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. 12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: 15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
SH Isa. 43:1 1st now, 6, 7
1 …now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
SH Mark 1:1, 11
1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
SH Mark 5:25-29, 34
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
SH Matt. 5:3, 5, 6, 8, 9
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
SH Matt. 11:28, 29 (to 1st :)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
SH Gal. 4:4 1st when, 5-7
4 …when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
SH Eph. 4:7 1st unto
7 …unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
SH I John 5:20 (to 1st .)
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ.
SH 515:21 Man
Man is the family name
for all ideas, – the sons and daughters of God. All that
God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting good-
ness and power.
SH 68:4-6
time we shall learn how Spirit, the great architect, has
created men and women in Science.
SH 247:15-18
Immortal men and women
are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind
and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness
which transcend all material sense.
SH 248:5-8
Men and women of riper
years and larger lessons ought to ripen into
health and immortality, instead of lapsing into darkness
or gloom.
SH 519:11-14
man capacity is slow to discern and to grasp
God’s creation and the divine power and presence which
go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin.
SH 518:13
God gives the lesser idea of Himself for a link to the
greater, and in return, the higher always protects the
lower. The rich in spirit help the poor in
one grand brotherhood, all having the same
Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth
his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in
another’s good. Love giveth to the least spiritual idea
might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through
all as the blossom shines through the bud. All the varied
expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality –
infinite Life, Truth, and Love.
SH 67:18-23
The notion that animal natures can possibly give force
to character is too absurd for consideration, when we
remember that through spiritual ascendency
our Lord and Master healed the sick, raised
the dead, and commanded even the winds and waves to
obey him.
SH 151:20-21
Every function of the
real man is governed by the divine Mind.
SH 451:2
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.
Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow,
must be their queen of life.
SH 516:4-13, 19-21
God. The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love,
which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation;
and when we subordinate the false testimony of the
corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see
this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life
is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in
goodness, which impart their own peace and
permanence. Love, redolent with unselfish-
ness, bathes all in beauty and light.
made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God’s domin-
ion over all the earth.
SH 517:8-10
The ideal man
corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth.
The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.
SH 560:6 ; 561:22-25
Revelation xii. 1. And there appeared a great wonder in
heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon
under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve
SH 565:18-22
This immaculate idea, represented first
by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman,
will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up
the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love,
melting and purifying even the gold of human character.
SH 588:9 (to .), 11
I, or EGO. Divine Principle; Spirit; Soul; incor-
poreal, unerring, immortal, and eternal Mind.
There is but one I, or Us, but one divine Principle, or
Mind, governing all existence; man and woman un-
changed forever in their individual characters, even as
numbers which never blend with each other, though they
are governed by one Principle. All the objects of God’s
creation reflect one Mind, and whatever reflects not this
one Mind, is false and erroneous, even the belief that
life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and
SH 502:29 There
There is but one creator and one creation. This crea-
tion consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their
identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and
forever reflected. These ideas range from the infini-
tesimal to infinity, and the highest ideas are the sons
and daughters of God.
Gen. 1:26 God, 27
SH 516:27-31
Gen. 1:28
SH 517:30-2
Ps. 144:9, 12, 15
Isa. 43:1 now, 6, 7
Mark 1:1, 11
Mark 5:25-29, 34
Matt. 5:3, 5, 6, 8, 9
Matt. 11:28, 29 (to :)
Gal. 4:4 when, 5-7
Eph. 4:7 unto
I John 5:20 (to 1st .)
SH 515:21 Man
SH 68:4-6
SH 247:15-18
SH 248:5-8
SH 519:11-14
SH 518:13
SH 67:18-23
SH 151:20-21
SH 451:2
SH 516:4-13, 19-21
SH 517:8-10
SH 560:6; 561:22-25
SH 565:18-22
SH 588:9 (to .), 11
SH 502:29 There

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