The fatherhood and motherhood of God

Wed., 10/01/14 readings, 2nd church, Berkeley CA
SH Ex. 20:1 1st God, 2, 3, 12
1 …God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
SH Matt. 23:1, 2 (to 1st ,), 9 1st call, 10-12
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 9 …call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
SH Matt. 12:46-50
46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
SH Matt. 6:6 1st thou, 8 1st your
6 …thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 8 …your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
SH Matt. 9:18, 19, 23, 24 (to 1st .), 25
18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
SH Luke 18:16 1st Jesus, 17, 27, 28 1st Peter, 29, 30
16 …Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. 27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 28 …Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. 29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
SH Isa. 44:3 1st I
3 …I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
SH Rev. 22:16
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
SH 2:4 Are
Are we benefited by praying? Yes,
the desire which goes forth hungering after righteous-
ness is blessed of our Father, and it does not return
unto us void.
SH 13:10-12, 25-29
If our petitions are sincere, we labor for what we
ask; and our Father, who seeth in secret, will reward
us openly.
Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle,
Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal
creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely
physical, and are ignorant of man as God’s image or re-
flection and of man’s eternal incorporeal existence.
SH 517:10-14 In
divine Science, we have not as much authority for con-
sidering God masculine, as we have for considering
Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of
SH 516:21-23
Man and woman as coexistent
and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality,
the infinite Father-Mother God.
SH 18:3-5
Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated
man’s oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him
endless homage.
SH 26:10-12
The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his
own statements: “I am the way, the truth, and the life;”
“I and my Father are one.
SH 29:14-16, 30
Those instructed
in Christian Science have reached the glori-
ous perception that God is the only author of man.
Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit,
is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and
man eternal. Jesus was the offspring of Mary’s self-
conscious communion with God. Hence he could give
a more spiritual idea of life than other men, and could
demonstrate the Science of Love – his Father or divine
SH 31:4
Jesus acknowledged no ties of the flesh. He said: “Call
no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father,
which is in heaven.” Again he asked: “Who
is my mother, and who are my brethren,” im-
plying that it is they who do the will of his Father. We
have no record of his calling any man by the name of
father. He recognized Spirit, God, as the only creator, and
therefore as the Father of all.
SH 52:1-2 (to 1st .)
From early boyhood he was about his “Father’s busi-
SH 79:19-20 He
He said: “My
Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
SH 168:20
which Jesus proved to be false? He did the will of the
Father. He healed sickness in defiance of what is called
material law, but in accordance with God’s law, the law
of Mind.
SH 89:26-27
Sound is not the originator of
music, and man is not the father of man.
SH 233:10-15
How long it must be
before we arrive at the demonstration of scien-
tific being, no man knoweth, – not even “the
Son but the Father;” but the false claim of error con-
tinues its delusions until the goal of goodness is assidu-
ously earned and won.
SH 256:7-8
Love, the divine Principle, is the Father and
Mother of the universe, including man.
SH 257:12-15
Mind creates His own likeness in ideas, and the sub-
stance of an idea is very far from being the supposed sub-
stance of non-intelligent matter. Hence the Father Mind
is not the father of matter.
SH 282:28-31
Whatever indicates the fall of man or the opposite of
God or God’s absence, is the Adam-dream, which is neither
Mind nor man, for it is not begotten of the
SH 331:26 Life
Life, Truth, and Love constitute the triune Person
called God, – that is, the triply divine Principle, Love.
They represent a trinity in unity, three in
one, – the same in essence, though multi-
form in office: God the Father-Mother; Christ the spirit-
ual idea of sonship; divine Science or the Holy Comforter.
These three express in divine Science the threefold, essen-
tial nature of the infinite. They also indicate the divine
Principle of scientific being, the intelligent relation of God
to man and the universe.
SH 335:25-26 Mind
Mind is the divine Principle, Love, and can pro-
duce nothing unlike the eternal Father-Mother, God.
SH 337:7-10
For true happiness,
man must harmonize with his Principle, divine Love; the
Son must be in accord with the Father, in conformity with
SH 365:31-2
The poor suf-
fering heart needs its rightful nutriment, such as peace,
patience in tribulation, and a priceless sense of the dear
Father’s loving-kindness.
SH 568:30-3
Self-abnegation, by which
we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against
error, is a rule in Christian Science. This rule clearly
interprets God as divine Principle, – as Life, represented
by the Father; as Truth, represented by the Son; as Love,
represented by the Mother.
SH 507:3-6
Spirit duly
feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line
of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the father-
hood and motherhood of God.
SH 518:24-25, 27-11
31. And God saw everything that He had
made, and, behold, it was very good.
The divine Principle, or Spirit, comprehends and ex-
presses all, and all must therefore be as perfect is the
divine Principle is perfect. Nothing is new to Spirit.
Nothing can be novel to eternal Mind, the author of all
things, who from all eternity knoweth His own ideas.
Deity was satisfied with His work. How could
He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation
was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-
containment and immortal wisdom?
Genesis ii. 1. Thus the heavens and the earth were
finished, and all the host of them.
Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete
and forever expressed, for Science reveals infinity and
the fatherhood and motherhood of Love.
Ex. 20:1 God, 2, 3, 12
Matt. 23:1, 2 (to ,), 9 call, 10-12
Matt. 12:46-50
Matt. 6:6 thou, 8 your
Matt. 9:18, 19, 23, 24 (to 1st .), 25
Luke 18:16 Jesus, 17, 27, 28 Peter, 29, 30
Isa. 44:3 1st I
Rev. 22:16
SH 2:4 Are
SH 13:10-12, 25-29
SH 517:10-14 In
SH 516:21-23
SH 18:3-5
SH 26:10-12
SH 29:14-16, 30
SH 31:4
SH 52:1-2 (to 1st .)
SH 79:19-20 He
SH 168:20
SH 89:26-27
SH 233:10-15
SH 256:7-8
SH 257:12-15
SH 282:28-31
SH 331:26 Life
SH 335:25-26 Mind
SH 337:7-10
SH 365:31-2
SH 568:30-3
SH 507:3-6
SH 518:24-25, 27-11

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