Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
Jer 29:11 I know
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Prov 17:3, 20, 24, 26 to
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
1 Cor 6:6 [Does] brother, 8, 9 (to ?), 10 [Neither]
[Does] brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers?
Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud [they that be] your brethren.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
[Neither] thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Prov 23:19-22 (to ,), 23 (to ;)
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Hearken unto thy father that begat thee,
Buy the truth, and sell it not;
Matt 23:1-3, 5 all (to :), 12, 13, 23, 24
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. ..all their works they do for to be seen of men:
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Luke 10:25 behold, 27 love, 29-37 And who
behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
..love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Psa 53:1 (to 2nd ,), 4 (to ?)
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt[-ed] are they.. Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge?
Psa 119:5, 6
O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Eph 4:28 (to 2nd ,)
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good,
Luke 19:1-10 Jesus
Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Psa 86:3-5, 13, 15 thou
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Isa 30:15 (to :), 18
For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:
And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
SH 485:14-15 [Do not] think (to ,)
[Do not] think to thwart the spiritual ultimate of all things
The God-principle is omnipresent and omnipotent. God is everywhere, and nothing apart from Him is present or has power.
SH 429:21-23 (to 2nd ,), 27-29 (to ,)
If we live after death and are immortal, we must have lived before birth, for if Life ever had any beginning, it must also have an ending.
We must have faith in all the sayings of our Master, though they are not included in the teachings of the schools.
If you believe in and practise wrong knowingly, you can at once change your course and do right.
SH 41:10, 28-30
The pampered hypocrite may have a flowery pathway here, but he cannot forever break the Golden Rule and escape the penalty due.
The truth taught by Jesus, the elders scoffed at. Why? Because it demanded more than they were willing to practice.
SH 177:8, 16-17 Error (to ,), 19
Mortal mind and body are one. Neither exists without the other, and both must be destroyed by immortal Mind. Matter, or body, is but a false concept of mortal mind. This so-called mind builds its own superstructure, of which the material body is the grosser portion; but from first to last, the body is a sensuous, human concept.
Error ..represents the erroneous theory of life and intelligence in matter.
But a lie, the opposite of Truth, cannot name the qualities and effects of what is termed matter, and create the so-called laws of the flesh, nor can a lie hold the preponderance of power in any direction against God, Spirit and Truth.
Jesus knew the generation to be wicked and adulterous, seeking the material more than the spiritual. His thrusts at materialism were sharp, but needed. He never spared hypocrisy the sternest condemnation. He said: “These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”
The question, What is Truth, is answered by demonstration, — by healing both disease and sin; and this demonstration shows that Christian healing confers the most health and makes the best men.
Man should renew his energies and endeavors, and see the folly of hypocrisy, while also learning the necessity of working out his own salvation.
The thief believes that he gains something by stealing, and the hypocrite that he is hiding himself. The Science of Mind corrects such mistakes, for Truth demonstrates the falsity of error.
SH 242:15; 241:1 (only), 31-3
Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the univers-al solvent of Love the adamant of error, — self-will, self-justification, and self-love, — which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death.
“Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth.”
It is “easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,” than for sinful beliefs to enter the kingdom of heaven, eternal harmony. Through repentance, spiritual baptism, and regeneration, mortals put off their material beliefs and false individuality.
SH 481:24-32 Sin
Sin has the elements of self-destruction. It cannot sustain itself. If sin is supported, God must uphold it, and this is impossible, since Truth cannot support error. Soul is the divine Principle of man and never sins, — hence the immortality of Soul. In Science we learn that it is material sense, not Soul, which sins; and it will be found that it is the sense of sin which is lost, and not a sinful soul.
Mortals move onward towards good or evil as time glides on. If mortals are not progressive, past failures will be repeated until all wrong work is effaced or rectified. If at present satisfied with wrong-doing, we must learn to loathe it. If at present content with idleness, we must become dissatisfied with it. Remember that mankind must sooner or later, either by suffering or by Science, be convinced of the error that is to be overcome.
SH 448:12-14 (to ,), 16-19
Christian Science rises above the evidence of the corporeal senses; and [you must] rise above sin yourself. A dishonest position is far from Christianly scientific. “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
SH 339:1-2, 3-4
The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon.
Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness.
SH 391:30-1 Rise (to ;)
Rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, — as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit. Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear and sin through divine Mind.
SH 171:4-8 (to 4th ,)
Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free.