Errors of Christian Science Teachings
In this mediated message, Jesus shows some errors of the Christian Science teachings and says that they need to be corrected, which is what Mrs. Eddy is doing in the spirit world. He also comments on his own identity and soul development and his working with James Padgett to help him accomplish his commission.
Jesus Introduces the Subject of Christian Science, Declaring That Some of Its Doctrines Are in Violation of the Truth and Must Be Corrected
I AM HERE. Jesus.
I had been present as you read the article on Christian Science, and was interested in your comments. And I am pleased to assure you that your annotations were correct and that, in the particulars that you criticized, the statements of the writer of the same were erroneous and not in accord with the spiritual laws of Truth and the understanding thereof. Sometime, I will come and write you a message at some length on the doctrines of Christian Science, for the reason that I think a correlation of the claims of this cult is very important.
The doctrines that it proclaims to the world contain many Truths and are beneficial to mankind, and are doing much good, both spiritually and physically. But some of the claims are so much in violation of the Truth that they must not be permitted to pass as truths uncontradicted.
The founder of this Science, or discovery, as her writings and followers claim, is here now, and deplores the fact that she left to the world so many false and misconceived concepts of the truth that so many persons believe and teach.
She is a spirit of much soul development, and is in possession of much of the Divine Love which she did not conceive the meaning of by her “carnal mind,” as she called it. She was therefore not able to teach what this Divine Love is, and Its operations upon the souls of men, and the effect of Its presence in such souls.
She never conceived of any higher ideal for man than the perfect man—one who should become wholly delivered from sin and errors which all men have to a more or less extent. Also, her teachings that sin and error and disease are not things of reality, because God did not create them, are all wrong; for they have a reality that not only makes men unhappy and causes them suffering in the mortal life, but also prevents their progress towards her ideal of the perfect man in the spirit world. God, Only, is Good. And everything that He created is necessarily good, and cannot contain that which is evil or in conflict with His creations. But, as we have explained to you, while He created man perfect, knowing only good, yet, He bestowed upon him that great power of free will. And, after his disobedience, man exercised it in such a way that he violated the laws of his being, and sin and error resulted. This made man the creator of evil!
Mrs. Eddy will write you very soon on the subject of her Science, as she is very anxious to remedy the errors that she taught. And we have determined that it is advisable that she do so on account of both her followers and her own account. For her work here, and, so far as is possible, in the mortal world, is to “unteach,” as it were, the errors that she taught.
I expected to write my message, or, rather, finish the message which I partly wrote a few nights ago. But you are not just in condition to receive it, and I prefer waiting until you feel better in this respect.
I am glad that you are so much interested in that message. When you receive it, I don’t think that you will be disappointed; for, as you say, the subject is the one, fundamental Truth to be made known to mortals. I will deal with it in all its phases, and you must try to get in the best possible condition to receive it.
(At that time, for the best rapport possible, would it be helpful to have the presence of another mortal with me who might serve to attract additional spirit powers?)
Well, I do not think that that will be necessary. There will be such powers present that the presence of any mortal, and the favorable influences that he may attract, will not afford any assistance to you. You must know that I have greater power than all the other spirits have; and, when I come to you, the assistance of the powers of any other spirit is not needed.
If you will only get your soul in the best condition possible so that I can make the proper rapport, nothing else will be needed. I will not write more tonight. I love you very much and am with you quite frequently, throwing around you my love and influence, and trying to help you develop your soul condition and become in greater At-onement with the Father.
(Have you kept your promise to pray with me when I have requested this?)
Yes, I have kept my promises. When you call for me to come with you and pray, I come, and send up my earnest supplications in your behalf. And I know that the Father answers my prayers, not only because of the faith that I have but also because I can see the effect in your soul’s condition.
(Sometimes, it is rather difficult for me to put away my conditioned belief that you are God, or a part of Him, as my church teaches.)
Well, you must not think that I am God or one of the “Godhead”; for, as I have told you, I am only His son, and the possessor of so much of His Divine Love that I get very close to Him and have communion. I have my home in the highest heaven where no other spirit of man has reached so far. But, notwithstanding, I am not of so exalted a condition, or in such a position, that I do not come to you in love and sympathy, and as your elder brother. In my exaltation, I am most humble. And I must tell you that humility is a certain and eternal accompaniment of great spiritual and soul development.
BUT BECAUSE I AM THE HIGHEST OF THE FATHER’S SONS, YOU MUST NOT DOUBT THAT I COME TO YOU AND DELIVER MY MESSAGES, AND PRAY FOR YOU AND THROW AROUND YOU MY LOVE AND INFLUENCE.
I HAVE EXPLAINED TO YOU THE GREAT REASON WHY I AM DOING THIS. THIS REASON IS ONE THAT INVOLVES THE SALVATION AND GOOD OF YOU AND ALL MANKIND. AND I WILL TELL YOU NOW THAT YOU ARE A CO-WORKER WITH ME, AND THAT YOU AND THE SPIRITS WHO WRITE TO YOU ARE ENGAGED IN THE GREATEST WORK THAT ANY SPIRIT OR MAN CAN DO. AND I WANT TO SAY FURTHER THAT YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH THE WORK, AND SUCCESSFULLY. AND, WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR YOU TO LAY DOWN THIS WORK AND COME TO THE SPIRIT WORLD, YOUR REWARD WILL BE BEYOND ALL CONCEPTION, AND YOUR HAPPINESS WILL BE COMPLETE.
I see that you have in your mind the thought as to what will be the future of your two friends* Well, they will perform their work, and it will be a great and important work that will bring them a reward similar to the one that is in store for you. And this reward is not the result of any special dispensation of the Father, but is the result of the work and the associations and experience that you all will have in doing and completing the tasks that are before you.
You, and they, too, are now doing a work which is laying up rewards in the spirit world for you when you come over—and not only there, for you are now experiencing some of the benefits that flow from your work. Continue in the efforts that you are making to show spirits and mortals the Way to the Father’s Love and my Kingdom, and you will find a wonderful reflex happiness that will come to you while you are yet mortals.
If you men could realize the love and spiritual influences, and the number of highly developed spirits that are with you so often, and the efforts the latter make to help you and bring happiness to you, you would feel that you are truly Blessed of the Father.
Well, I must stop now. Remember what I have said, and believe that I am
Your brother and friend, JESUS.
*Mr. Eugene Morgan and Dr. Leslie R. Stone.—Ed.
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