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"like the beasts that perish"

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Announcements Forums Adam and Fallen Man — November 8th, 2020 "like the beasts that perish"

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    JoanneF
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    “Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish. (Psalm 49:20)

    Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “beast” as “opposed to man, it signifies any irrational animal.” A synonym for “opposed” is “antagonistic.” Later the lesson states the “carnal mind is forever antagonistic to the divine Mind,” and also that the two Bible records of creation “are antagonistic.” “Antagonism” and “antagonistic” Webster defines as follows:
    Antagonism – Opposition of action; counteraction of things or principles.
    Antagonistic – Opposing in combat; contending against.

    Proverbs tells us to “apply thy heart to understanding,” and “get understanding: forget it not.”(Prov. 2:2, 4:5) Without the understanding that I am “spiritual and perfect…idea, the image, of Love,…not of physique” (S&H 475: 11-14), I am in the carnal mind, irrational, and no better than an animal, warring against God, divine Mind. This carnal mind is forever enraged against God, and will ultimately perish. Thank God for Christian Science that teaches us there is no middle ground, no sugar-coating the result of using the carnal, human mind. It gives us the clear choice of eternal salvation through the understanding that we are “governed by Soul instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called laws of matter.” (S&H 302:24) This eternal understanding from God is: “Ye shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” (Lev. 19:2)

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    nice.neighborhood
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    S&H 293:21 M.B.Eddy There is no vapid fury of mortal mind – expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity – and this so-called mind is self-destroyed. The manifestations of evil, which counterfeit diving justice, are called in the Scriptures, “The anger of the Lord.”

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