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Spirituality not Sensuality

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Announcements Forums Christ Jesus – August 26th, 2018 Spirituality not Sensuality

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    Thanks to the Lesson writer for the citations from Science and Health, pgs. 51 and 52, which clearly distinguishes what Jesus was about in his mission and how that contrasts so sharply from the wrong beliefs and attitudes of the self-righteous:

    From Webster’s 1828
    1. Essence distinct from matter; immateriality. If this light be not spiritual, it approacheth nearest to spirituality. 3. Spiritual nature; the quality which respects the spirit or affections of the heart only, and the essence of true religion; as the spirituality of Gods law.

    Spirit his master
    Served God
    Pure affections
    His spiritual senses drank in health, holiness and life
    His perfection and purity
    His spirituality enabled Jesus to heal the sick.

    From Webster’s 1828
    SENSUAL’ITY, noun Devotedness of the gratification of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in carnal or sensual pleasure.

    Selfish materialist
    Matter their master
    They served mammon
    Their affections were carnal
    Their senses testified oppositely, and absorbed the material evidence of sin, sickness, and death.
    Their imperfections and impurity
    Their sensuality which couldn’t heal anything.

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