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“…the human self must be evangelized."

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Announcements Forums Probation After Death — April 26th, 2020 “…the human self must be evangelized."

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    “…the human self must be evangelized. This task God demands of us to accept lovingly to-day, and to abandon so fast as practical the material, and to work out the spiritual which determines the outward and actual.” (S&H 254:19)

    This passage from the Lesson really made me do some “soul searching.” Evangelized is defined as “instructed in the gospel; converted to Christianity” (Webster’s 1828). The rest of the passage told me how I was to do this:

    “This task (a bond or pledge agreed to be done, — that is, a covenant) God demands of us (requires as necessary — there’s no side-stepping it) to accept lovingly (without complaining, whining, grouncing, or dragging my feet) to-day (daily, not once in a while when convenient), and to abandon (forsake entirely, not just what is unpleasant or when it’s convenient) so fast as practical (what I am capable of and able to put into practice now — God is not asking me to walk on water now) the material, and to work out (to effect by labor and exertion — to put forth the effort to spiritualize my “world” — not just say “God is Love,” but handle animal magnetism) the spiritual which determines the outward and actual.”

    Thank you so much for this helpful Lesson.


    Thank you for this instructive post.

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