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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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    JoanneF
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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.

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    BarbaraW
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    Thank you for this instructive post.

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