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"what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?"

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Announcements Forums Matter – September 22nd, 2019 "what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?"

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    “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

    I never have thought of it quite in this way before: I, being “the temple of the living God,” am made by God for Him to “dwell in [me], and walk in [me].” God has not agreed to let any idols, false beliefs, or error to reside in, or make use of His temple, so if they are in there it must have been the temple itself – me! – who allowed them access.

    4. 119 : 1-5 (to ,)
    When we endow matter with vague spiritual power, — that is, when we do so in our theories, for of course we cannot really endow matter with what it does not and cannot possess, — we disown the Almighty,

    The 1828 Webster’s defines disown as “To deny; not to own; to refuse to acknowledge as belonging to ones self.” That thought of disowning God really hit me today! No wonder I felt so lost and alone before coming to Plainfield! I was doing my best to disown Truth, Love, Life, Mind, good, and reality! Talk about moral idiocy!

    I am so grateful to Christian Science, this church, and practitioner support for showing me bit-by-bit how to recognize right thoughts, how to “Stand porter at the door of thought,” (S&H, p. 392) and how to accept and hold sacred the fact that I am God’s and there is no other place for me to be, and none other that should dwell in me.

    Thank you very much for this lesson!

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