Has Man A Soul? | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Has Man A Soul?

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         The Scriptures inform us that “the soul that sinneth,
         it shall die.” Here soul means sense and organic life; and


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1      this passage refers to the Jewish law, that a mortal should
         be put to death for his own sin, but not for another’s.
3      Not Soul, but mortal sense, sins and dies. Immortal man
         has immortal Soul and a deathless sense of being. Mortal
         man has but a false sense of Soul and body. He believes
6      that Spirit, or Soul, exists in matter. This is pantheism,
         and is not the Science of Soul. The mind-quacks have
         so slight a knowledge of Soul that they believe material
9      and sinning sense to be soul; and then they doctor this
         soul as if it were not even a material sense.
         In Dr. Gordon’s sermon on The Ministry of Healing,
12    he said, “The forgiven soul in a sick body is not half a
         man.” Is this pantheistic statement sound theology, —
         that Soul is in matter, and the immortal part of man a sin-
15    ner? Is not this a disparagement of the person of man and
         a denial of God’s power? Better far that we impute such
         doctrines to mortal opinion than to the divine Word.
18    To my sense, such a statement is a shocking reflection
         on the divine power. A mortal pardoned by God is not
         sick, he is made whole. He in whom sin, disease, and
21    death are destroyed, is more than a fraction of himself.
         Such sermons, though clad in soft raiment, are spirit-
         less waifs, literary driftwood on the ocean of thought;
24    while Truth walks triumphantly over the waves of sin,
         sickness, and death.




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