"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Jamae van Eck is a Christian Scientist Practitioner and teacher who has experienced over many years the healing power of Divine Love. She is convinced that no one is beyond redemption, and no problem or difficulty beyond God's power to resolve & heal.

Christian Science practitioners
provide spiritual treatment
through prayer. The result is
healing - the change of thought
that brings transformed lives
and the resolution of relational,
physical, or financial difficulties.

She teaches that salvation does not occur only at some point in the future, but that here and now God's saving grace and divine laws are available to everyone
who seeks them.

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MATTER 

The fact that Mary Baker Eddy designated two lesson-sermons (one after the other) dealing with the same subject indicates how important she felt it was that we understand the unsubstantiality, even the unreality, of what is called matter.  Webster’s lengthy definition of the word includes the following: “a field of knowledge or specialization, something that can be proved in law, the substance of which a physical object is composed,” and “that which (together with energy) forms the basis of observable phenomena.” 

Mrs. Eddy writes:  “The belief that life can be in matter or soul in body, and that man springs from dust or from an egg, is the result of the mortal error which Christ, or Truth destroys by fulfilling the spiritual law of being, in which man is perfect, even as the `Father which is in heaven is perfect.’” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 485:19-24)   She adds:  “Man’s spiritual individuality is never wrong…It is only by acknowledging the supremacy of Spirit, which annuls the claims of matter, that mortals can lay off mortality and find the indissoluble spiritual link which  establishes man forever in the divine likeness, inseparable from his creator.” (S&H 491:9-16)  The Responsive Reading includes several of the commandments (Ex.20:8, 12-17) and concludes that “whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world.” (I John 5:4)   

She also points out the “The first idolatry was faith in matter.” (S&H 146:5-6)   Once we do as she recommends and resolve “things into thoughts, and replace the objects of material sense with spiritual ideas,”  then we’ll exercise the dominion over matter that God has given us.  (S&H 123:12)   The lesson includes several accounts of this dominion: 

  • First, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant crossing over the Jordan River on dry ground (Joshua 3:6,13,17)
  • Second, the collapse of the wall surrounding Jericho so the Israelites could re-take the city. (Joshua Chapter 6) 
  • And third, the recapture of the ark from the Philistines at the command of Solomon (II Chron., Chapter 5)

It also gives these definitions of both ark and temple:  ARK. Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle;  the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.”  (S&H 123:12)  and  TEMPLE. “The superstructure of Truth; the shrine of Love;…” (S&H 595:7-9) 

We also read in John’s Gospel that: “The Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (1:17)   In answer to a lawyer’s question: “…what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus responded with these familiar passages in the law:  “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;  and thy neighbor as thyself.” (Luke 10:25-28)   Mary Baker Eddy adds:  “Jesus urged the commandment, `Thou shalt have no other gods before me,’ which may be rendered:  Thou shalt have no belief of Life as mortal;  thou shalt not know evil, for there is one Life,--even God, good.” (S&H 19:29-1)  She also points out Jesus’ love for little children and his insistence that they “belong to the heavenly kingdom.” (S&H 130:20)   

The lesson concludes with these familiar passages:  “Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” (Ps.91:9-11)“ And there was war in heaven:  Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” (Rev.3:7-9, 10)   How wonderful to know that “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ.” (Rev.3:7-10) 

Indeed, there really is no serpent or opposite to good, named evil—even if it appears to be a dragon, “inflamed with war against spirituality” but “ripe for destruction.” (S&H 565:1-4)  A lie can’t stand in the presence of Truth, any more than darkness can extinguish light.   The lesson concludes:  “Let us learn of the real and eternal, and prepare for the reign of Spirit, the kingdom of heaven,--the reign and rule of universal harmony, which cannot be lost nor remain forever unseen.” (S&H 208:20) .

Jamae van Eck

Jamae van Eck

"The law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of
sin and death ."
Romans 8:1

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