"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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ADAM AND FALLEN MAN

If you divide the word: adam, it becomes a dam or an obstruction, a barrier.  Entirely appropriate for the name of man in the second account in Genesis—a fable but useful in describing the distinct difference between the manifestation of God’s image in Chapter One, and the appearance of mankind created of the “dust of the ground” by the Lord God and ultimately condemned to till the ground.  You’ll remember that Adam and Eve disobediently ate of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and were shut out of the garden. 

The actual historical record of the Bible is thought to begin with Abraham and his progeny.  (There has long been a question about the actuality of Noah and his ark—even though a vessel similar to the one described in Genesis, Chapters 6-8, has reportedly been found preserved in ice in the Himalayan Mountains.)    The important thing is that there is no curse on the man of God’s creating, made in His image, and therefore “unfallen, upright, pure, and free.”   The only mist we need to be concerned about is the mist of mistaken thinking arising out of a false concept of who we really are.  Paul put it this way in his letter to the Ephesians (4:24):  “…put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”    

Of the second record in Genesis, Mrs. Eddy writes: (it) “gives the history of error in its externalized forms, called life and intelligence in matter.”  (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 522:12-14)    She adds that it a great mistake “to suppose that man, God’s image and likeness, is both matter and Spirit, both good and evil.” (S&H 216:18)  She adds:  “The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called `children of men’ are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality.” (S&H 409:20-23)     

We’re all aware of discords that can seem so real and threatening, but we’re eating of “the wrong tree” if we suppose them to negate the spiritual reality of being.   Mrs. Eddy writes of the Adamic allegory that its purpose is “to depict the falsity of error and the effects of error.” (S&H 537:19-21)   The remedy for this “Adam-dream” is, of course, the Christ or Truth which Jesus came to demonstrate.  We read in Science and Health (517:31-4)  “Man is not made to till the soil.  His birthright is dominion, not subjection.  He is lord of the belief in earth and heaven,--himself subordinate alone to his Maker.” 

We were never made to “till the soil”—to keep going over and over the same ground.   Isaiah puts it this way:  “…the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.  And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:  thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations;  and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” (Isa.8:11-12)     The lesson also includes the account in Gen.32:24-30 of Jacob wrestling with man until the break of day.   Jacob wouldn’t let go of the struggle without a blessing, and declared the name of the place to be Peniel “for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”  

Paul comments:  “…we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (II Cor. 3:4-5, and 18)   Like Jacob,  when we struggle with error (of any sort or in any form) we can, through great tribulation, be brought back to the realization that “Life is God, good, and that good is not in elements which are not spiritual…” (S&H 309:7)   How grateful we are to “feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy.” (S&H 249:6-8)  

Yes, we all have one Father or Source.  One God has created us. (Mal.2:10)   And, like Jesus, we too can “cast out devils” and bring to light the wholeness or perfection of God’s image.   As Mrs. Eddy puts it:  “In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as `a very present help in trouble.’  Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals.” (S&H 12:31-3)    Let’s resolve with the Psalmist to “behold (God’s) face in righteousness: …to be satisfied when we awake with (God’s) likeness.” (Ps.17:15) .

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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