Sunday, June 9th, 2019 Roundtable | Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 Roundtable

Click here to play the audio as you read:

Also available on YouTube


Click here for the Roundtable archive

Morning Prayers

Father, teach me how to still the clamoring of sense, and fill my place as listener, that I may hear Thy voice and grow to understand Thy Word, and so become Thy messenger. Then teach me how to banish pride and stubborn will that I may be Thy representative – with no false sense of human zeal, that every word may bless and heal, when I Thy message give.

— from Divinity Course and General Collectanea, (the “Blue Book”), by Mary Baker Eddy, page 61




Discussion points

46 — WATCH lest you retain the old superstition regarding death as a doorway to a better state of being. This error causes people to say of one who has passed on, “He is better off,” and to feel regarding one who is very ill that perhaps death would be a release under the circumstances. This suggestion gives death more power than Life to relieve man of woe.

Graduation from school benefits a pupil because he has done all the work in the lower grade satisfactorily. On page 60 of the Christian Science Journal, Volume 4, Mrs. Eddy writes, “When we have done our work here so well that it needs not to be done over again, the death-change increases all our joys and our means of advancement.”

— from 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter




Golden Text — “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” — John 1 : 3




Forum post — Gaining “more correct views of God and man” by Jeremy from NJ




Jesus never intimated that God made a devil, but he did say, “Ye are of your father, the devil.” All these sayings were to show that mind in matter is the author of itself, and is simply a falsity and illusion.

— Citation 12 from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 554 : 24 (Jesus)-28




Jesus said of personified evil, that it was “a liar, and the father of it.” Truth creates neither a lie, a capacity to lie, nor a liar. If mankind would relinquish the belief that God makes sickness, sin, and death, or makes man capable of suffering on account of this malevolent triad, the foundations of error would be sapped and error’s destruction ensured;

— Citation 11 from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 357 : 7-13




    The Psychologist and The Magician — Introductory Comment — Read by Carol Conroy

    Click here to play the audio:

    • The Psychologist and The Magician — The Story, Part 1 — Read by Carol Conroy

      Click here to play the audio:

      • The Psychologist and The Magician — The Story, Part 2 — Read by Carol Conroy

        Click here to play the audio:




        • Forum post — Thus said the Lord that created thee by Joanne from FL




          10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

          11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

          12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

          13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

          — Isaiah 41: 10-13 from the King James Bible




          Forum post — First Commandment by Lynda from PA




          Forum post — Protection All Around by Parthens




          Everlasting arms of Love
          Are beneath, around, above;
          God it is who bears us on,
          His the arm we lean upon.

          He our ever-present guide
          Faithful is, whate’er betide;
          Gladly then we journey on,
          With His arm to lean upon.

          From earth’s fears and vain alarms
          Safe in His encircling arms,
          He will keep us all the way,
          God, our refuge, strength and stay.

          — Hymn 53 from the Christian Science Hymnal




          Forum post — “overcometh the world” by Susanne from VT




          Forum post — Take Heed of Your Spiritual Heritage Florence from GA




          Stick to the truth of being in contradistinction to the error that life, substance, or intelligence can be in matter. Plead with an honest conviction of truth and a clear perception of the unchanging, unerring, and certain effect of divine Science. Then, if your fidelity is half equal to the truth of your plea, you will heal the sick.

          — from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 418




          The transmission of disease or of certain idiosyncrasies of mortal mind would be impossible if this great fact of being were learned, — namely, that nothing inharmonious can enter being, for Life is God. Heredity is a prolific subject for mortal belief to pin theories upon; but if we learn that nothing is real but the right, we shall have no dangerous inheritances, and fleshly ills will disappear.

          — from Science and Health, 1910, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 228




          Final Readings

          Article — Your Background by Una Willard







Print this page


Share via email