A theme throughout Scripture is the head-stone, the price-tag for learning Truth ... Jacob used a stone as a pillow for his head, before he became Israel ... David slew Goliath by slinging one of five smooth stones into his forehead, before he became king of Israel ... "the stone the builders rejected is become the headstone of the corner" ... a prophet saw a great stone not hewn with hands come from heaven ... Jesus chose his disciple, Peter, Cephus [a rock], to become the head of his Church ... St. John's 'Armaggedon' is Har Meggido, a mound of stones gathered from the fertile fields of the Jezreel Valley ... the modern space-time physicist, Albert Einstein [ein stein, a/one stone] established relativistic 'gravity' theory [DANIEL's perception of space-time-light put to tensor analysis] ... the author of FUNDAMENTAL CONTROVERSES, and project 'lambhorn', Mr. Petry [again, petr-, rock]. As human thought ascends to ponder the very heavens, its simple economies accounting for mortals rises out of ignorance to consider the cost of the whole resurrection.
In Article XXIV Sect. 5. of her MANUAL of The Mother Church, REV Mary Baker Eddy's God requires wisdom, economy, and brotherly love to characterize all the members' proceedings (MAN77:18)... this is not merely getting the best postage rates [and we just this week received another of those 3-sheet, 'double-postage' letters from the Clerk], but on the grandest scale as well ... Christian Scientists should be thinking in terms of the economy of the whole of mankind - in their prayers, and in their doings - the economy of the nation is no less imperative: We must consider the great cost of getting it right.
To put it into the prophetic vernacular ...
Thus saith the LORD of heaven and Earth, the KING of Kings, and of His Majesty....
Woe, Woe, Woe unto them that publish not my word, saith the LORD; and ten times more woe unto them that have received the word of God, and yet published it not. They shall be likened unto the Christian Scientists in Boston, for I sent unto them saying, the judgment of DANIEL is thus-and-thus, and they published it not: and they poured-out $300 million for a "video experience" they needed not (for they are not idle men of mean talent); until I instructed them again, and then they withdrew their folly.
Thus saith the Lord: They that publish not my word shall be likened unto the Southern Californians, for I sent unto their superior judges saying, divide not the estate of the rich prophet, but give it unto the explainer of all prophecy, and they did not: therefore I sent unto them again saying, I appeal to your sense of humor, you have divided the estate of the rich prophet who said Mrs. Eddy was the woman clothed with the sun, and a crown of four planets (showing), and the moon under her feet (as it was on 9/4-5/1861, fourteen years before she gave birth to Christian Science, even according to the signs fourteen months before Mary gave birth to Christ Jesus, even according to DANIEL's times and days), and the prophets did err because (although) the great sign of REVELATION was in Virgo, the woman, nevertheless the prophets did err not knowing the heavens, that these did move one sign in two millennia, and the sign was now in Leo, the lion, clothed with the sun and four planets above and the moon beneath ... 'roar' ... and these judges did tremble before the word of God I had revealed unto them, and beneath their black veils covering their arbitrations their knees did shake mightily, and the whole ground shook, and their freeways jumped and crumpled, for they published not the word of the LORD; and to them it cost $15 billion.
Thus saith the Lord: They that publish not my word shall be likened unto that great nation under one God, for I sent unto them, to their ten great denominations (headquarters of tens of tens of thousands of churches), and I sent unto them this, and their invitation to come to their own wedding into the Church of Christ, Scientist, and they demurred, and they published not, and they came not before the wedding altar; and their veil covering that great nation rent in twain, as by a great slashing down the middle, and a great flood came forth from the whole length of the middle from north to south, so that they were divided east from west, (woman from lion, Christians from Scientists, Jesus from Paul), and that cost them $billions; and they ceased not from their resistance to the flow of prophecy unto this day [ca. 1995], so that prophecy continually overflows their banks, for they have refused to publish that which DANIEL forgot, but, lo, the LORD had not forgotten, and did send unto John the Presbyter saying, I am Venus, and Mercury.
And shall I not also liken them to many publishers by the way, for I did send also to them, saying, thus and thus is the interpretation of DANIEL; and they published it not: therefore they, and many like them, shall perish, even as did my Commander Koresh perish in the flames from before him who presides over them which do not inhale, and his vice who presides over them which do not exhale, for their drunkenness before my people, and for their not waiting on my orders, and for turning away from before my face of authority (for mine is a kindly face, and not of harsh terms; mine eyes perceive a softness I shall not lose), and for this saying of theirs, the time is not yet come for my REVELATION, lo, the horsemen, and for their counting the seals on mine open book of my scribe, SCIENCE AND HEALTH, even so also shall many of them perish, because they have forsaken me, the God of the Jews, saith the LORD, and they shall be taken by (mere) Jews seeking their own lost sheep of the house of Israel, and showing mercy and good will to many strangers, like Boaz did toward Ruth the Moabitess, the daughter-in-law of Naomi, to whose God she also clave, and tossing aside many unripe figs for the fullness of time is so very near; and it shall cost them $thousands and thousands of $thousands.
Wherefore then seeing these things, do ye continue in this psalm of Beethoven and Schiller, singing, come let us rejoice that we have married noble women, and send away him in tears who (yet royal in his household) has not. For behold I show you a new mystery: they that sleep, awaking for bodies long gone, shall steal your children, and no more shall ye say, I have gotten a man from the LORD, but I have gotten the Saint of his army-choir; and they that put his Saints to death shall forfeit their own selves, even as it was with Cain; and and your children shall be wiser than yourselves, for they shall know themselves here and now, and they shall knock together a fleet at all costs greater than Solomon's, yet in the heaven above, and not on the Earth beneath, as you did, for none wisdom is greater than Solomon's on Earth, and they shall come unto me, even unto Venus: even as Jesus walked on the water before them, so shall they walk in the cloud city with me. For Adam at first adopted his own (rib) sister; at last Adam must loose her. As at first children jump up and down, and adults rocket into orbit and return at great expense, but a million adults jumping cannot reach the moon, so also at first children are conceived in their mothers' wombs and upon Earth, and adults must travel to the distant stars by conceiving themselves there (but) by Science, not by population hordes in vain repetition ... Welcome to the cosmo-net!
[We must note here in closing that the plausible actual would become speculative if we merely imagine what persons may have done, said, meant ... the importance is in the demonstration of the Christ Science: not to rediscover that which is today abundant, but discern and live it]
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