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CHAPTER 2 - Atonement and Eucharist
And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh
with the affections and lusts. - Paul.
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to
preach the gospel. - Paul.
For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the
vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. - Jesus.
Atonement is the exemplification of man's unity
with God, whereby man reflects divine Truth, Life,
and Love. Jesus of Nazareth taught and demonstrated
man's oneness with the Father, and for this we owe him
endless homage. His mission was both individual
and collective. He did life's work
aright not only in justice to himself, but in mercy to
mortals, - to show them how to do theirs, but not to do
it for them nor to relieve them of a single responsibility.
Jesus acted boldly, against the accredited evidence of the
senses, against Pharisaical creeds and practices, and he
refuted all opponents with his healing power.
The atonement of Christ reconciles man to God, not
God to man; for the divine Principle of Christ is God,
and how can God propitiate Himself? Christ
is Truth, which reaches no higher than itself.
The fountain can rise no higher than its source. Christ,
Truth, could conciliate no nature above his own, derived