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The Spirit of Christ's Teaching

PrefaceEdit

IntroductionEdit

I. —The Son of GodEdit

Man, the Son of God, powerless in the flesh, is free in the spirit. (Our Father.)

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And therefore man must work, not for the flesh, but according to the spirit. ( Which art in heaven,)

IIIEdit

From the spirit of the Father hath proceeded the life of all men. (Hallowed be thy name.)

IV. — The Kingdom of GodEdit

And, therefore, the will of the Father is that all men should have life and happiness. {Thy king- dom come. )

V. — The True LifeEdit

The fulfilment of the will of the Father gives a true life. ( Thy will be done. )

VI. — A False LifeEdit

And therefore, in order to attain to a true life, a man on earth must abstain from the false life of the flesh, and live in the spirit. ( On earth as in heaven. )

VII. — I AND THE FATHER ARE ONEEdit

The true food of life is fulfilment of the will of the Father, and union with Him. ( Give us this day our daily bread.)

VIII. — Life not in TimeEdit

Therefore a man really lives when he thinks only of fulfilling the will of the Father in the present, and leaves all thought of the past and of the future. {Give us now our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us. )

IX. — TemptationsEdit

The delusions of the individual and temporal life hide from men the true life, which alone is real, in union with the Father. (Lead us not into temptation.)

X. — The Struggle against TemptationEdit

Therefore to get rid of evil, we must, every hour of our life, be in unity with the Father. (Lead us not into temptation.)

XI. — The Farewell DiscourseEdit

Personal life is a deception of the flesh, an evil. True life is the life which is common to all men. {But deliver us from the evil one. )

XII. — The Victory of the Spirit over the FleshEdit

Therefore, for the man who lives not a personal life, but in the common life which is through the will of the Father, there is no evil. The death of the body is union with the Father. ( Thine be the kingdom, the power, and the glory.)

The Conclusion. To understand Life is to do GoodEdit