Series 1 - Lesson 6 - Annotation 2
What is the "great demonstration"?
2. As man was created in the image and after the likeness of God, the "great demonstration" is to show how the connection is made between man and God, so that all that God is will show forth in man's spirit, soul, body. It is the victory over physical death and the redemption of the body to eternal life. Jesus Christ made this demonstration. He set the example of regeneration through crossing out the animal instincts that are in carnal-mindedness, the consciousness that is of the flesh, and replacing them with the wisdom of the Christ Mind. He redeemed the lower emotions of fear, anger, hate, greed, and the like in man's feeling nature through faith in God, Good, causing man's thoughts to respond to the nature of divine love. Victory over death of the physical form becomes possible only as man succeeds in working victoriously with the so-called animal instincts and lower emotions as they present themselves for redemption. It is the aggregate of these smaller victories that gives him an understanding of the divine power and nature inherent within him.
This lesson teaches that the "great demonstration" is accomplished through an understanding of all supplementary spiritual laws or principles of Being (God), and the using of these laws in our daily living in accordance with universal good.
Preceding Entry: What is meant by "demonstration" in Truth study?
Following Entry: What is consciousness? What is its importance in demonstration?