The Christian Science Sermon

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THE MAKERS OF THE SERMON

THE Christian Science pulpits are now teaching of God in God's way. The sermons from Sunday to Sunday in these pulpits are "undivorced from Truth, uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses and authorized by Christ," as the introductory note truly affirms. The word spoken by God through Paul for his day, is God's word for this day. "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." That the Christian Science sermons are after Christ is plain, since "The Bible and the Christian Science text-book are our only preachers."

The Maker of the Christian Science sermons is God, for He "made all that was made." Humanly speaking, God's agents do His work. As Christ Jesus said, "My Father worketh hitherto and I work." The subjects for these sermons, as is quite well known, were furnished by our Leader. These subjects cover the essentials of Christianity. As has been observed, they follow the order she was wont to employ in teaching her classes. These subjects are taken by the Bible Lesson committee, who at their regular meetings carefully prepare the sermons. As these discourses are made up wholly of passages from the Bible and the Christian Science text-book, they contain nothing of human opinion; they are devoid of man-made theories. They have no guesses at the future, no conjectures regarding the past, and no rudimentary exhortations about the present. They are free from sensationalism, and they make no effort to please the fancy or foster the pride of mortals.

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