In our Leader's brief but wonderful description of the unfolding to her thought of the great verities of Spirit, she affirms that the Bible was her only text-book, and adds: "The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterward the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated" (Science and Health, p. 110). Most of us can see that only in proportion to our clear realization of the omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience of Spirit, shall we be able to comprehend the unreality of evil. As we progress in the understanding of Christian Science, we see more and more clearly that great spiritual truths underlie the Scriptures throughout.

From the very beginning of our serious study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the Bible becomes a new book to us. The deeper teachings of philosophical and metaphysical passages are elucidated; practical statements are brought home to us, and shown to be as direct guidance for today as when they were first uttered or penned. Stories and simple episodes, which seemed to mean little or nothing to us in the old days; touches which, if noticed at all, were apt to be considered as showing the forceful descriptive narrative of the Jewish historian, rather than of any spiritual significance,—all these are now seen in new aspects. For, whether we understand a passage at present or not, we soon learn in Christian Science that every story or episode, however slight, however veiled to material thought, is for our learning, and that when spiritually understood it assuredly expresses some healing truth which destroys error, and which it is ours to assimilate whenever we have the understanding to discern it.

March 19, 1910

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