The Open Door

In the book of the Acts, at the end of the fourteenth chapter, it is related that the memberrs of the early church rehearsed what God had done for them, and rejoiced, too, that He had "opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles." In our own time, the wondrous history of those early services is being recalled and repeated. Each week grateful beneficiaries of God's bounty, throughout the globe, tell of their healings, and express joy for what Truth has done and is doing not only for them, but also for the whole world. In this age Jew and Gentile are acknowledging that Christian Science reveals the truth of man's being; and even those who have not made this acknowledgment are benefited in countless ways by the fact that the reign of righteousness has begun anew on the earth.

It is significant that on the frontispiece of the "Key to the Scriptures," which is an integral part of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and at the beginning of the Glossary of this book as well, the author, Mary Baker Eddy, has placed the quotation from Revelation: "These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works; behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it." The comfort and peace of such an assurance cannot be measured; and as our Leader writes in glad response (Poems, p. 14):—

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