"Our sufficient guide"

[Original article in German]

ALL Christian Scientists who are members of The Mother Church or of a recognized branch church subscribe to the Tenets given by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 497), the first of which reads as follows: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." Every member of the Christian Science church, therefore, acknowledges the "inspired Word of the Bible" as his "sufficient guide"; and by subscribing to the Tenets he gives expression to his unshakable confidence in the inspired teaching of the Bible.

True, the Bible is loved by all thinking people of the Christian faith, but its spiritual signification has not been clearly understood. He who turns to Christian Science finds in its textbook a comprehensive and lucid explanation of the Bible in its spiritual meaning. And whoever studies this book earnestly finds that an exposition such as is given there was made possible only through spiritual inspiration. In this textbook Mrs. Eddy says (p. 126): "The Bible has been my only authority. I have had no other guide in 'the straight and narrow way' of Truth."

The Right Place
November 12, 1932

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