Of the many Scriptural texts inscribed upon the walls...

Of the many Scriptural texts inscribed upon the walls of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, in Boston, the one which seemed to impress me the most that familiar one of the beloved disciple's, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear." This quotation, together with one of the many statements to be found in the Christian Science textbook (p. 454), "Love inspires, illumines, and leads the way," brought to me the thought that, if Christian Science had done nothing more for me than to bring to me some God as Love, I should still have cause to be immeasurably grateful.

Before I took up the study of Christian Science the Bible meant very little to me. I did not understand its many seemingly mysterious and contradictory The concept I had of God was of a personal, tribal, corporeal being. All of this was soon as I studied the Bible in conjunction with Science and Health. The of God as given on pages 465 and 587 of the textbook soon convinced me that God could not be nor limited in scope or action, and that the seven synonyms used by our Leader in defining God show Him to be spiritual. What a contrast this was my old belief; and as I studied, I came to agree with our Leader's statements in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 363), "The Bible is the learned man's masterpiece, the ignorant man's dictionary, the wise man's directory."

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