Spiritual Meaning of the Scriptures

In searching for that which will make the world better and happier, more and more people are today turning away from preconceived notions and are finding security and happiness in understanding the truth of Mary Baker Eddy's statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 547) that "the true theory of the universe, including man, is not in material history but in spiritual development."

In the early part of the book of Genesis there are clear evidences of two distinct documents, one giving the spiritually scientific account of creation, and the other a material or pantheistic view of creation; and the opposite states of thought expressed in these two documents can be traced throughout the Bible.

The teachings of Christian Science throw a new light upon the Bible. In her textbook Mrs. Eddy has given us the "key" to the Scriptures, and when interpreted in the light of spiritual understanding the Bible becomes a new book, alive with scientific meaning. Thus interpreted, it not only explains the enigma of material existence, but reveals the way of scientific salvation and healing. In this new light the Bible, it is also seen, points out the rocks and shallows to be avoided in the working out of one's salvation, and shows clearly and unmistakably how this work is to be done.

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The Joyous Way
May 27, 1939

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