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[The Biblical citations given in the Christian Science Quarterly are from the Authorized King James Version. The Bible Notes in this column can be used, if deemed necessary, to elucidate some of the words or passages contained in the Bible Lessons.]
"If our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" (II Cor. 5:1)—The words which are rendered here "of God" have the literal meaning of "from God," while in certain editions of the Greek text a comma is found after the word which is rendered "eternal," thus suggesting that "eternal in the heavens" need not necessarily be taken as a single phrase. This helps to explain the order of the words as found in some of the more modern renderings. Thus Goodspeed has: "For I know that if this earthly tent that I live in is taken down, God will provide me a building in heaven to live in, not built by human hands but eternal;" while Weymouth (Fifth Edition) suggests: "For we know that if the mere tent, which is our earthly house, is taken down, we have in heaven a building from God, a house not made by human hands, but eternal."
"For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven" (II Cor. 5:2)—Goodspeed's rendering of this somewhat involved passage is: "This makes me sigh with longing to put on my heavenly dwelling;" while Moffatt has: "It makes me sigh, indeed, this yearning to be under the cover of my heavenly habitation."
ANNA E. HERZOG
God's Perfection Is Our Protection
HERBERT H. NORSWORTHY
"The starting-point of divine Science"
"The rhythm of Spirit"
MARIAN PITCHER TOMB
HENRY EDISON WILLIAMS
Steps of Progress
EMMA K. FUHRER
"The tree of life"
ELOISE PATTILLO HENDRICK
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Richard Gormley, Committee on Publication for the Southern and Western Districts of India,
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Edward W. Rees, Committee on Publication for Warwickshire, England,
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Charles G. McAron, Committee on Publication for the State of Virginia,
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John Lingard, Committee on Publication for Midlothian, Scotland,
MADELEINE E. SCHOBL
The Lever of Spirituality
"There is no fear in love"
George Shaw Cook
with contributions from Edith F. Cocker, George W. Sibbin, John Hermon Terry, Jr., Julia A. Temple
In deep gratitude I desire to give a testimony of my...
Grace A. Balling with contributions from John E. Balling
It is now nearly thirty years since Christian Science first...
Edith Alice Baxter
My gratitude for Christian Science knows no bounds,...
Geraldine J. Brill
"Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which...
Elsie Viault Steedman
"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."
Emmie May Russell
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Blanch Battee Wise
The testimonies published in the Christian Science...
Muriel C. Stoup
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Hedley J. Marshall
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VINA S. ADAMS
Signs of the Times
with contributions from James Reid, Walter Ferguson, A Correspondent, Arch W. Webster, J. Price Williams