The Children "shall be taught the Scriptures"

"Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein." In these words to his disciples Christ Jesus pointed out the value of the child thought, its readiness, receptiveness, and spontaneity.

With wisdom based upon understanding of the Master's works and words, our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, ruled in the Church Manual that "the Sabbath School children shall be taught the Scriptures, and they shall be instructed according to their understanding or ability to grasp the simpler meanings of the divine Principle that they are taught" (Art. XX, Sect. 2). This rule can be applied in classes of the tiniest tots straight through the Sunday school.

Nullifying the Flames
January 6, 1945

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