"IS NOT THIS THE CHRIST?"

MARY BAKER EDDY, writing of the Christ in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says (p. 333): "Throughout all generations both before and after the Christian era, the Christ, as the spiritual idea,—the reflection of God,—has come with some measure of power and grace to all prepared to receive Christ, Truth. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets caught glorious glimpses of the Messiah, or Christ, which baptized these seers in the divine nature, the essence of Love."

Abraham's glorious glimpses of the Christ enabled him to leave his homeland and go out to a far and unknown country and there to establish a great nation—enabled him to put his love for God and his obedience to God above even his love for his only son. As we read this moving story in the Old Testament, we find Abraham willing to sacrifice this son, if that were the will of God. However, a clearer concept of God enabled him to realize that God's will for his son was not death, but life.

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