The Leaven "in three measures of meal"

Shortly before his crucifixion, Jesus said to his disciples (John 16:12,13); "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak."

These words imply that only a partial understanding of Truth was possible to the seekers of a spiritual understanding in Jesus' day. Full understanding would have to await an advanced age. The bondage to evil, exemplified by sin, disease, and death, from which Jesus' followers sought deliverance, is the same bondage under which mankind labor in the present age. But today we have the "Spirit of truth," the Comforter, promised by our Master. Through the discovery of Christian Science by Mrs. Eddy the full revelation of Truth, which Jesus saw was in advance of the comprehension of his day, has become available to humanity. Mankind has become of age, able to bear the truth.

"Science, Theology, Medicine" is the title given to a chapter in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. In this chapter we read (pp. 117, 118): "Jesus bade his disciples beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees, which he defined as human doctrines. His parable of the 'leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened,' impels the inference that the spiritual leaven signifies the Science of Christ and its spiritual interpretation,—an inference far above the merely ecclesiastical and formal applications of the illustration."

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The First Law of Heaven
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