Loving the Adam lesson

"Oh, not that one again!" I mentally rebelled one Monday morning upon reading in the Christian Science Quarterly the subject for the coming week's Bible Lesson: "Adam and Fallen Man." The thought came, "Surely, after studying all these years, I know what Christian Science teaches about that!"

But; as I started to prepare for the week's study of the topic, I remembered that Mrs. Eddy considered that the subjects she established for the Bible Lessons came to her through divine inspiration. She directed that the lessons, consisting of Bible selections and correlative passages from her book Science and Health, be read in all Churches of Christ, Scientist, as the sermons at the Sunday services. So clear was she about this divine guidance that she firmly resisted an effort to have her add to the twenty-six topics. Irving C. Tomlinson, Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy (Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1966), pp. 145–146 . These subjects provide a framework for understanding the basics of Christian Science—including its illumination of important theological concepts.

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