The surprise ending to my study of the Key to the Scriptures

As I was nearing the end of my term as First Reader, conducting the services in my church, I was preparing for a Wednesday evening testimony meeting. I felt impelled to read to the congregation on the subject of the beginning and end times recorded in Genesis and Revelation in the Bible. I researched these books, along with the chapters "Genesis" and "The Apocalypse" in the Key to the Scriptures in Science and Health.

Starting out, I saw more clearly that Mary Baker Eddy's exegesis of portions of Genesis reveals the root of mankind's problems as well as their solution. The sorrows we face, it makes clear, result from believing the second account of creation, recorded in Genesis 2. This allegory has Eve subordinate to her husband, Adam doomed to work by his own sweat, their offspring Cain murdering his brother, and so forth.

November 17, 1997

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