The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity"

In her true light...

A look at the unpublished writings of Mary Baker Eddy

In September 2002, The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity will open its doors. For the rest of this year, the Sentinel will bring readers selections from the Library's previously unpublished collection of materials.

The following is an excerpt from a sermon Mary Baker Eddy gave on February 8, 1885. The Scriptural text she chose as the basis for her sermon was First Corinthians 10:18: "Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?"

"I think we all can see the possibility of a spiritual life of Christianity apart from the ritualism and creed. The most perfect creed of human working is inadequate to represent the divine side of religion—namely, Christianity. Truth cannot be fixed in symbol, but the humble heart may discern some great truth before its full-orbed significance has broken upon the world, because truth is spirit and life; it is perpetual, renovating; it is expression."

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March 4, 2002

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