New ‘Bible Lens’ Series

When Mary Baker Eddy ordained the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures to preach to Christian Science congregations, she reassuringly wrote to her Church, “Your dual and impersonal pastor, the Bible, and ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,’ is with you; and the Life these give, the Truth they illustrate, the Love they demonstrate, is the great Shepherd that feedeth my flock, and leadeth them ‘beside the still waters’ ” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 322).

Mrs. Eddy grew up with a deep love for the Bible. Throughout her life the Bible infused her thought, inspired her search for truth, and today its language, ideas, and spiritual insights pervade her writings. Speaking of the period leading up to her discovery of Christian Science, she describes the Bible as her “sole teacher” (Science and Health, p. viii). The Bible and Science and Health together are one impersonal Pastor, and both of these books deserve our deepest attention, love, and ongoing, dedicated search of them for the truths of divine Science.

To support our readers’ growing understanding and appreciation of the Bible, we are introducing a new feature in the Sentinel in 2015 called “Bible Lens.” This new section will include items related to the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly for that week, such as simple historical explanations of Bible verses, helpful translations of certain passages, and word studies of Bible terms. There will also be a variety of items related to the Bible in general, such as articles and poems that bring out its healing message, seen in the light of Science, accounts of those healed through a deeper study of the Bible, and items to help familiarize children with this “chart of life” (Science and Health, p. 24). 

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

How I Found Christian Science
A family led by a mother’s healing
December 29, 2014

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