I love the Bible, don’t you? The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, did, too. She tells us that, in her discovery of this Science of the Christ, or Mind-healing, and her consequent writing of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the Bible was her only textbook (see Science and Health, p. 110). Her recognition of the Bible as the Word of God can be seen in the very first tenet of Christian Science: “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life” (Science and Health, p. 497).
Of course, the Bible is an ancient text and has come to us first through oral traditions and, later, through written translations of what was originally recorded. Understanding the Bible’s rich spiritual lessons requires a life of consecration and prayer.
Wanting to better understand God’s Word myself, I turned to directions given by Christ Jesus. He pointed to the Ten Commandments as guides for living and inheriting eternal life (see Mark 10 and Luke 18). So, delving deep into these simple rules seemed a good place for me to start.