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From the May 1899 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Although published as editorial matter, the articles which appeared in recent issues of the Christian Science Sentinel under the head of "The Christian Science Sermon," were written by a member of the Bible Lesson Committee. They were written, therefore, from an intelligent standpoint. The writer spoke with a knowledge born of experience in the preparation of the lessons, a careful study of their purpose, their method, their construction, and their spirit. The members of this committee, next to our Leader, are better able than others to point out these elements of the lessons, and we are glad to have had the privilege of presenting this series of helps to the Field. All must have profited by their perusal. If any have thus far failed to do so, they would do well to lose no further time. This is especially true of the Readers. Having familiarized themselves with the plan and order of arrangement of the lessons, they are better fitted to perform their function as instruments for voicing the healing Truth contained therein.

There is no more effective way of teaching the Word than by means of these sermons. They bring in review the spiritual import of Scripture in its entirety. Its content from Genesis to Revelation, is expounded. These sermons supply a Scriptural exegesis which the world needs, for which the world has long been looking.

No attentive, sincere student, or earnest listener, whether Scientist or non-Scientist, can hear or read the alternate passages from the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," without seeing the unity of the two. Their inter-relation is unmistakable. Even their letter, though differing in phraseology, is the same in meaning; and in their spirit their oneness is plainly discernible. The unbiased student of these compilations will, soon or late, admit that if the Bible, in its spiritual essence, is an inspired Book, the Christian Science text-book, in its interpretation thereof, is inspired also.

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