The Explanatory Note in the Christian Science Quarterly , describes the Lesson-Sermons in these words: "The canonical writings, together with the word of our textbook, corroborating and explaining the Bible texts in their spiritual import and application to all ages, past, present, and future, constitute a sermon undivorced from truth, uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses, and divinely authorized. " Is it not obvious that the thought best adapted to assimilate and put into practice these Lesson-Sermons is that which most nearly conforms to the above description; that is—is itself free from false doctrines, hence best able to unsee their claims to reality; and is able to accept the truth of a perfect, infinite God and a sinless, perfect creation, including man? How to claim and utilize these qualities as one's own is of vital importance to students of Christian Science, for without proper receptivity to and comprehension of the texts which elucidate this Science, little genuine progress can be made in its practical demonstration.
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