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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. It will not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs. Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.


From the November 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

QUESTION: James says, "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you" ( 4:8 ). But Mary Baker Eddy said, "The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man" ( Science and Health, p.

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