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Your Questions & Answers

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 with responses from Journal readers. Readers are also encouraged to go to Chapter III of Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, by Mary Baker Eddy — “Questions and Answers.”

How do we "take the inspired Word" when we don't know what has been changed?

From the December 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Q: Since the Bible has changed so many times since its inauguration, how can we believe what it says? How do we “take the inspired Word” when we don’t know what has been changed? I love Science and Health but I really don’t like the Bible for these reasons, and because extremists take it so literally. How can I change my opinion? —From a summer intern at The Mother Church A1: I can certainly understand your concerns.