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Bible Insights

Since 2003, our Bible Forum column has provided readers with valuable Bible scholarship and historical context. Starting with this issue, the Journal is revamping the column to feature shorter insights and ideas from contributors’ individual Bible study. This approach will continue to shed new light on familiar (or not so familiar) Bible stories, history, and scholarship. But we also hope it will inspire more readers to dig deeper into their own study of the Bible and Christian Science—and to offer their insights and discoveries for publication.

Bible insights

From the May 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Red Sea is defined in Science and Health as “the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear” (p. 566). That’s not the sea we drown in; it’s the one that parts.

I have had so many healings through prayer in Christian Science. At one time, I was praying earnestly about pain in my hip joint, so I would be able to walk freely. As usual, I began studying the Bible and the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson. One day, I read from Romans. What stood out to me was that we are the “children of God and joint-heirs with Christ” (8:16, 17 ). The picture of me having the hips of the Christ was too much. I laughed so hard that I forgot about the pain and walked freely. As I began to see and understand the depth of this statement, I was completely healed, and I have been free ever since.

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