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From the April 1897 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Note. All the churches of our denomination are respectfully requested to have the first Reader, read the following, at the opening of the Bible Lesson on Sunday.

The Bible, and the Christian Science text-book, are our only preachers. We shall now read scriptural texts, and their correlative passages from our text-book,—these comprise our sermon.

The canonical writings, together with the word of our text-book corroborating and explaining the Bible texts in their denominational, spiritual import and application to all ages, past, present, and future, constitute a sermon undivorced from truth, uncontaminated or fettered by human hypotheses, and authorized by Christ.

The number of our Sunday lessons and the Scripture they contain follow the International Series.

Note.—The Quarterly for the next quarter having been mailed before the receipt of the above from our Leader, we will add that the above is to be read in lieu of the note printed in the Quarterly,—omitting, however, the preliminary note by Mrs. Eddy.—

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