The Bible is at the heart of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, took to the Bible instinctively as a child and studied it intensively as an adult. Through this study she discovered the healing power of God and experienced it firsthand. This inspired her to delve even deeper into the Scriptures, finding their spiritual meaning, which ultimately led to her writing the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Together the Bible and Science and Health are the pastor of the Christian Science Church, from which a weekly Bible Lesson is read. Learn more about the Bible Lesson
The following Bible passages introduce this week's Bible Lesson. The full Lesson is comprised of citations from the Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.
The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
. . . the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king:
. . . The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth;
O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
. . . the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Then Job answered the Lord, and said,
I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 128, No. 51
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