Evening Pearls are scriptural selections and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy taken from our Wednesday Evening Meeting.
THIS WEEK’S SUBJECT
THE BIBLE (King James Version)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.
SCIENCE AND HEALTH
The term Christian Science was introduced by the author to designate the scientific system of divine healing.
The revelation consists of two parts:
1. The discovery of this divine Science of Mind-healing, through a spiritual sense of the Scriptures and through the teachings of the Comforter, as promised by the Master.
2. The proof, by present demonstration, that the so-called miracles of Jesus did not specially belong to a dispensation now ended, but that they illustrated an ever-operative divine Principle.
The operation of this Principle indicates the eternality of the scientific order and continuity of being.
Christian Science differs from material science, but not on that account is it less scientific. On the contrary, Christian Science is pre-eminently scientific, being based on Truth, the Principle of all science.
Christian Science separates error from truth, and breathes through the sacred pages the spiritual sense of life, substance, and intelligence. In this Science, we discover man in the image and likeness of God. We see that man has never lost his spiritual estate and his eternal harmony.
To develop the full might of this Science, the discords of corporeal sense must yield to the harmony of spiritual sense, even as the science of music corrects false tones and gives sweet concord to sound.
HYMN 144 (Christian Science Hymnal)
In atmosphere of Love divine, We live and move and breathe;
Though mortal eyes may see it not, ‘Tis sense that would deceive.
The mortal sense we must destroy, If we would bring to light
The wonders of eternal Mind, Where sense is lost in sight.
— Robert P. Stewart (Adapted)
Our Church holds our Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting at 7:30. Please join us. All are welcome!