The publication, A Sampling of Statements Regarding Mrs. Eddy’s Place in Bible Prophecy, appeared in 1993, and was compiled in support of Bliss Knapp’s book The Destiny of The Mother Church. It presented sixty-six pages of excerpts from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and from articles published by the Christian Science Publishing Society.
These excerpts show that the idea of Mrs. Eddy having a place in Biblical prophecy was not something solely derived from Mr. Knapp’s book, but was the established understanding of the Christian Science movement. Some of the authors of the excerpts include Mary Baker Eddy, Paul Stark Seeley, George Shaw Cook, Stuart Booth, Sue Harper Mims, and the Christian Science Board of Directors.
The following are excerpts:
Just as Jesus in the “first coming” revealed the fatherhood of God, so Mrs. Eddy in the “second coming” of the Christ revealed the motherhood of God. (Irving Tomlinson)
Without the recognition of its divine origin, the revelation of Christian Science would not be accepted and appraised at its full value. Mrs. Eddy must be known as appointed of God to be the revelator of Divine Science. The necessity was that her students should accord to her her rightful position. “When He commissions a messenger, it is one who is spiritually near Himself,” she writes in Science and Continue reading
This article was taken from a talk by Bliss Knapp to the Sunday School teachers in The Mother Church in the late 1930′s. It was later published in the Christian Science Sentinel and reissued in the pamphlet “A Prophet with Honor” published in 1939.
The following are excerpts:
The lecture did not have to be made more simple, but the local opposition to Mrs. Eddy’s leadership had to be removed. That local opposition had had the effect of making the people in that community believe that no one could understand her teachings.
The next morning I received a call from the only registered practitioner in the town, and I asked her what was going on there against Mrs. Eddy. She told me Continue reading
This brief article, written by Bliss Knapp, but never published, was popular amongst his students.
In addition, there is a Bible Lesson on the Subject of “Ancient and Modern Necromancy, Alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced”, which was prepared by Mr. Knapp while he served on the Bible Lesson Committee. The Lesson was based on the book of Job.
Both the article and the Bible Lesson citations are included in the pdf file.
Excerpt from “The Book of Job” (pdf)
The Book of Job is a drama woven around the subject of Job’s goodness. Satan (error) claimed that Job was good because of all the prosperity and rewards he had. So the Lord is supposed to have allowed Satan to strip Job of all his prosperity to test whether Job’s goodness was merely the result of his rewards, or a real quality from God, which would continue in the midst of adversity.
Read the article and lesson.
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