Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER 15 - Genesis

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CHAPTER 15 - Genesis

And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the
name of God Almighty; but by My name Jehovah was I not known
to them. - Exodus.

All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything
made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the
light of men. - John.

(Spiritual interpretation)
Scientific interpretation of the Scriptures properly starts with the beginning of the Old Testament, chiefly because the spiritual import of the Word, in its earliest articulations, often seems so smothered by the immediate context as to require explication; whereas the New Testament narratives are clearer and come nearer the heart. Jesus illumines them, showing the poverty of mortal existence, but richly recompensing human want and woe with spiritual gain. The incarnation of Truth, that amplification of wonder and glory which angels could only whisper and which God illustrated by light and harmony, is consonant with ever-present Love. So-called mystery and miracle, which subserve the end of natural good, are explained by that Love for whose rest the weary ones sigh when needing something more native to their immortal cravings than the history of perpetual evil.

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