Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

Glossary - (CHAPTER 17)

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Glossary - (CHAPTER 17)

These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath
the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth,
and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee
an open door, and no man can shut it. - Revelation.

In Christian Science we learn that the substitution of the spiritual for the material definition of a Scriptural word often elucidates the meaning of the inspired writer. On this account this chapter is added. It contains the metaphysical interpretation of Bible terms, giving their spiritual sense, which is also their original meaning.

Abel. Watchfulness; self-offering; surrendering to the creator the early fruits of experience.

Abraham. Fidelity; faith in the divine Life and in the eternal Principle of being.

This patriarch illustrated the purpose of Love to create trust in good, and showed the life-preserving power of spiritual understanding.

Adam. Error; a falsity; the belief in "original sin," sickness, and death; evil; the opposite of good, - of God and His creation; a curse; a belief in intelligent matter,

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