All Articles For Vol 41 Issue 04 11/15/1964

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THE CANON OF SACRED SCRIPTURE  We concluded our last article on the canon of the sacred Scriptures with a quotation from Josephus, a noted Jewish historian. He writes that there are only twenty-two books (the Old Testament) which have been justly believed to be divine, and that the Jews have been led instinctively from the moment of their birth to regard them as decrees of God, and to abide by them, and, if need be, gladly to die for them. 

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It was Plutarch who said, “It must be borne in mind that my design is not to write histories, but lives;” and since the foundress of Christian Science was Mary Baker Glover Patterson Eddy, who had close associations with another man, a Mr. Frye, there is the better part of nine lives. Mrs. Eddy thought of herself as a Minerva, goddess of invention and patroness of physicians and actors, and has been portrayed as a Xantippe, Socrates’ hen-pecking wife, a tongue-scalding shrew. She also sets herself forth as, at the age of twelve, (official church.

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Later Naomi went to Moab and witnessed there of her God to her two daughters-in-law, with the result that God caused Ruth to forsake all her former life and accompany her mother-in-law to Judah, while Orpah turned back to her idols and her people. Both Ruth and Orpah had been instructed by the same witness of Jehovah; both considered returning with Naomi to her land and people, weighing the consequences of the step they would be taking. Orpah weakens and drops back to her idolatry and heathen practices.

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Ad as to the substance of the bread and wine being changed permanently into the substance of the body and blood of Christ, Canon IV teaches as follows: “If any one saith, that, after the consecration is completed, the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ are not in the admirable sacrament of the Eucharist, but are there only during the sue, whilst it is being taken, and not either before or after; and that, in the hosts, or consecrated particles, which are reserved or which remain after communion, the true body of the Lord remaineth not: let him...

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