Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
In Latin the word rendered disciple signifies student; 12and the word indicates that the power of healing was not Studious disciplesa supernatural gift to those learners, but the result of their cultivated spiritual understand‐15ing of the divine Science, which their Master demonstrated by healing the sick and sinning. Hence the universal ap‐plication of his saying: “Neither pray I for these alone, 18but for them also which shall believe on me [understand me] through their word.”
Our Master said, “But the Comforter . . . shall 21teach you all things.” When the Science of Christianity New Testament basisappears, it will lead you into all truth. The Sermon on the Mount is the essence of this 24Science, and the eternal life, not the death of Jesus, is its outcome.
Those, who are willing to leave their nets or to cast 27them on the right side for Truth, have the opportunity Modern evangelnow, as aforetime, to learn and to practise Christian healing. The Scriptures contain it. 30The spiritual import of the Word imparts this power. But, as Paul says, “How shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be 272 272:1sent?” If sent, how shall they preach, convert, and heal multitudes, except the people hear?
3 The spiritual sense of truth must be gained before Truth can be understood. This sense is assimilated only Spirituality of Scriptureas we are honest, unselfish, loving, and meek. 6In the soil of an “honest and good heart” the seed must be sown; else it beareth not much fruit, for the swinish element in human nature uproots it. Jesus said: 9“Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures.” The spiritual sense of the Scriptures brings out the scientific sense, and is the new tongue referred to in the last chapter of Mark’s 12Gospel.