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The weekly Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson is from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced

May 23–29, 2016

Golden Text | Psalms 119:107 quicken, 113

. . . quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word. . . . I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

Responsive Reading | James 3:13–18; 4:1, 7, 8 (to 1st .); II Corinthians 10:4, 5

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;


Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 127, No. 22

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