Bible Prophecy Fulfilled

by MJSmith

The Woman

            “The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.”  “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” (Matthew 13:33, 35)

            In Bliss Knapp’s book Destiny of The Mother Church he tells us about how the parable of the woman, told to us by Jesus, was kept secret from the foundation of the world, that it “implies that she was no ordinary woman and that her mission must be unique” (Destiny, p. 185).  His twelfth chapter (that seems to be in synch with Revelation’s twelfth chapter) is about Mary Baker Eddy and how she fulfilled Bible prophecy.  And this is the reason why the Board of Directors did not want his book to be read by Christian Scientists in the late 1940’s and why they really did not want to publish it in the early 1990’s.

            Knapp tells his readers that the parable of this woman “completely upset the accepted symbolism of the Bible” as far as Bible commentators were concerned.  Likewise, in my opinion, the truth about Mary Baker Eddy seems to have the same effect upon those who believe they are in charge (the hierarchy in Boston) of the Christian Science Mother Church and all Branch Churches!  Bliss says that the Bible commentators seem to have a negative outlook upon women, that of Jezebel, the Babylonian Harlot.  It seems that this negative type of women (which I call feminism) is the thought type that teaches the church at Thyatira (in Revelation).  Thyatira, the fourth church of Asia, expresses domination and manipulation – which is what the Boston Mother Church becomes after being disobedient to the Church Manual estoppel clauses from December 3, 1910 onward.  “The church of Thyatira, as reported in the second chapter of Revelation, is where Jezebel was suffered [permitted] to teach her method of seducing members with her sensuous wiles, and those who were made immune to that form of deception were promised ‘the morning star’ (Rev. 2:28).” (Destiny, p. 197)
            In other words, those of the Church Thyatira, who were not fooled by the false teachings of Jezebel, were given the understanding of what lies behind the symbolism of the morning star – the Comings of Christ or Advents of Christ.  (Notice that Christ is not pluralized, but the Christ comes many times to mankind.)  It is my belief that the seven churches of Asia, spoken of in Revelation, are really one Church, and that there are seven modes of erroneous thought (seven seals of error) that must be healed and overcome in order for this one Church to reach its spiritual identity.
            The woman, in Jesus’ parable about the three measures of meal, is a new type of woman because she has been “kept secret from the foundation of the world.”  Thus, her God-crowned mission is unique because she has a new kind of leaven for the three measures of meal.  Sarah prefigured this woman when she fixed food for the three angels that came to her husband Abraham.
            This is not the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, the leaven of false doctrine.  So the woman’s leaven must be the leaven of God’s Truth, of God’s Science, Theology, and Medicine.  Knapp says, “This new Gospel [of the woman] is expected to convert the whole world by a leavening process, which is a new and different method from that which is expressed in the parable of the ‘Wheat and the Tares.’  Instead of sowing seed, the new order is to mix leaven with the meal, or three modes of thought, which Mrs. Eddy interprets as Science, Theology, and Medicine [“means of divine thought {God’s angels}, which include spiritual laws emanating from the invisible and infinite power and grace.” (S&H 118:14-16)], until the whole is irresistibly leavened or transformed.” (Destiny, p. 186)
            Mary Baker Eddy describes the leaven in this parable as “the spiritual leaven” that “signifies the Science of Christ and its spiritual interpretation, — an inference far above the merely ecclesiastical and formal applications of the illustration” (SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, p. 118:1)
            Mary Baker Eddy asks:  “Did not this parable point a moral with a prophecy, foretelling the second appearing in the flesh of the Christ, Truth, hidden in sacred secrecy from the visible world?
            “Ages pass, but the leaven of Truth is ever at work.  It must destroy the entire mass of error, and so be eternally glorified in man’s spiritual freedom.” (S&H 118:6-12)
            She tells us that the three measures of meal are three modes of mortal thought – which I believe would be physical science, man’s scholastic theology and dogma (based upon human opinion), and materia medica.  These three modes of mortal thought must be leavened (lifted up out of material belief) into Truth, or God’s reality – the Truth about God’s Science (which is totally spiritual), God’s own understanding (Theology) of Him/Herself, and with God’s own Science and Theology comes spiritual Medicine – that which heals via spiritual thought and spiritual understanding.
            Returning to the fact that Mary Baker Eddy compares this woman to the timing of the Second Coming of Christ, Bliss Knapp tells us, “The first appearing of Christ came in the flesh, for Jesus said, ‘a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have’ (Luke 24:39).  Then, according to Mrs. Eddy, the second appearing of Christ in the flesh would come through a Woman whose [God-crowned] mission has been known to God ‘from the foundation of the world,’ even as Jesus’ mission was known.  Her place, like his, being unique, it would have to be made known in creation, as recorded in the first chapter of Genesis.” (Destiny, p. 187)
            Now, how is this recorded in the first chapter of Genesis?  Well, I have only recently come to understand that the man and woman created on the Sixth Day of Truth happen to be the real spiritual idea (the Christ) – thus the man is Jesus and the woman is Mary Baker Eddy.  They are, let us say, the examples for mankind in general.  However, Bliss Knapp explains Genesis differently in how the two are spoken of before the Sixth Day of Truth (which will be discussed in the second post while discussing a different chapter from Knapp’s book).
            “She would not be a type or a symbol of any other person or event; she is the original Woman, even as Mrs. Eddy refers to Jesus as the original man (S&H 286:13).” (Destiny, p. 187)  I do not believe that the true understanding of Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus was born to world thought until the Sixth Day of Truth – via Mary Baker Eddy – as she explained Jesus to the world in her books (her spiritual leaven).

First Edition

            “Inasmuch as ‘the spiritual leaven signifies the Science of Christ,’ our search for this Science would naturally lead us to investigate ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.’  And what of this book?  The prophet Ezekiel tells about ‘a roll of a book’[1] which, when eaten, would be ‘in my mouth as honey for sweetness’ (Ezek. 2:9, 3:3).” (ibid)

First Edition

            On page 559 of SCIENCE AND HEALTH, Mary Baker Eddy speaks of the angel’s “little book open” from Revelation 10.  She quotes from the BIBLE:  “Go and take the little book [SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES]. …Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.’  Mortals, obey the heavenly evangel [messenger of good news].  Take divine Science.  Read this book from beginning to end.  Study it, ponder it.  It will be indeed sweet at its first taste, when it heals you; but murmur not over Truth, if you find its [mental] digestion bitter.  When you approach nearer and nearer to this divine Principle, when you eat the divine body of this Principle, — thus partaking of the nature, or primal elements, of Truth and Love, — do not be surprised nor discontented because you must share the hemlock cup and eat the bitter herbs; for the Israelites of old at the Paschal meal thus prefigured this perilous passage out of [material] bondage into the El Dorado of faith and hope.” (S&H 559:17; my emphasis)  One definition of evangelical is Protestant.  Mary Baker Eddy was raised in a Protestant religion.  I think this is a hint as to who God’s angelic divine messenger is – that she was speaking of herself, who was originally a Protestant.
            Daniel glimpsed the Christian Science Textbook and was commanded by God to “shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end” (Daniel 12:4).  This book gives promise of knowledge (Science).  Bliss Knapp says that the book spoken of in Revelation 5:10 is SCIENCE AND HEALTH (the book that is sealed with seven seals).  “Seal.  The signet [impression] of error revealed by Truth.”  I have gone round-robin about what the sealed book really is in Revelation 5.  Is it the BIBLE, in particular the book of Revelation, or is it really SCIENCE AND HEALTH?  In the past I have believed the book to be the BIBLE, perhaps even more specifically the book of Revelation itself, to be the book with the seven seals.  Why did I think this?  Perhaps because I did not fully understand that the book was supposed to be SCIENCE AND HEALTH, and perhaps because I did not really understand a connection of two Illustrations from Mary Baker Eddy’s illustrated poem book Christ and Christmas.

First Edition

            I believe that it is Mary Baker Eddy (typing the Lamb of God as the Second Coming of Christ) who really unsealed the BIBLE, as being depicted in the Illustration above.  Notice the time on the Grandmother clock.  It is 12:05.  This points us to the Midnight Hour and to Revelation 12:1-5 which is all about the woman God-crowned.  She literally unseals the BIBLE for us and then writes SCIENCE AND HEALTH for mankind, so that generic man can comprehend what the BIBLE is really all about.
            Yet, in the Illustration below the BIBLE is a closed book.  Why?  And why are there serpents of error (seals) upon and floating around the BIBLE?  Is it because Christian Scientists and mankind have not comprehended SCIENCE AND HEALTH itself?  Does this seventh Illustration prophecy the Third Coming of Christ during the Seventh Day of Love?

First Edition

            Notice that the BIBLE on the table, by the old man of scholastic theology (one of the unleavened measures of meal), is a SEALED BIBLE.  Yet, the SCIENCE AND HEALTH that the young girl holds is “a little book open” (Revelation 10).  Is it not possible then, that it is not until the little book open (SCIENCE AND HEALTH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES) is spiritually understood that the seven seals upon the BIBLE can be broken?  Yet, if the book spoken of in Revelation 5 really is SCIENCE AND HEALTH then we must ask ourselves, why has it been sealed up until the Seventh Day of Love?  Is it because those in charge of the material organization in Boston have been disobedient to their Leader – Mary Baker Eddy and because they have been disobedient to God’s By-Laws in the Church Manual?  Has the hierarchy in Boston made it impossible for Christian Scientists (and the world) to understand SCIENCE AND HEALTH because they have denied Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy?  So just who is the girl angel holding “a little book open”?
            Notice the time on the Grandfather clock reads 5:25.  This points us to Revelation 5:1-5.  Revelation 5:3:  “no man in heaven [of the Third Degree], nor in earth [of the Second Degree], neither under the earth [of the First Degree], was able to open the book, neither to look thereon”.  Only “the Lion [the Word] of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David,” was able to unseal the book.  Mary Baker Eddy defines Judah as “A corporeal material belief progressing and disappearing; the spiritual understanding of God and man appearing.” (S&H 589:23)  So before the book can be unsealed the reader’s corporeal material belief must progress toward Spirit and then disappear.  So, is it not true that what opens the book and looks upon it is “the spiritual understanding of God and man appearing”?  And this cannot be accomplished until the reader eats (mentally digests and studies) the Christian Science Textbook.  The Root of David is the Root of Christ-Truth.  So, it is not man, not even Jesus, that can unseal the book, it is only the Root or Christ, which is the Lamb of God, that can take the book from the hand of God and unseal it.  Yes, the Christ that Jesus manifested could do this feat, but if Jesus was seen only as a corporeal man/god by mainstream Christianity, the BIBLE could not be unsealed or unlocked.  Is it possible that it was not until Christian Science came to man’s understanding in the 19th century that Jesus could not do what needed to be done, because people in general misunderstood Jesus?  Those who have not read SCIENCE AND HEALTH still misunderstand Jesus today!  It is not until man has a clear comprehension of who Jesus really is, and what he did and how he did it (with Science), that the BIBLE can be unsealed.  Yet, someone must unseal SCIENCE AND HEALTH first because it IS the KEY to the closed BIBLE seen on the table.
            Knapp explains on page 189 that the “lesson to be learned is that the seals are only hidden or unsolved problems of evil which have found lodgment in ‘Science, Theology, and Medicine.’[2]  Then in God’s own time, the new leaven contained in ‘the little book,’ and prepared ‘from the foundation of the world,’ must be planted in those three modes of thought by the original Woman, whose place and destiny are unique.  Then let no one flippantly remark that any one who was listening could have written ‘the little book,’ [as Christian Science Church heads have proclaimed] or that it could possibly be a plagiarism of any other work [like how it is claimed that a book supposed to have been written by Doctor P. P. Quimby was ripped off by Mary Baker Eddy].”
            Bliss Knapp goes on in the following paragraph to explain how Daniel saw in prophetic vision when this book would be unsealed.  He “described it as a period ending with ‘a time, times, and an half’ (Dan. 12:7), or 1260 days (Rev. 11:3).”  The phrase “a time, times, and a half” is supposed to mean “a thousand two hundred and threescore days” or 1,260 days or 42 months.  According to Edyth Armstrong Hoyt this phrase means “a period of time in humility and in reverence.” (Studies In The Apocalypse of John of Patmos; p. 173)
            “It is authentically said that one expositor of Daniel’s dates fixed the year 1866 or 1867 for the return of Christ, — the return of the spiritual idea to the material earth or antipode of heaven.  It is a marked coincidence that those dates were the first two years of my discovery of Christian Science” (Miscellany, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 181).
            SCIENCE AND HEALTH was not published until October 1875.  This is because Mary Baker Glover (as depicted in SEEKING AND FINDING) first had to unseal God’s BIBLE, for she really was the Key to God’s Scriptures.
            “Some modern exegesis on the prophetic Scriptures cites 1875 as the year of the second coming of Christ.  In that year the Christian Science textbook, ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,’ was first published” (1900 Message,[3] by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 6).

Daniel 12 [My interpolations.]
            “And at that time [the end time] shall Michael [the Christ-Truth] stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:  and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:  and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book [that has been sealed up].  And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:  many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
            “Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.  And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?  And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.  And I heard, but I understood not:  then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?  And he said, Go they way, Daniel:  for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.  Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly:  and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.  And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.  Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.  But go thou thy way till the end be:  for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.”
            Bliss Knapp says (p. 190), “There were two more dates in Daniel’s calculations, 1290 and 1335, making three prophetic dates in all.  If the first one, 1260, points to the year in which Christian Science was discovered, and this fact has Mrs. Eddy’s approval, it is significant that the second date, 1290, points to the year 1896, when our Church Manual[4] was well launched, and when Mrs. Eddy said of it, ‘eternity awaits our Church Manual’ (Miscellany, p. 230).
            “Mrs. Eddy has claimed three titles—Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, and Leader of the movement [I prefer Cause over movement].  According to Daniel’s dates, the year 1866 marks the time for the discovery; thirty years later, or 1896, marks the time for the founding of Christian Science, inasmuch as the Church Manual provides for the institutional activities of Mrs. Eddy’s Church.  Then Daniel says, ‘Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the’ (Dan. 12:12) last named date, which is 1335.  That brings us to about the year 1940 or 1941, when we may expect the title of Leader to be fully acknowledged [I’m not sure that it was].”  The prophesied blessing may be the joy that comes to one who recognizes the ‘visible idea’ which has been kept secret ‘from the foundation of the world.’”
            What if we changed the prophetic dates and moved them upward nine years?  Instead of it being 1866 it is 1875 (when SCIENCE AND HEALTH was published), then the second time from Daniel would be 1903 and the third time from Daniel would be 1950.  What would this mean?  It was in 1903 when Mary Baker Eddy gave up her title as Mother, this means that the Bride or the Holy City could descend from heaven.  The year 1950 would be three years after the publishing of Bliss Knapp’s own book – Destiny of The Mother Church.  The importance of his book being that he explains Bible prophecy and Mary Baker Eddy’s place in it.  It is also in the 1950s that John Doorly began to teach the scientific matrix structure (based on 16 divine tones of the infinite divine calculus) of SCIENCE AND HEALTH.
            Now, I do not know where Mary Baker Eddy got her information, but I do believe that she is correct about it, even though the Jehovah’s Witnesses may disagree (which I will come to later on).  I understand what Knapp did, he took the date of 1866 and added 30 to it (by subtracting 1260 from 1290) and came up with 1896, then added 45 to that (by subtracting 1290 from 1335) and came up with 1941.  And then what I did was just add nine years to each one of those three dates given to us by Knapp.
            Knapp goes into further explanation of all of this on page 191 (with his third chosen date) when he says, “Let us turn back the pages of history to the fifth annual meeting of The National Christian Scientist Association, which was held in New York City on May 27, 1890.  One of the principal speakers at that meeting was Dr. E. J. Foster Eddy [Mary Baker Eddy’s adopted son], and among other things, he said, ‘The Leader whom God has chosen to present this Truth to the world, to deliver His people, is going before us.’  Also he said, ‘In union of thought and purpose is strength.’
            “Another speaker at the same meeting was Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson.  Referring to the battle between Truth and error, she said, ‘Jesus the Christ worked out the problem, and left the ‘Way’ for all who would follow Him.  In this century, it is a woman, Rev. [Reverend means “revered leader”.] Mary B. G. Eddy, to whom the Truth of Being — her risen Lord — has been revealed; …She, as God’s interpreter, has heralded the power of Omnipotent Mind’ (The Christian Science Journal, Vol. VIII, pp. 141 and 148).”
            “The late articles referring to me in July issue of the Journal, contain presentiments that I object to having uttered or written now in regard to myself. …It is my impression that at least a half century will pass away before man is permitted to render his public verdict on some of the momentous questions that are now agitating the world.” (The Journal, words by Mary Baker Eddy, August 1890 edition)
            Knapp explains that from Mary Baker Eddy’s own written words upon this topic, that she did not want much to be publicly said regarding her leadership until about 1940 (1890 + 50 equals 1940).  It is also of interest that around 1941 there was the counterfeit leader proclaiming his place as Der Fuehrer (which means “the leader”)!  Adolf Hitler was an anti-Christ persona.
            During 1898 Judge Septimus J. Hanna was inspired to study Isaiah 53 and 54.  He understood that chapter 53 was prophecy about Jesus and that chapter 54 was prophecy about Mary Baker Eddy.  He decided to write about his insights for a periodical and he showed it to Mary Baker Eddy before it was published, brought to public attention.  Her student’s words reminded her of the revolt that had taken place years before.  It seemed her darkest hour, but she received a vision that addressed her as the “Daughter of Zion.”  She heard, “She shall sit under her own vine and fig tree, and all peoples shall hear her gladly.”
            Mary Baker Eddy did not ridicule or scold the Judge for what he wrote.  Instead “she recommended its publication with this addition:  ‘We know there is but one God, one Christ Jesus, and one mother of Jesus.  But we deem it no infringement to regard the fulfilment of Scripture as indicated at the present period, and named therein, a self-evident proof thereof — not confined to personality but the works which declare the Word.’” (Destiny, p. 193)
            She actually wanted Hanna’s article to be a leader in The Journal but then changed her course of action.  Although the article was correct and true and infinite Love had inspired Judge Hanna to write it, she understood that “the time had not yet come to publish it.  So it was filed away for future use.” (ibid)  It was not long after Wisdom guided Mary Baker Eddy upon this matter that Josephine Woodbury brought forth a law suite against her teacher.  Her evil intent was to force Mary Baker Eddy to testify in open court about her place in Bible prophecy as the woman God-crowned.  Woodbury was convinced that her teacher was slandering her after giving her June 4, 1899 Communion Message to The First Church.  In it was scripture comments about the Babylonian woman (who Woodbury saw as being herself).  Woodbury personalized Mary Baker Eddy’s statements because she knew herself to be an adulteress, she had become pregnant after messing around with another man (she was married at the time) and then she proclaimed that she had a virgin conception.  The court case came to trial in 1901 and Woodbury lost.
            On pages 194-195 Bliss Knapp says:  “The Bill of Complaint contained about fifteen thousand words asserting, among other things, that Mrs. Eddy claimed to be the Woman in the Apocalypse, and that she also claimed Science and Health to be inspired.  This brings to mind Jesus’ experience with a similar problem.  ‘A man with an unclean spirit’ recognized him, and called him ‘the Holy one of God.’  Jesus promptly rebuked the man for uttering that truth, because the remark was made with a devilish motive (Mark 1:25).  Because the motive which induced this suit for libel was no less devilish, the presiding judge was asked by Mrs. Eddy’s own lawyers to strike out of the Bill of Complaint those perfectly true assertions about Mrs. Eddy and her book, and it was so ordered by the Court.
            “The amended Bill of Complaint was still unsatisfactory, however, and a second demurrer suit was filed and won by Mrs. Eddy’s lawyers, which narrowed the case down to the sole issue as to whether Mrs. Eddy’s reference to the Babylonish woman in her Communion Message meant any specific woman…”
            The suit had some damaging effects, as Christian Scientists began to wonder about their Leader and the promised Comforter.  Edward Kimball’s statements to the press did not help matters either.  Christian Scientists began to be afraid to concede that Mary Baker Eddy had a place in Bible prophecy and this “wedge began to grow seducing people into believing that anyone who was listening for God’s voice could have discovered Christian Science, and that they could claim equality with Mary Baker Eddy and even with Christ Jesus.  The facts that Jesus is ‘the only begotten son,’ and that the woman had been ‘kept secret from the foundation of the world,’ were rejected by them.
            “Jesus knew how an inflated ego would cause some to aspire to the office of Christ, and he sounded the warning, ‘If any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect’ (Matt. 24:23-24).  Now our great Master was not an alarmist, but this problem of deception was a decided challenge.” (p. 197)
            I know of Christians and Christian Scientists who believe that Mary Baker Eddy is a cult leader, they believe that her followers believe her to be the Christ.  Thus the Christian Scientists who proclaim Mary Baker Eddy as the Christ are seen as being wrong and they are seen as followers of a false Christ.  These Christians and Christian Scientists say, “There is only one Christ.”  I have written about this in other posts.  Yes, there is only one Christ just as there is only one God.  Jesus is the masculine representative of the Christ (the male spoken of in Genesis 1) and Mary Baker Eddy is the feminine representative of the Christ (the female spoken of in Genesis 1).  This does not mean that there are two Christs.  Just as God is both Father and Mother (male and female) so the Christ is both Son and Daughter (male and female).  I do not see a Christ quantity of two or many but a quantity of one.  I also see the Christ as quality, or the manifestation of God (as Mary Baker Eddy defines it).  “Christ.  The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.” (S&H 583:10)  I believe that there is the important office of Christ held by Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy, and that generic man reflects the Christ Mind.  Thus, generic man represents the Third Coming of Christ.  The Third Coming of Christ takes place after SCIENCE AND HEALTH is used as a KEY to unlock (unseal) the BIBLE.
            Remember:  “The church of Thyatira, as reported in the second chapter of Revelation, is where Jezebel was suffered to teach her method of seducing members with her sensuous wiles, and those who were made immune to that form of deception were promised ‘the morning star’ (Rev. 2:28).” (Destiny, p. 197)
            So, the morning star provides the remedy for Jezebel’s false teachings.  Jesus told St. John, as recorded in Revelation, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the [7] churches.  I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star’ (Rev. 22:16).  So [CHRIST] Jesus acknowledged himself to be ‘the morning star,’ and in his message to the church in Thyatira, he gave ‘the morning star’ as the remedy for that type of an apostate church.
            “It was ‘the morning star’ which guided the Wisemen of the East to seek the promised Messiah, and they found him in Bethlehem of Judea.  The angel of this same Messiah, or Christ, provided the remedy for all deception in four assignments which must be carried out by the Woman, who was crowned with twelve stars [as in Revelation 12].  One assignment [for the Word tone], as recorded in the book of Revelation, was that her child must rule all nations and people ‘imperatively, absolutely, finally — with divine Science,’ the promised Comforter (Science and Health, p. 565).  Another assignment [for the Christ tone] for this Woman, God-crowned, was to produce ‘the little book,’ which had from the time of Daniel been sealed with seven seals.  [To me this means that he is stating that Mary Baker Eddy is the manhood angel of Revelation 10, the STRONG angel, as well as, the mother (womanhood) of Christian Science.]  A third assignment [for the Christianity tone] was to establish the church universal and triumphant [which is not The First Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, for this church only “reflects in some degree the Church Universal and Triumphant (p. 19 of the Church Manual; my emphasis in italics).].  And a fourth assignment [for the Science tone] was to reveal the fourth side of the Holy City, which is another way of saying that Christian Science would be the complete, or final revelation of truth [Truth].” (Destiny, p. 198-199)
            Let me go back for a moment to “the morning star”.  Morning Star is a name for the planet Venus, but it also is a name for the fallen angel Lucifer (assumed to be Satan or the devil), as well as, a reference to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.  Venus, however, is not a fallen star because it is a planet!  Lucifer means “bringer of light,” so the Christ-Truth is really what brings Light to mankind.  Light can be a material thing or a spiritual mental conception.  In the material world light is what enables us to see with our material eyes.  Without the sunlight or electrical light we would not be able to see any material object.  But real light (Light) is a quality of Mind, without Mind (which is spiritual always) we would not be able to mentally know anything, we would be blind or stupid!  As far as Lucifer goes, I do not know that he was really evil in the beginning, as the story goes he was just rebellious against God.  I think that it is possible that Lucifer could have become the serpent in the Garden of Eden, or the red dragon of Revelation – for I see Lucifer as the spinal chord’s electrical sensory system that communicates with the brain of Adam man.  King Nebuchadnezzar was probably compared to Lucifer because he fell into insanity for a period of seven years (spoken about in Daniel 4).
            Now, let me speak about Venus, as the Morning Star, also known as the Star of Bethlehem, that guided the three Wisemen to the manger of Jesus.  There is no proof that Venus was actually this particular guiding star, however, it could be so.  I do know that symbolically Venus is not only a planet but also a goddess.  Venus could very well point to the Virgin Mary who typified the woman God-crowned during the Fifth Day of Life.  She was the Star-Flower of her time bringing forth the virgin (pure) mind of the Christ manifested as Jesus.  This Star-Flower is depicted in the STAR OF BETHLEHEM Window in Mother’s Room of the original edifice.  But this Star-Flower is also seen in the other two windows at the head of the Church (on the East Side).  The center window depicts Mary Baker Eddy (copied after the third Illustration in Christ and Christmas SEEKING AND FINDING), and the other window SUFFER THE CHILDREN is modeled after the seventh Illustration (which is untitled in the poem book – but has a Bible verse underneath it).

            These are not just stars depicted in all three windows, but they are definitely Star-Flowers – or symbols of Venus.  Venus actually represents the woman God-crowned when it transits the sun (is clothed with the sun).  Venus transits the sun two times in a period of eight years (which is also the same amount of time it takes Venus to travel the path of a pentagon star).

            Venus actually transited the sun twice during Mary Baker Eddy’s God-crowned mission.  Both transits took place during the Sixth Day of Truth.  The first was on December 9, 1874 and the second was on December 6, 1882.  I believe that the first transit is depicted in the Illustration SEEKING AND FINDING while the second transit is depicted in the Mother’s Room Window, which I call T’IS THE SAME HAND THAT WRITES THE PAGE.  It is of importance that it was just ten months after the first transit of Venus that the Textbook SCIENCE AND HEALTH was first published.  The ten months are symbolic of the forty weeks that a woman is pregnant (not really nine months as most often reported).
            Mary Baker Eddy mentioned that there are three Christ advents!  She attributed to these three advents the names of Jesus, Mary, and Martha.  There are three windows in Mother’s Room with three Star-Flowers.  Is not the girl depicted with the little book open representative of the Third Coming of Christ during the Seventh Day of Love?
            Generic man is the Third Coming of Christ for the Seventh Day of Love.  During our lifetime (we do live in the Seventh Day of Love right now) Venus has transited the sun.  Its first time was on June 8, 2004 and the second time was in June 2012.  Originally the second transit was predicted to take place on June 6, 2012 but actually took place on June 5th.  My website was set up on June 5, 2012, with me not knowing that it was the actual day of the Venus transit!  It was as if God had ordained the website.  The Ark Of Truth – Mother’s Hood site is to help explain Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy to the world.  Both are and have been misunderstood and forgotten.  It is my attempt to help bring back recognition of Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy as the woman God-crowned, and it is my God-crowned mission to explain her and Christian Science to the world because her own Church refuses the duty to do so.
            Revelation 1:1, 2:  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:  Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.”
            And now to finish up Bliss Knapp’s chapter (p. 199):  “As a convincing proof that God Himself gave this revelation [the Word], containing these four assignments for the Woman to accomplish (Rev. 1:1), we have this testimony, ‘For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book [written about] of this prophecy [Revelation], God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book’ (Rev. 22:18, 19; [My interpolations.]).  It is ‘the morning star’ which has revealed [uncovered] the remedy for every type of deception, and the Woman whom God has appointed and anointed has made the remedy demonstrable and practical.  Then in the words of Jesus, ‘whoso readeth, let him understand’ (Matt. 24:15).  And ‘What God knows, He also predestinates; and it must be fulfilled’ (No and Yes, p. 37).”
            Matthew 24:15 reads:  “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)”
            Now, I find it interesting that Bible prophecy has been calculated by scholars.  Mary Baker Eddy felt as if what was written about Daniel’s dates was correct, and I do not see why they would be wrong.  Yet, there is more prophecy spoken of, according to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, in chapter 4 of Daniel.  This chapter tells about King Nebuchadnezzar’s tree dream.

            “Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.  The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:  The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all:  the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.  I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit:  let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:  Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth.  Let his heart be hanged from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.  This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones:  to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and stetteth up over it the basest of men.” (Daniel 4:10-17)

            Daniel tells the king that he, the king, is this tree.  The king has much power over the world, but he will be cut down.  The king will become temporarily insane and dwell with the beasts of the world for seven years, or seven cycles.  After the seven years the king will regain cognizance and praise and extol and honor God, the King of heaven.
            Now to me the seven years represent a mental process that the king must go through, or he must spiritually progress through the pattern of the Seven Days of the Word order – Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.  Yet, to the Jehovah’s Witnesses they believe that the seven years is prophecy of a certain period from October 607 B.C.E. to October 1914 C. E.
            They see it this way, the Israelite kings who ruled over God’s people came to an end and Jerusalem was destroyed when the Jews were taken into Babylonian captivity (October 607 B.C.E.)  A period of 2,520 years must progress when “Jerusalem will be trampled on…until the appointed times of the nation are fulfilled” (Luke 21:24).  Then on October 1914 C.E. Jesus begins ruling in heaven as King of God’s Kingdom.  Mary Baker Eddy’s God-crowned mission ends on December 3, 1910, so it is almost 4 years later that they believe Jesus begins his rule in God’s Kingdom.  I am not apposed to this idea; however, I still do not understand the significance of 1914.  Does it have anything to do with World War I?
            What they tell us about this year and its importance is found on page 217-220 in What Can The Bible Teach Us?

“The prophecy in Daniel chapter 4 teaches us that God would set up his Kingdom in 1914.

“The prophecy:  Jehovah gave King Nebuchadnezzar a prophetic dream about a large tree that was chopped down.  In the dream, a band of iron and copper was put around the tree’s stump to stop it from growing for a period of ‘seven times.’  After that, the tree would grow again. — Daniel 4:1, 10-16.  [I make note that a band is circular in shape.]

“What the prophecy means for us:  The tree represents God’s rulership [perhaps should be ruler ship].  For many years, Jehovah used kings in Jerusalem to rule over the nation of Israel. (1 Chronicles 29:23)  But those kings became unfaithful, and their rulership ended.  Jerusalem was destroyed in the year 607 B.C.E.  That was the start of the ‘seven times.’ (2 Kings 25:1, 8-10; Ezekiel 21:25-27)  When Jesus said, ‘Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled,’ he was talking about the ‘seven times.’ (Luke 21:24)  So the ‘seven times’ did not end when Jesus was on earth.  Jehovah promised to appoint a King at the end of the ‘seven times.’  The rulership of this new King, Jesus, would bring great blessings for God’s people all over the earth, forever. — Luke 1:30-33.

“The length of the ‘seven times’:  The ‘seven times’ lasted for 2,520 years.  If we count 2,520 years from the year 607 B.C.E., we end up at the year 1914.  That was when Jehovah made Jesus, the Messiah, King of God’s Kingdom in heaven.  How do we get the number 2,520?  The Bible says that three and a half times equal 1,260 days.  (Revelation 12:6, 14)  So ‘seven times’ is double that number, or 2,520 days.  The 2,520 days are equal to 2,520 years because of the prophetic rule ‘a day for a year.’ — Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6.”

            In both Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6 the rule “a day for a year” applies to the number 40 (symbolic of spiritual rebirth).  So, how do we know that what the Jehovah’s Witnesses think about the “seven times” actually is applicable?  The BIBLE also tells us that one day with the Lord (God) is as a thousand years!  So how do we know that the 2,520 days does not equal 2,520 thousand years?  Is what the Jehovah’s Witnesses presenting to us a different time line – provided by Daniel’s prophecy?  I do know that the period of 7,000 years relates to the Seven Days spoken of in Genesis 1-2:3.  And these 7,000 years span from the time of the allegory of Adam unto our time with the Seventh Day of Love.
            I did some of my own calculations and realized that if you divide 2,520 by 7 you get the number 360.  There are 365 days in a year, but also of interest is that a circle has 360 degrees.  So, I have to wonder if the 360 number points us to seven cycles (circles) or seven wheels?  This would bring into play the divine infinite calculus of the Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science through the seven cycles of Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth and Love.
            Or perhaps the seven times also points us to the seven Star-Flowers depicted in the twelfth Keystone window in WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK?

            The Big Dipper[5] Keystone is in the tone of Christianity as Science, thus, this Keystone represents Christian Science fulfilled.  The twelfth chapter of SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES is titled “Christian Science Practice”.  Is it possible then, that what this Keystone represents is the time when Christian Science is actually put into practice by mankind?  And it is this practicing that enables mankind to proceed upward to the capstone (inward into the hub) to where the little book open is located – where we proceed to chapters 13 and 14 which are two chapters on the teaching of Christian Science:  “Teaching Christian Science” (Science as the Word) and “Recapitulation” (Science as the Christ).  From this we can proceed to Science as Christianity with the fifteenth chapter of “Genesis” where the Seven Days are explained, and then finally we move on to “The Apocalypse” (chapter sixteen) with Science as Science.  Here we have the cycle of Science with the last four chapters (the last two of which are given the title of “Key to the Scriptures”).  They represent the Science hub (center of activity) or the Scientific Capstone of the Cycle for the Word.

            Getting back to the twelfth Keystone window, I feel that the seven Star-Flowers (like those found on the three Christ Coming Windows in Mother’s Room – which actually are Star of Bethlehem Flowers with seven petals instead of six) represent the seven angels of the seven churches of Revelation.  Previously I have felt that they represent the Christ angels that reside over the Seven Days.  For instance, for the First Day of Mind we would have Enoch (who never dies).  In the Second Day of Spirit we have Noah, in the Third Day of Soul we have Moses, in the Fourth Day of Principle we have Queen Esther, in the Fifth Day of Life we have Jesus, in the Sixth Day of Truth we have Mary Baker Eddy, and in the Seventh Day of Love we have Martha (generic man).  But let us go back to the Fourth Star-Flower or the Fourth Day of Principle and the fourth church called Thyatira.  Remember that the correct teaching (correct type of thinking, which is always spiritual) is the Morning Star, which nullifies Jezebel’s teaching about mortal mind causation.  The true teachings of the woman God-crowned must be “taught” (chapters 13 and 14) so that the Seven Days and its opposite (Adam) is understood (“Genesis”) and then the Holy City can be opened up (unlocked) to mankind (“The Apocalypse”).  The Kingdom comes when Christian Science is taught and understood by John W. Doorly and his students and their students.  The matrix system is brought forth and WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK which is SCIENCE AND HEALTH is explained which unlocks/unseals the BIBLE.
            I feel that it is of importance that the serpent in SEEKING AND FINDING and the BIBLE in SUFFER THE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME both (in the earliest editions) have swirling ghost-like serpents (animal magnetism in Illustration 3 and seals of error in Illustration 7) about them and both objects are found on the left side (Side of Life) of each Illustration while Venus, or the Morning Star, is located (in both Illustrations) on the right side (Side of Light).  We also must look at the fact that in Illustration 3 we have Mary Baker Eddy with an open (unsealed) BIBLE and in Illustration 7 we have the girl (Martha) with an open (unsealed) SCIENCE AND HEALTH.  I believe that Mary Baker Eddy is God’s spiritual Lamb that unseals the BIBLE during her God-crowned mission as the Second Coming of Christ, but soon after her mission ended her followers failed to understand her KEY, they lost the KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES because they began to believe Jezebel’s false teachings about Mary Baker Eddy.  (Confirmation on this point, I feel, is proven in the continued post when speaking about Jesus telling his own disciples about his place in Bible prophecy.)  And when the followers failed to accept Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy the BIBLE became sealed up again.  It is not until Martha (generic man) comprehends her Leader’s place in Bible prophecy and begins to teach it to the world that the BIBLE will be unlocked and remain unlocked for eternity.

            The following is also from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, with the title of “What Does Bible Chronology Indicate About the Year 1914?”  Some of it is repeat from above, but I feel that it is worth going over.

“Bible chronology indicates that God’s Kingdom was established in heaven in 1914.   This is shown by a prophecy recorded in chapter 4 of the Bible book of Daniel.

Overview of the prophecy.  God caused King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to have a prophetic dream about an immense tree that was chopped down.  Its stump was prevented from regrowing [probably should be “from growing”] for a period of ‘seven times,’ after which the tree would grow again.’ — Daniel 4:1, 10-16.”
            I would like to make a short comment about trees and how they show growth.  The trunks of trees are circular and for every year they grow they show this growth with a ring inside the trunk.  When the trunk is sliced and you see the rings of growth you can tell by them if there was plenty of water, or if there was a drought.  I make note of this because with this prophecy I have already mentioned the 360 degrees found in circles.  So with this point I feel that I am on to something with the whole cycle or wheel idea.  One definition of degree is:  “a step or stage in a process, course, or order of classification”.[6]  So, not only did the king of Babylon have to go through a process, course, or order of classification (like moving from Mind to Spirit to Soul, etc., so mankind would need to follow the same mental procedure – to work its way out of insanity (material belief) into spiritual cognizance.  Another definition is of interest too:  “A rank or grade of official, ecclesiastical, or social position”.[7]  But what is even more interesting, and in line with the Second Coming of Christ with the Woman is the following definition:  “A step in a direct line of descent or in the line of ascent to a common ancestor”.[8]  In other words, there is a direct line of ascension to King David from Jesus Christ.  Even though it may not be through the san grail bloodline of Christ (as depicted in The De Vinci Code[9]), I do believe that Mary Baker Eddy is mentally in the line of ascent to Jesus.

The prophecy’s initial fulfillment.  The great tree represented King Nebuchadnezzar himself. (Daniel 4:20-22)  He was figuratively ‘chopped down’ when he temporarily lost his sanity and kingship for a period of seven years. (Daniel 4:25)  When God restored his sanity, Nebuchadnezzar regained his throne and acknowledged God’s rulership. — Daniel 4:35-36.

Evidence that the prophecy has a greater fulfillment.  The whole purpose of the prophecy was that ‘people living may know that the Most High is Ruler in the kingdom of mankind and that he gives it to whomever he wants, and he sets up over it even the lowliest of men.’ (Daniel 4:17)  Was proud Nebuchadnezzar the one to whom God ultimately wanted to give such rulership?  No, for God had earlier given him another prophetic dream showing that neither he nor any other political ruler would fill this role.  [Good news to those who fear President Trump so much!]  Instead, God would himself ‘set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed.’ — Daniel 2:31-44.

“Previously, God had set up a kingdom to represent his rulership on earth:  the ancient nation of Israel [with the twelve, or thirteen, tribes].  God allowed that kingdom to be made ‘a ruin’ because its rulers had become unfaithful, but he foretold that he would give kingship to ‘the one who has the legal right.’ (Ezekiel 21:25-27)  The Bible identifies Jesus Christ as the one legally authorized to receive this everlasting kingdom. (Luke 1:30-33)  Unlike Nebuchadnezzar, Jesus is ‘lowly in heart,’ just as it was prophesied. — Matthew 11:29.

What does the tree of Daniel chapter 4 represent?  In the Bible, trees sometimes represent rulership. (Ezekiel 17:22-24; 31:2-5)  In the greater fulfillment of Daniel chapter 4, the immense tree symbolizes God’s rulership.  [Symbolically a tree is a connection between earth and heaven.  Also, we often hear about the root of David, and trees have roots.  The tree of life in the Garden of Eden (in Genesis) and then in the Holy City (in Revelation) is most symbolic in regards to its leaves.  I feel that the leaves represent the pages of SCIENCE AND HEALTH, for the leaves are for the healing of the nations.  Also, with the Golden Candlestick Matrix (given to us by John Doorly) we have the three branches of the Word, the Christ, and Christianity and the trunk of Science.

In Christian Science there are also the Branch Churches.  So, a tree could be a symbol of God’s one true Church, as well as, the pages of Life Science and the Golden Candlestick Matrix.]

What does the tree’s being chopped down mean?  Just as the chopping down of the tree represented an interruption in Nebuchadnezzar’s kingship, it also represented an interruption in God’s rulership on earth.  This happened when Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem, where the kings of Israel sat on ‘Jehovah’s throne’ as representatives of God himself. — 1 Chronicles 29:23.  [I would like to add that when the tree, or Nebuchadnezzar, was chopped down the connection between earth (the king) and heaven (God) was severed and this is what caused the king’s insanity.]

What do the ‘seven times’ represent?  The ‘seven times’ represent the period during which God allowed the nations to rule over the earth without interference from any kingdom that he had set up.  The ‘seven times’ began in October 607 B.C.E., when, according to Bible chronology, Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians. — 2 Kings 25:1, 8-10.”
            Again, I believe that while this is true, that the “seven times” refer to seven periods (cycles) of progression through the seven synonyms of God – Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.  I add that it would not have been possible for God’s Kingdom to be established without the woman God-crowned mission being fulfilled and completed.  Mary Baker Eddy left the material world on December 3, 1910, 3 years and 10 months (a little over 3.5 years) before October 1914.  However, she may have not have ascended (as Jesus did) until sometime after December 3, 1910.  I know she was still present in January 1911 when her material body was supposed to have been placed in the tomb at the cemetery.[10]  But what if, and this was not taken into account by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, that if we are dealing with the number 360 instead of 365 then would not there be a shortage of 35 years for the seven cycles (if I did the math right)?  If you subtract 35 form 1914 you come up with the year 1879.  This year falls between the two Venus transits, almost five years after the first transit and a little over three years before the second transit.  What happened in 1879 that might point to Jesus becoming King of Heaven?  “In the spring of 1879, a little band of earnest seekers after Truth went into deliberations over forming a church without creeds, to be called the ‘Church of Christ, Scientists.’
            “At a meeting of the Christian Scientist Association, April 19, 1879, on motion of Mrs. Eddy, it was voted, — To organize a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.
            “Mrs. Eddy was appointed on the committee to draft the Tenets of the Mother Church — the chief corner-stone whereof is, that Christian Science, as taught and demonstrated by our Master, casts out error, heals the sick, and restores the lost Israel:  for ‘the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner.’
            “The charter for the Church was obtained June, 1879, and the same month the members, twenty-six in number, extended a call to Mary Baker Eddy to become their pastor.  She accepted the call and was ordained A. D. 1881.  Although walking through deep waters, the little Church went steadily on, increasing in numbers, and at every epoch saying,
            “‘Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.'” (Church Manual, p. 17, 18)  However, this particular Church would be disbanded in 1889 by Mary Baker Eddy herself when she saw the dangers of material organized church.  This Church was made in order to “commemorate the word and works of” Jesus Christ, “which should reinstate” put into Principle? “primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing.”  This Church was not the same Church as The First Church of Christ Scientist, to be formed in 1992.  For these two Churches were formed for two different reasons.  The first Church was based upon Jesus Christ while the second Church was based upon the Woman God-crowned (for she had twelve stars in her crown, or twelve First Members).  “The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass., is designed to be built on the Rock, Christ; even the understanding and demonstration of divine Truth, Life, and Love, healing and saving the world from sin and death; thus to reflect in some degree the Church Universal and Triumphant.” (Church Manual, p. 19)
            Yet, what if I am wrong and the number of 35 years must be doubled to 70 years?  The year 1914 minus 70 would be 1844.  This year is before Mary Baker Eddy’s mission officially begins.  Mary Baker married George Washington Glover on December 10, 1843.  She became a widow in the summer of 44 and gave birth to their son on September 12, 1843.  “The year 1844 was a very important one in the history of Christian Science’ it was about this time that Mary Baker Glover realized that mortal mind produced all disease.  The events in her life continued to be almost unbearable, but Mary began to realize that reacting to these conditions produced the disease she suffered from.  She writes, ‘As long ago as 1844 I was convinced that mortal mind produced all disease, and that various medical theories were in no sense scientific.’  In Retrospection and Introspection on page 24 she writes:

“During twenty years prior to my discovery I had been trying to trace all physical effects to a mental cause; and in the latter part of 1866 I gained the scientific certainty that all causation was Mind, and every effect a mental phenomenon.

            “In 1844 she was catching the first rays of light, and she would not release this vision until she could explain the fullness of its promise.” (MARY BAKER EDDY The Prophetic and Historical Perspective; By Paul R. Smillie, p. 209)

How long are the ‘seven times’?  They could not be merely seven years as in Nebuchadnezzar’s case.  Jesus indicated the answer when he said that ‘Jerusalem [a symbol of God’s rulership][11] will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.’ (Luke 21:24)  ‘The appointed times of the nations,’ are the same as the ‘seven times’ of Daniel chapter 4.  This means that the ‘seven times’ were still under way even when Jesus was on earth.”  Because the “seven times” began in the time of Daniel.

“Previously, God had set up a kingdom to represent his rulership on earth:  the ancient nation of Israel.  God allowed that kingdom to be made ‘a ruin’ because its rulers had become unfaithful, but he foretold that he would give kingship to ‘the one who has the legal right.’ (Ezekiel 21:25-27)  The Bible identifies Jesus Christ as the one legally authorized to receive this everlasting kingdom. (Luke 1:30-33)  Unlike Nebuchadnezzar, Jesus is ‘lowly in heart,’ just as it was prophesied. — Matthew 11:29.”
            It is also true that there was a break up with the thirteen tribes of Israel (Moses made thirteen tribes in the book of Numbers).  Israel (representing womanhood) and Judah (representing manhood) separated before either group was taken into captivity.  With Judah remained Benjamin and Levi while the actual ten tribes of Israel left the area,[12] after being released from their Assyrian captivity, and went to the British Isles.  It is also known that royal house members (of David) went to the British Isles when Babylon threatened Jerusalem.

“The Bible provides the way to determine the length of those prophetic ‘seven times.’  It says that three and a half ‘times’ equal 1,260 days, so ‘seven times’ equal twice that number, or 2,520 days. (Revelation 12:6, 14)  Applying the prophetic rule ‘a day for a year,’ the 2,520 days represent 2,520 years.  Therefore, the ‘seven times,’ or 2,520 years, would end in October 1914. — Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6.”

            This ends the article except for a footnote about articles from The Watchtower that help explain when Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon.
            Now, I find it most interesting that this whole thing points us to chapter 12 of Revelation which is all about the woman God-crowned, yet the Jehovah’s Witnesses do not make note or mention of the woman, or even discuss her importance.  I believe this is because they do not understand her importance or even see her as the Second Coming of Christ.  I would be interested in what they do think about the woman.
            Is it possible that the seven circular Star-Flowers actually represent the 2,520 days?  Or do they represent the Seven Days of Genesis 1-2:3?  Perhaps they symbolize both?  I know that Doorly and his students would say that they are symbols of the seven synonymous terms for God.  But I believe that they are more than just that, because we have the three Star-Flowers in Mother’s Room.
            If the year 1914 is correct, then what was going on in Christian Science during 1914?
            “The December 1913 Journal and the January 10, 1914, Sentinel carried editorials by Associate Editor Annie M. Knott which were widely interpreted as attacks on the teaching of the late Edward M. Kimball of Chicago.  Mr. Kimball taught the Normal classes from 1899 to 1902 as well as his own primary classes.  The response to the editorials in the form of letters was so antagonistic that the Editor, Archibald McLellan [at the time one of the board of directors of The First Church of Christ Scientist], attempted to pacify the offended readers in the February 4, 1914 Sentinel:
            “‘Imagine the editor’s surprise…when letters began to come in which claimed that these editorials were regarded by some as having been written in condemnation of the teachings of a well-known and greatly honored and respected teacher of Christian Science.  Their surprise was two-fold.  In the first place, because they had no teacher in view when the editorials were written, and were not knowingly condemning any teacher or teaching.  {I believe that this means that they were just pointing out erroneous types of teachings?}  In the second place, some of the editors had been taught by this teacher, and knew of their own knowledge that he did not teach the manifestly erroneous views of Christian Science which were condemned in these editorials.’[13]  {So this makes me wonder why certain Christian Scientists believed that these editorials were believed to be against Edward Kimball’s teachings.  Were not the critics of the articles the ones who really did not understand Edward Kimball’s teachings, little loan Mary Baker Eddy’s teachings?}
            “The appearance of these editorials marked the beginning of the dispute between what have come to be known as the Boston school and the Chicago school of Christian Science.  Those who identity with the Boston school maintain that theirs represents the pure teaching of Mrs. Eddy.  These same individuals say that the Chicago school represents an aberrant teaching which they attribute to Edward M. Kimball.  The school attributed to him is so called because he was a Chicago native and First Reader in First Church, Chicago at the time of its founding.
            “According to Charles S. Braden, author of Christian Science Today:  ’A prominent Kimball student declares categorically that since this controversy broke out into print at the end of 1913, no writings have appeared in the church periodicals in which Kimball teaching could be identified, save in two periods.  The first was during the Great Litigation, when Herbert Eustace, a leading champion of Kimball and his group took over the Publishing Society…[14]  The second period was during the ascendancy of George Shaw Cook [editor of the Journal and Sentinel], an organization stalwart who died in 1944…He adds that this latest resurgence of Kimballism had its last gasp with Cook’s retirement in 1942.’[15][16]
            It is quite interesting that McClellan said what he did; I am surprised, but happy to read that he did say what he did say.  It does seem to me that what “Kimballism” would actually symbolize (even if his teachings were not evil or wrong or bad and just simply misunderstood or misinterpreted) would be like Jezebel teachings.
            However, it is a fact that Stanley Larken, student of Annie M. Knott, felt that Kimbalism had actually taken over the Church periodicals.  Whether this is true or not, for sure, eventually, the periodicals were polluted with New Age philosophy and Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy was silenced and frowned upon to even be thought of as reality (truth).
            “There were events which did absorb the attention of the Directors.  One was the establishment in London, England, of ‘The Central and Universal Church of Christ, Scientist’ by a former member of The Mother Church and Third Church, London, — Mrs. Annie C. Bill.  To quote Charles S. Braden:  ‘After Mrs. Eddy’s death, Mrs. Bill saw the difficulty the Mother Church officials faced in trying to operate according to the Manual, with so many of its vital provisions requiring its author’s specific approval at the time of any action under them {the estoppel clauses}.  It finally occurred to her — and she thought of herself as the first to make the discovery — that the church must be formally dissolved and reconstructed under a new constitution.  She regarded herself as the natural successor to Mrs. Eddy, on the authority of her presumably unique discovery of the Manual impasse and of what she regarded as the only legitimate way around it…Mrs. Bill maintained that the Boston Board could not inherit Mrs. Eddy’s mantle, that the leadership had been clearly reserved for a woman.’[17]  Mrs. Bill also claimed that she should have control of all the periodicals as well as Mrs. Eddy’s trust under her will.  She even published a journal using the copyrighted name of the one published by the Publishing Society in Boston.  Legal action was taken to stop the use of the copyrighted name, and Mrs. Bill after a series of changes ultimately called her organization, ‘The Parent Church’.  For the time being, her activities did not present problems, but later circumstances would propel her into prominence.”[18]
            Although Annie Bill was correct about the Manual and its estoppel clauses, and the fact that the board of directors disobeyed God’s By-Laws, it did not mean that she was Mary Baker Eddy’s successor; but neither were the board of directors Mary Baker Eddy’s successors.  The board of directors were simply trustees of the Church, not of the Periodicals (the Periodicals had their own Trustees).
            All of this being said, it if understandable that if the board of directors had obeyed the estoppel clauses and disorganized, as they should have done, they would have realized that Christ Jesus was King of Heaven in 1914, but because they did not, this fact remained oblivious to them and the Field.
            We find that there is another reason why there became a problem with two different “teachings” in the Christian Science Church…
            “Early in 1917, Rev. G. A. Kratzer, who had been forced out of The Mother Church in 1913, published Teaching and Addresses on Christian Science by Edward A. Kimball.  The introduction to the book states:  ‘In some of the classes of Mr. Edward A. Kimball, C.S.D., notes, shorthand or otherwise, were taken by various students, and considerable material was given by dictation.  The present volume contains a set of such notes taken in his last class by one of his most capable students, a full report of the Association Address following, also notes by students in other classes.’[19]  The book brought a sharp reply with an editorial in the Sentinel of April 7, 1917, which consisted of an article by Edward A. Kimball written in 1903 entitled ‘The integrity of Christian Science Literature’.  Despite, the displeasure expressed in Boston, the book found immediate and wide popularity and is still in print today.”[20]
            And at other times there were periodicals that slipped through that presented false teaching.  One such article was by Frederick Dixon in the September 1, 1917 Sentinel.  The title was “Mortal Mind and Human Mind” and it totally ignored the Three Degrees of the Scientific Translation of Mortal Mind on pages 115-116 of SCIENCE AND HEALTH.  Dixon was editor of the Christian Science Monitor (newspaper) from 1914 to 1922 and had many connections to Lord Lothian, a pretentious Christian Scientist.  Lord Lothian had connections to the one-world order groups – believing in communistic totalitarianism.  As I have written before, communism is anti-Christian Science, even though it seems to present similar types of ideas, they are opposites.  So here again, we have even a clearer representation of the Harlot teachings of the anti-Christ.
            “Lord Lothian gave an address at Oxford University in 1937 in which he clearly stated his position:  ‘Few people seem to realize the far-reaching and demonic effects which the almost universal acceptance of national sovereignty as the basis of our present-day world order has both in producing war and in making impossible fidelity to the moral law or to Christian principle both in international and increasing spheres of national life… There is, indeed, no ultimate remedy for the demonic evils which spring from national sovereignty save the creation of a common sovereignty representing all men and nations by the pooling of that part of state sovereignty which deals with supernational matters, in a world federation — a state which, in its own sphere, will command the allegiance of mankind, will be able to legislate for, judge, and tax everybody, and will be responsible to everybody while leaving the national state freedom to deal with affairs in the national sphere.’[21]
            “Lord Lothian had been appointed British Ambassador to the United States in 1939.  His known religious views and important diplomatic position lent great prestige to Christian Science.  He had been warned, however, by friends ‘against talking world government to the Americans.’[22][23]
            Dr. Quigley wrote all about the one-world order group and their agenda.
            “The Round Table Groups were semi-secret discussion and lobbying groups organized by Lionel Curtis, Philip H. Kerr (Lord Lothian), and (Sir) William S. Morris in 1908-1911.  This was done on behalf of Lord Milner, the dominant Trustee of the Rhodes Trust in the two decades 1905-1925.  The original purpose of these groups was to seek to federate the English speaking world along lines laid down by Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) and William T. Stead (1849-1912), and the money from the organizational world came originally from the Rhodes Trust.  By 1915 Round Table groups existed in seven countries, including England, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and a rather loosely organized group in the United States (George Louis Beer, Walter Lippmann, Frank D. Greene, Erwin D. Canham of the Christian Science Monitor and others).  The attitudes of the various groups were coordinated by frequent visits and discussions and by a well-informed and totally anonymous quarterly magazine, The Round Table, whose first issue largely written by Philip Kerr, appeared in November 1910…
            “At the end of the war of 1914, it became clear that the organization of this system had to be greatly extended [because The United States had declined to join the League of Nations {prefigured the United Nations}].  Once again the task was entrusted to Lionel Curtis who established, in England and each dominion, a front organization to the existing local Round Table Group.  This front organization, called the Royal Institute of International Affairs, had as its nucleus in each area the existing submerged Round Table Group.  In New York it was known as the Council on Foreign Relations,[24] and was a front for U.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very small American Round Table group…
            “The American Branch of this ‘English Establishment’ exerted much of its influence through five American newspapers (The New York Times,[25] New York Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and the lamented Boston Evening Transcript).  In fact, the editor of the Christian Science Monitor was the chief American correspondent (anonymously) of The Round Table, and Lord Lothian, the original editor of The Round Table and later secretary of the Rhodes Trust (1925-1939) and ambassador to Washington, was a frequent writer in the Monitor.”[26]
            Again, what would have opened the door for this type of false government would lie at the feet of the disobedience of the board of directors in Boston.  In March 1913 the five men turned over a package, to be known as Miscellany, “to the publisher of Mrs. Eddy’s writings, with instructions to prepare for publication a volume to be entitled ‘The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany.’”[27]  Mary Baker Eddy had sealed up the package of prepared articles on August 21, 1909.  She wrote on the wrapper:  “Nobody shall open this or read its contents during my lifetime without my written consent.”  At the same time Ways That Are Vain (written in 1887 and not chosen by Mary Baker Eddy for inclusion in Miscellaneous Writings which was published in 1897) “and additional articles by Mrs. Eddy which had appeared in the periodicals subsequent to August 21st, 1909, were included.  After ‘Miscellany’ had been published the Directors’ attention was called to an announcement by Mrs. Eddy which had been inserted in the Sentinel at her request, and which was not included in ‘Miscellany.’  The Directors then on June 9, 1915, voted to insert this and it may be found on page 242 under the heading ‘Take Notice.’
            “On May 26, 1916, the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy [four of the Directors] who held the copyrights to her writings, voted to insert in ‘Miscellany’ the matter from the Christian Science Sentinel of February 15, 1908, which is now to be found on pages 364 to 366 in ‘Miscellany.’
            “On October 8, 1915, the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy voted to insert on page 360 the footnote explanatory of Mrs. Eddy’s letter, which was first published in the Sentinel of November 20, 1909, and later in the Sentinel of December 4, 1909.”[28]
            It was in 1941 that Japan declared their emperor to be God, and around this time that Hitler called himself the Leader (Der Fuehrer).  World War II broke out and the U.S.A. would join in after the allowed bombing (by F.D.R.) of Pearl Harbor.  It is also around this time that Boston reprimands John W. Doorly for his teaching about the Seven Days, how they align with the seven synonymous terms for God:  Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.  The war would end after one thing finally took place, after Boston stopped dragging their feet on the topic, and this was when the little pamphlet was published and distributed to Reading Rooms and Churches.  The title of the pamphlet is Mrs. Eddy’s Place.  It was first published in the Sentinel of June 5, 1943.  The first paragraph reads:  “The position of The Mother Church as to Mary Baker Eddy’s place in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is clearly set forth in the following paragraphs.  These conclusions are not new; they are confirmed by our Leader’s writings, and the steadily unfolding fruitage of Christian Science bears witness to their truth.”
            Sadly, today, the pamphlet is no longer available or printed.  The Mother Church, as the Boston hierarchy prefers to call the Church, denies their Leader.  They tell the Field to not teach the Truth about Mary Baker Eddy!  They flat out discourage the Truth about Mary Baker Eddy.  And those who do accept the Truth are scoffed at and scorned.

            I present the pamphlet’s six points (the original report that the pamphlet is based upon consisted of 157 typed pages – according to Boston they cannot find this report).

  1. Mrs. Eddy, as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, understood herself to be the one chosen of God to bring the promised Comforter to the world, and, therefore, the revelator of Christ, Truth, in this age.

 

  1. Mrs. Eddy regarded portions of Revelation (that is, Chapter 12) as pointing to her as the one who fulfilled prophecy by giving the full and final revelation of Truth; her work thus being complementary to that of Christ Jesus.

 

  1. As Christ Jesus exemplified the fatherhood of God, she (Mrs. Eddy) revealed God’s motherhood; she represents in this age the spiritual idea of God typified by the woman in the Apocalypse. (See Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 565:13-22.)

 

  1. Mrs. Eddy considered herself to be the “God-appointed” and “God-anointed” messenger to this age, the woman chosen by God to discover the Science of Christian healing and to interpret it to mankind; she is so closely related to Christian Science that a true sense of her is essential to the understanding of Christian Science; in other words, the revelator cannot be separated from the revelation.

 

  1. This recognition of her true status enabled her to withstand the opposition directed against her by “the dragon” (malicious animal magnetism); she was touchingly grateful to those who saw her as the woman of prophecy and who therefore trusted, obeyed, and supported her in her mission.

 

  1. This same recognition is equally vital to our movement [again I prefer Cause], for demonstration is the result of vision; the collecting of this indisputable evidence of our Leader’s own view of herself and of her mission marks a great step forward; wisely utilized, this evidence will stimulate and stabilize the growth of Christian Scientists today and in succeeding generations; it will establish unity in the Field with regard to the vital question of our Leader’s relation to Scriptural prophecy.

            As we record these important facts, we remind Christian Scientists of our Leader’s words (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 308), “The Scriptures and Christian Science reveal ‘the way,’ and personal revelators will take their proper place in history, but will not be deified.’

                                    The Christian Science Board of Directors

            Why does the hierarchy of The First Church of Christ Scientist deny Mary Baker Eddy’s place in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy today?  I leave you to ponder upon this question.

 

[1] I see this as a play on words, for a “roll of a book” would be seen as a scroll – as depicted in the ninth and tenth Illustrations of Christ and Christmas.

[2] Chapter 6 of SCIENCE AND HEALTH is titled “Science, Theology, Medicine”.  There is no “and” after Theology.

[3] The title refers to the year (1900) that the message was given to The First Church of Christ Scientist and the Field.

[4] The name of this book should be italicized.

[5] The Big Dipper points to the North Star – and the North Star is located outside the Open Bible Keystone (for the Word as the Word).

[6] Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

[7] Ibid

[8] Ibid

[9] The book on this very topic was published in 2003 while the movie was released in 2005 – sandwiched in between these two story events is our first transit of Venus across the sun in June 2004.  However, I feel that this story is just as much about the Third Coming of Christ as it is about the Second Coming of Christ.

[10] I say this because, I have wondered if the coffin even contained a physical body when it was laid in the tomb, only because Bliss Knapp reported that the coffin was light in weight.

[11] These are interpolations within the article itself.

[12] Levi may have been divided up, I really cannot say.  I have a theory that part of Levi went with Israel while the rest of Levi remained with Judah.  I say this because Levi was the legitimate tribe of priesthood, so for Israel to have priests they may have had to have Levites as part of their ten nations (even if they were not counted as part of the ten nations or ten tribes).

[13] C.S. Sentinel, Feb 4, 1914, p. 450

[14] I am confused as to why he says that they “took over” the Publishing Society?  I think he may have meant that they became Trustees of the Publishing Society?  Because it was the Board of Directors who eventually “took over” the Publishing Society!

[15] Braden, Christian Science Today, p. 312, 313

[16] Christian Science After 1910, by Andrew W. Hartsook, p. 16-17; {My interpolations.}

[17] Braden, Christian Science Today, p. 381

[18] Christian Science After 1910, by Andrew W. Hartsook, p. 17-18

[19] Kimball, Teaching & Addresses, G. A. Kratzer, Ed., p. 9

[20] Christian Science After 1910, by Andrew W. Hartsook, p. 23-24

[21] Kerr, The Universal Church and the World of Nations, 1938

[22] Langhorne, Nancy Astor and Her Friends, p. 210

[23] Christian Science After 1910, by Andrew W. Hartsook, p. 61

[24] This is the group that Vice President Joe Biden spoke in front of when he told about his Quid Pro Quo in Ukraine – to get a prosecutor fired.

[25] The New York Times, which is run by one world order Jews, refused to write about the Jews in concentration camps during WWII!  (See Unfreedom of the Press, by Mark R. Levin)

[26] Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, pp. 165, 950-952; [Hartsook’s interpolations.]  {My interpolations.}

[27] Christian Science After 1910, by Andrew W. Hartsook, p. 36

[28] Christian Science After 1910, by Andrew W. Hartsook, p. 36