Editor’s note: I wrote the original draft of The Prisoner of 1967 in 2009, then went over it again in 2015, but I feel that it is time to actually post it (in 2020) because of the conditions around the world right now.
“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.
The following quote is from Andrew W. Hartsook’s book CHRISTIAN SCIENCE After 1910 (page 196). It is a paragraph from Mary Baker Eddy’s Last Will and Testament. Since the item is “4” I feel that what is written in the following paragraph has to do with the divine calculus — the Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science. More specifically, it has to do with the squared-cycle (or if you prefer, the squared-circle) of Science.
“4. I give and bequeath to Mrs. Pamila J. Leonard, of Brooklyn, New York, the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000); to Mrs. Augusta Stetson, of New York City, my “crown of diamonds” breastpin; to Mrs. Laura Lathrop, of New York City, my diamond cross; to Mrs. Rose Kent, of Jamestown, New York, my gold watch and chain; and to Henry M. Baker, of Bow, New Hampshire, my portrait set in diamonds.”
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