Accession: A11375
Editorial Title: The city lieth foursquare
Author: James H. Wiggin 
Annotator: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: January 1886, archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by James Henry Wiggin with a handwritten note to him by Mary Baker Eddy.
Editorial Note: This sermon outline was apparently written by Eddy's copy editor, James Henry Wiggin, a former Unitarian minister. In her note that precedes his outline, Mary Baker Eddy references the Sunday sermon that she would later preach on January 24, 1886, entitled "The City Lieth Foursquare."
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Handshift:Mary Baker EddyForgot to say I expect to preach from your text next SundayAs Written:Sun. The hymns are not in our Collection

You have too much in a little, I shall not meet your expectations, if you have any. But I must go

M B G E

Handshift:James Henry WigginHymns: 371 -- 483 -- 451

Reading -- Rev. 21: 10-20Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. Rev 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. Rev 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; Rev 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

Revs. 21: 16 And the city lieth four = squareRev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

Introduction City = civilization Latin civis = citizen civitas = state, or city

Association of people In city -- best fruit, houses Ec. Greek word for city is polis Polish -- or true culture HebrewsAs Written:Hebs: "City with foundations."Heb 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Builder = God. Foundation & sky. G. = Air all around Special Subject. Not foundation, but structure.

Our City = Christian ScienceAs Written:Xn Sci must be 4 Square

A square man -- meaning

square = perfection, like circle

Equal lengths

Each side runs into the next.

4 enclose whole.

? 4 sides ?

1st Side = Bible. full. Record of aspiration. History of Great Race. Belief in Jehovah built Jeru. Now Jerulsalem, the Golden. BibleAs Written:B. = not one book but many. Not a book, but nearly the whole literature of a nation. cures = mind-power GenesisAs Written:gen. to RevelationAs Written:rev. Moses -- Elijah -- Elisha.

2ndAs Written:2d Side = Jesus ChristAs Written:Xt. Chief Figure. Biography, in latter part of bible. Spirit all through.

Centre Sun, with radiating beams. So-called miracles. Xmas everywhere celebrated. Our master.

Strike -- thou the master, we the keys, the anthem of our destinies."Editorial Note: This is a line from a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier titled "Thy Will Be Done." But the actual poem has "the destinies" instead of "our destinies." Whittier.

3rdAs Written:3d Side -- Christianity. Jesus the heart of ChristianityAs Written:Xy He = 30 yrs; ChristianityAs Written:Xy 1900 yrs. Whole body, as well as heart. Not only New TestamentAs Written:N. T. People (Paul, Mary &c) make ChristianityAs Written:Xy, but millions of others Beasts & Mobs: martyrs. Mind -- power

4th Side = Science ScienceAs Written:Sci -- knowledge. Age of Sci. Watchword. Changes since 1750 Before, no change for 1000 yrs. Now!!! Springless carts, to railways. Footmen for errands, to telephone Telegraph - Post Office. Steam - Electricity. We in that line = Science.

[*]Editorial Note: A vertical line is drawn through the remainder of this document.Summary Christian ScienceAs Written:Xn Sci believes BibleAs Written:B., JesusAs Written:Js., ChristianityAs Written:Xy: Adds, that their wonders are scientific, in accord with divine life -- law.

Conclusion. Our City lieth 4 square is so builded. Its 4 sides are = &c. Encompasses a perfect whole.

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Handshift:Mary Baker EddyForgot to say I expect to preach from your text next Sun.Expanded:Sunday The hymns are not in our Collection

You have too much in a little, I shall not meet your expectations, if you have any. But I must go

M B G E

Handshift:James Henry WigginHymns: 371 -- 483 -- 451

Reading -- Rev. 21: 10-20Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; Rev 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: Rev 21:13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. Rev 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. Rev 21:17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. Rev 21:18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. Rev 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; Rev 21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

Revs. 21: 16 And the city lieth four = squareRev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

Introduction City = civilization Latin civis = citizen civitas = state, or city

Association of people In city -- best fruit, houses Ec. Greek word for city is polis Polish -- or true culture HebsExpanded:Hebrews: "City with foundations."Heb 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Builder = God. Foundation & sky. G. = Air all around Special Subject. Not foundation, but structure.

Our City = Xn SciExpanded:Christian Science must be 4 Square

A square man -- meaning

square = perfection, like circle

Equal lengths

Each side runs into the next.

4 enclose whole.

? 4 sides ?

1st Side = Bible. full. Record of aspiration. History of Great Race. Belief in Jehovah built Jeru. Now Jerulsalem, the Golden. B.Expanded:Bible = not one book but many. Not a book, but nearly the whole literature of a nation. cures = mind-power gen.Expanded:Genesis to rev.Expanded:Revelation Moses -- Elijah -- Elisha.

2dOriginal:2nd Side = Jesus Xt.Expanded:Christ Chief Figure. Biography, in latter part of bible. Spirit all through.

Centre Sun, with radiating beams. So-called miracles. Xmas everywhere celebrated. Our master.

Strike -- thou the master, we the keys, the anthem of our destinies."Editorial Note: This is a line from a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier titled "Thy Will Be Done." But the actual poem has "the destinies" instead of "our destinies." Whittier.

3dOriginal:3rd Side -- Christianity. Jesus the heart of XyExpanded:Christianity He = 30 yrs; XyExpanded:Christianity 1900 yrs. Whole body, as well as heart. Not only N. T.Expanded:New Testament People (Paul, Mary &c) make XyExpanded:Christianity, but millions of others Beasts & Mobs: martyrs. Mind -- power

4th Side = Science SciExpanded:Science -- knowledge. Age of Sci. Watchword. Changes since 1750 Before, no change for 1000 yrs. Now!!! Springless carts, to railways. Footmen for errands, to telephone Telegraph - Post Office. Steam - Electricity. We in that line = Science.

[*]Editorial Note: A vertical line is drawn through the remainder of this document.Summary Xn SciExpanded:Christian Science believes B.Expanded:Bible, Js.Expanded:Jesus, XyExpanded:Christianity: Adds, that their wonders are scientific, in accord with divine life -- law.

Conclusion. Our City lieth 4 square is so builded. Its 4 sides are = &c. Encompasses a perfect whole.