Accession: L04406
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Pamelia J. Leonard, May 25, 1887
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Pamelia J. Leonard 
Date: May 25, 1887
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on Massachusetts Metaphysical CollegeMassachusetts Metaphysical College
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Editorial Note: In this letter Mary Baker Eddy references Luke 14:20. One month prior, on April 24, 1887, she had preached a sermon based on this same verse.
Related Topic: To read the text of the related sermon, see A10091Click link to view A10091 document in new window, and to read outlines, see A10709Click link to view A10709 document in new window and A10695Click link to view A10695 document in new window.
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My very dear Student

Such harm is being done by teaching Scripture before the students understand it I must shut down on this It is doing much mischief and it is better not to begin without counting the cost Jesus said this man began to build and was not able to finishLuke 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Some of my students with me long and who have head my sermons for years can give some primary instruction in the Gospels through lesson books but this should never be attempted outside of the Church regular sabbath school and the Revelation should never be meddled with No one but myself is equal to the first lessons in that

Lovingly
M B G Eddy
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My very dear Student

Such harm is being done by teaching Scripture before the students understand it I must shut down on this It is doing much mischief and it is better not to begin without counting the cost Jesus said this man began to build and was not able to finishLuke 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Some of my students with me long and who have head my sermons for years can give some primary instruction in the Gospels through lesson books but this should never be attempted outside of the Church regular sabbath school and the Revelation should never be meddled with No one but myself is equal to the first lessons in that

Lovingly
M B G Eddy