Mrs. Eddy's Successor

This article was later republished in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany: My. 346:18-347:5

In a recent interview which appeared in the columns of the New York Herald, the Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, stated that her successor would be a man. Various conjectures having arisen as to whether she had in mind any particular person when the statement was made, Mrs. Eddy gave the following to the Associated Press, May 16, 1901:—

"I did say that a man would be my future successor. By this I did not mean Mr. Alfred Farlow nor any other man to-day on earth.

"Science and Health makes it plain to all Christian Scientists that the manhood and womanhood of God have already been revealed in a degree through Christ Jesus and Christian Science, his two witnesses. What remains to lead on the centuries and reveal my successor, is man in the image and likeness of the Father-Mother God, man the generic term for mankind."

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Pertinent Testimony
May 23, 1901

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