The Christian Science church is unique among churches in discarding personal preaching. There is probably no other organization which is so entirely based upon and held together by the teaching upon which it is founded, rather than by the personality of any of its followers or any representative of its cause; and no one act of its Founder and Leader, Mrs. Eddy, affords greater proof of her inspiration and divine leading than her ordination of the impersonal pastor for all Christian Science churches.

Every Sunday the announcement is made to friends who visit our churches that "the Bible and the Christian Science text-book are our only preachers" (Explanatory note in Christian Science Quarterly). These words fall gratefully upon tired ears and hungry hearts, as it gradually dawns upon the waiting thought that here at least there is to be no display of oratory; and St. Paul's sermons are called to mind, whose speech and preaching "was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power." A large part of the world is weary of being preached to. They welcome gladly the inspired "sermon undivorced from truth, uncontaminated and unfettered by human hypotheses, and divinely authorized" (Explanatory note).

June 22, 1912

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