"Abide in me"

To abide in Mind, God, is both religious and scientific. It is the religion that advances beyond matter, whereby the Christian may enter the Shekinah as Jesus did, and it is the Science that measures up to the standard of demonstrable righteousness advocated by the apostle James when he said, "I will shew thee my faith by my works. . . . . faith without works dead."

The healing works of Jesus and the early Christians were the signs that followed the scientific religion practiced in the first and second centuries of the Christian era, and which ceased to appear after Christianity had become the state religion by imperial decree, when materialism, formalism, and temporal power banished healing from Christian practice. After the horrors of the dark ages had followed as a necessary consequence of the church's loss of spirituality, there came the dawning light of the Reformation movement; but it was left for that great metaphysician, the revered Founder and Leader of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy, to rend the veil of superstition and false doctrine which so long had obscured scientific religion and fearlessly to point out that the teaching of the Master could not be other than scientific because, as she stated in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 313), "Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe."

March 27, 1920

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