Christian Science teaches that the priesthood of Melchisedec,...

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Christian Science teaches that the priesthood of Melchisedec, as recorded in Hebrews 7:14—28; 8:1, distinctly prefigures the life, character, and work of the Christ, forever maintained as the highest expression of divine Principle, God, and to whom Paul refers in his epistle to the Ephesians as "far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come." On page vii of the Preface to her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy speaks of the "Bethlehem babe" as the "human herald of Christ, Truth." Mrs. Eddy had a keen perception of Jesus' place in the divine plan of redemption. She says on page 338 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany": "All Christian Scientists deeply recognize the oneness of Jesus—that he stands alone in word and deed, the visible discoverer, founder, demonstrator, and great Teacher of Christianity, whose sandals none may unloose," continuing with these words on the following page: "The cardinal points of Christian Science cannot be lost sight of, namely—one God, supreme, infinite, and one Christ Jesus."

In defining the mission of the promised Comforter, Jesus said, "He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." Since Mrs. Eddy's discovery of Christian Science, nearly sixty years ago, this regenerating truth has served as an unmistakable guide to benighted hearts and suffering humanity, pointing steadfastly to the words and life-work of Christ Jesus, reestablishing, with scientific proof and demonstration, the Christianity which he taught and practiced, bringing complete salvation from sin, sickness, disease, and death. Question the beneficiaries of this redeeming truth, and multitudes will answer with rejoicing, living witnesses of their restoration to health and strength after having exhausted all material means, thereby demonstrating the eternity of the Christ, and enabling these faithful adherents to say, in all humility, with Paul, "For to me to live is Christ."

September 30, 1922
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