When one has reached the limit of human ability, and no hope from material means and methods is left, "man's extremity" is seen to be "God's opportunity.
A little song bird came my way,Once on a sunny summer day,And sang to me of love;But presently the song bird went,And I was filled with discontent,Nor saw blue skies above.
Christian Science is not negative.
It is true that Christian Scientists have not succeeded in the final abolition of the last enemy, and they do not claim to have done so; but there are hundreds of thousands who regard Christian Science practice as Christian and scientific; and to-day courts justify its use to those who desire it.
By accepting the great fact of God's allness, all that is unlike Him can be proved to be nonexistent; and many today are healing the sick and sinning on this basis.
Christian Science teaches that Christ, Truth, is of God and has been always present; that Christ Jesus taught and demonstrated this Truth more than any other person; that the healing power of Truth was lost to the world from about the third century until 1866, when Mary Baker Eddy, a spiritually-minded New England woman, rediscovered it, and gave the fruits of her labors to a skeptical world, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and her other writings, including the periodicals she founded.
Suggestion or hypnotism is based on the belief in many ruling minds, or in the power of one human mind over another; whereas Christian Science teaches the impotence of this mortal so-called mind, and concedes all power and control to the one infinite divine Mind, called God.
Christian Science and Christianity are one, and are based entirely upon the teachings of Jesus that God is the only cause and creator and that there is no other power governing man and the universe.
Christian Science is the Science of God.
The prayer "Thy will be done" implies the perfect action of a perfect God; and the best ministry is that which teaches the individual rightly to realize the omnipotence and omnipresence of God, and to prove that He is a God "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.
Love gave us memory,That roses fair might in December bloom,With fragrance rare.
The figure of the Pharisee standing in his pride and self-justification, as described in the gospel of Luke, is one that may well be carefully examined by all who are striving to live in accordance with the teachings of Christ Jesus, as interpreted and explained by Mary Baker Eddy.
All men desire to achieve.
The human heart yearns for the living and true God.
Applications for admission to membership in The Mother Church may be sent to the Clerk at any time throughout the year.
I am very grateful that Christian Science has come into my life.
Shortly after the war, but before demobilization, I was talking one evening with a friend, who, when I was leaving, handed me the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.
We have had so many wonderful proofs of God's love and care, especially during the past year, that I should like to tell of a recent demonstration, which has seemed most wonderful.
Christian Science has meant so much to me during the last few years that I feel I must try to express my gratitude for it.
Christian Science has led me out of the darkness of material sense to the light of the spiritual understanding of God as Life.
About seventeen years ago, I was struggling along under medical treatment.
Through my own study of Christian Science, and the patient, unselfish work of a practitioner, I have been healed of sugar diabetes, catarrh of the bowels, tuberculosis, and many other physical and mental discordant conditions.
One day during 1916 I took a trip on my bicycle.
I do not mean to pass this dayIn stupid sense of ease,To smile on evil, fawn on fear—Thus mortal mind to please.