Christian Scientists

No member of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, would hesitate to affirm it a privilege to be associated with the great Christian Science movement. At the same time, doubtless, no member of The Mother Church will be completely satisfied that he is doing all of which he is capable to support The Mother Church or the movement from which he has gained so much. He recalls continually the statement made by Mrs. Eddy in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 89), "We are all capable of more than we do."

It may well be said that no Christian Scientist is really a Scientist or is really firmly established in his thought, nor is he working from a sure basis, unless he is clear as to Mrs. Eddy's place in history, and equally clear as to the form of government which she instituted through spiritual discernment. It follows, then, that to the extent one is clear as to our Leader and her discovery, will he be desirous of actively demonstrating the gratitude he feels for the good that has come to him through Christian Science. He knows full well that through Christian Science has come to the world the final revelation of Truth promised by the Master; and he is equally sure that the only way in which he can be of real help to mankind—and so, of course, really benefit himself—is by supporting and cooperating with the various activities of The Mother Church.

Christian Science has brought the light; has revealed Truth to this age. The opponents of that which lightens the darkness hate the light. That which apparently can succeed only where ignorance excludes knowledge is defined by the apostle in his letter to the Thessalonians as "that Wicked," which, he declares, "shall ... be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming." Christian Science, or the knowledge of the truth, is turning the searchlight of Truth on all that would retard or hinder the education or salvation of mankind. That is surely "the brightness of his coming."

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Love All Men
March 29, 1924

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