Church Membership

With the beauty of phraseology and the lucidity of expression which so generally characterize her writings, Mrs. Eddy, on page 100 of "Miscellaneous Writings," asks this searching question: "Who remembers that patience, forgiveness, abiding faith, and affection, are the symptoms by which our Father indicates the different stages of man's recovery from sin and his entrance into Science?" Here our beloved Leader has named the qualities which signalize one's progress in spiritual unfoldment,—the symptoms which accompany growth Spiritward.

The student of Christian Science, in this course of spiritual unfoldment, takes certain orderly footsteps which mark his entrance upon and progress in the study of this religion. These steps usually include regular study of the Lesson-Sermons, attendance upon church services and lectures given by the members of the Board of Lectureship, support of the Christian Science periodicals, membership in a branch church and in The Mother Church, class instruction,—all these comprise the course one normally pursues in establishing himself as an efficient worker in the Cause of Christ.

July 19, 1924

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