Class teaching in Christian Science is authorized by the...

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Class teaching in Christian Science is authorized by the Manual of The Mother Church of Christian Science, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. This Manual was written by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discover and Founder of Christian Science. Under its rules an authorized teacher holds but one class annually, and it is limited to thirty pupils.

In Christian Science sickness is healed on the basis of its unreality. Sickness seems real to erring human sense, but is unreal to unerring divine consciousness. Its healing fulfills the Scriptural declaration, "The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Mrs. Eddy writes on page 474 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "If sin, sickness, and death are as real as Life, Truth, and Love, then they must all be from the same source; God must be their author. Now Jesus came to destroy sin, sickness, and death; yet the Scriptures aver, "I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.' Is it possible, then, to believe that the evils which Jesus lived to destroy are real or the offspring of the divine will?"

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