Mrs. Eddy found it necessary to follow Jesus' teachings...


Mrs. Eddy found it necessary to follow Jesus' teachings, and none other, in order to demonstrate the divine Science of Christianity. Christian Science reveals the truth in the teachings of Christ Jesus, thereby enabling one to heal all manner of diseases. Berkeley, in one of his treatises, denies the reality of an external material world. In another publication he declares physical substance to be "only the constant relation between phenomena connected by association and conjoined by the operations of the universal mind, nature being nothing more than conscious experience. Matter apart from conscious mind is an impossible and unreal concept;" and he makes God the cause of all the ills of mortals and the casualties of earth. There is nothing in such a theory that could possibly be likened to the teachings of Christian Science. Again, while discanting on the virtues of tar water, he writes: "I esteem my having taken this medicine the greatest of all-temporal blessings, and am convinced that under Providence I owe my life to it." Here he virtually declares that tar water owes its potency to God!

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