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Mrs. Eddy's Expressed Intention
As distinguished from earlier forms of Christian Science organization, The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded and organized by a deed of trust dated September 1, 1892, and a meeting of first members held on September 23, 1892. (See pages 128–135 and 17–19 of the Church Manual.) Previously, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, had adopted organic modes which she evidently regarded as impermanent and provisional. From the time when she founded The Mother Church all that she did and said evinced the intention that it should be permanent.
Nevertheless, since it is asserted by some that this Church should be abandoned or dissolved because Mrs. Eddy cannot be consulted in the course of its administration, all friends of Christian Science should be informed or reminded that there are at least six instances in which Mrs. Eddy deliberately expressed her intention that The Mother Church should continue to exist and function if and when she could not be consulted.
The first of the instances just mentioned is the deed of trust dated September 1, 1892, by which Mrs. Eddy instituted The Mother Church and established The Christian Science Board of Directors. In that deed she spoke for herself and for "her heirs, executors, and administrators" (Manual, p. 134), she spoke of the original Directors and "their legitimate successors in office forever" (Manual, pp. 128–129), and she spoke of the Board as to be "a perpetual body or corporation" (Manual, p. 130). Thus, she alluded to the possibility of her passing on and expressed the intention that the administrative body of The Mother Church should continue to function perpetually.
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Mrs. Eddy's Expressed Intention
JUDGE CLIFFORD P. SMITH
Knowing versus Wishing
MILDRED L. HANNAFORD
Problems and Opportunities
KATHARINE MAY JONES
FRANCIS ROWLAND BALL
RUTH POWELL WENBAN
In common with other Christian Scientists I greatly appreciate...
Arthur P. De Camp, Committee on Publication for the State of Missouri,
There appeared in the Gleaner of recent date some extracts...
Miss Jean A. Danskin, Committee on Publication for the Province of New Brunswick, Canada,
Your recent issue contained an incorrect statement concerning...
Carrington Hening, Committee on Publication for the State of New Jersey,
In a syndicated article appearing in your recent issue...
Israel Pickens, Committee on Publication for the State of Alabama,
In a recent issue of your paper you refer to a lecture on...
Mrs. Mary Blanch Jones, Committee on Publication for Gloucestershire, England,
Guardian in Israel
JENNIE DE WEESE
- Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication for the Year Ended September 30, 1926
Charitable Institutions Fund
The Christian Science Board of Directors
The Law of Progress
Albert F. Gilmore
Turning to God
Ella W. Hoag
Christian Science has done and is doing so much for me...
At one time I suffered from a flow of blood for about...
Lillie B. Hoffman with contributions from Herbert E. Hoffman
About the time I became interested in Christian Science...
Elizabeth Pearson Baillie
By reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...
Tolbert V. Chadwick
MATTIE A. CROOKER
Signs of the Times
with contributions from F. W. Norwood, Coolidge, Canon Cody, Benjamin Goodfield