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.

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