Church Building

The rapid growth of the Christian Science movement has brought us to an era of church building, and every earnest student is striving to learn something of the true method of carrying forward this great work.

The real Church is a spiritual idea; and this idea must be established in consciousness before church members are ready to build a church edifice. Humanly speaking, each branch church is aggregation of the mentalities of its members; hence, true construction must begin in the individual consciousness and continue to unfold there until, collectively, members are ready to express this activity in church building.

In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p.583), Mrs. Eddy defines "Church," in part, as "the structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle." By its spiritual nature Church is perfect and complete; and this true idea of Church will dispel any and every claim of error that would attach itself to our churches—every phase of inharmony produced by the belief of many minds with their limited sense of good. In the infinite range of divine Mind there is no limitation. Limited love, limited supply, limited ability, are alike unknown to God; and that which has no place in divine Mind has no part in spiritual man.

Spiritual Rest
December 14, 1929

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