Nowhere in Mrs. Eddy's writings is there to be found a...

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Nowhere in Mrs. Eddy's writings is there to be found a single line that indicates that she claimed to be Christ, or a substitute for Christ. The exact opposite is the truth. For example, in replying to a question asking if she were the second Christ, Mrs. Eddy said, "Even the question shocks me" (Pulpit and Press, p. 74). In this reply she also said, "There was, is, and never can be but one God, one Christ, one Jesus of Nazareth;" and in her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 (p. 34) she enjoined on its members, "Follow your Leader only so far as she follows Christ."

Christian Scientists not only look to the Christ of the Scriptures for salvation, but agree with Paul's statement that Christ is not only the "head of the church," but the "saviour of the body" as well. Christian Scientists believe, moreover, that Christ alone is "the way, the truth, and the life;" that Christ Jesus demonstrated this "way" of salvation for all mankind, and that "neither is there salvation in any other."

Christian Science is no mere human philosophy. It is the restoration of primitive Christianity; and it demonstrates that the Christ is indeed to be trusted "as sufficient to meet every exigency that may arise" in human experience, physical disease and distress included, confirming the promise in Malachi that unto those that understand God's Word "shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings."

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