Mary Baker Eddy in her various writings repeatedly...

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Mary Baker Eddy in her various writings repeatedly declares that the Bible was her sole guide in leading to her discovery of the unchanging law of God, which, when spiritually understood and applied in accordance with the teachings of Christ Jesus, heals disease and reforms the sinner today as in his time. She writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 107): "In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing."

For the information of the readers of the News kindly allow me to quote from Dr. Lyman P. Powell, former president of Hobart College, and now rector of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, New York City, who compiled a comprehensive biography entitled "Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait." Dr. Powell, in grateful acknowledgment for the privilege extended to him by The Christian Science Board of Directors in placing at his disposal a vast amount of material, including several thousand original letters written by Mrs. Eddy, and other data, to aid him in his work, wrote as follows: "Looking back with reverent appreciation of this rare privilege of studying the life of a notable religious leader, as reflected in this mass of unusual detail over which he has pored both day and night, the author vividly realizes how necessary such sources are in any writing on this theme. In fact, to attempt to do a biography of Mary Baker Eddy without steeping the mind in this material would seem as futile as to attempt a biography of George Washington, without recourse to the Library of Congress and the fourteen volumes of letters edited by Ford and containing the recollections of Washington's friends."

A perusal of this authorized biography "Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait" by any unprejudiced inquirer as to the character and life-mission of Mrs. Eddy should prove to be instructive and therefore profitable.

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