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Watchfulness is needed today, perhaps more than ever before, in respect to accepting as genuine objects said to have been associated with Mrs. Eddy, letters purporting to have been written by her, and statements she is said to have made. Proof of genuineness should be required by prospective purchasers. Her greatness as a leader, this year brought prominently before the public, may have prompted some with unworthy motives to think this a good time to offer for sale manufactured letters purporting to have come from her pen. Several such fabricated letters have been offered for purchase to The Mother Church by as many would-be sellers. As to content and appearance these letters have failed to qualify for the classification "genuine."
Now new enterprises designed to intrigue the interest of Christian Scientists and the general public have been announced and are being pushed forward in Mrs. Eddy's name. But regarding such erroneous attempts to receive and record messages from her after she passed from our sight, she forewarned a member of her household at Pleasant View as follows: "If I should pass away, the first thing the mediums would do would be to claim a message from me. ... If they do I want you to contradict it at once, for such a thing would be unscientific and hence utterly impossible. Moreover, if you should accept any such message it would throw you out of the line of scientific truth and darken your sense of it." This statement is recorded in the Historical Files of The Mother Church, and it coincides with her teachings in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," particularly in the chapter "Christian Science versus Spiritualism."
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Unity of Men and Nations
MARQUIS OF LOTHIAN
Writing for Our Periodicals
MARION SUSAN CAMPBELL
God's Bountiful Supply
GEORGE C. EWING
"My path in life is free"
MILDRED G. PORTER
Effective Prayer that Leads to Demonstration
HERBERT E. RIEKE
HAZEL HARPER HARRIS BRANDNER
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Dorothy Oakley Hagedorn
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H. Clay Parker, Committee on Publication for the State of Arizona,
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Miss Alice E. Rose, Committee on Publication for Sussex, England,
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W. Archibald Wallace, Committee on Publication for the State of West Virginia,
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Cyril G. Davies, Committee on Publication for the Transvaal, South Africa,
The notion that Christian Science is but a system of...
Extracts from an Address given by Alfred Johnson, Committee on Publication for Yorkshire, England, to the Brunswick Young Men's Fellowship,
ALMA B. WIGHTMAN
Silencing Evil Suggestions
Violet Ker Seymer
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The healing of my eldest son of stammering is one of the...
Allie M. Smith
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Diedrich Strohrmann with contributions from Adelheit Strohrmann
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Lillian T. Backus
I was led to investigate the healing power of Christian Science...
Myrtle E. Holmes with contributions from Fred L. Holmes
Christian Science came to me, just as it has to many...
Johan A. E. Rikkert
In gratitude for the understanding of God that is gained...
Gladys M. Kilmer with contributions from Dorothy E. Kilmer
The Love of God
ALICE T. VON ZIMMERMANN
Signs of the Times
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