Item of Interest

Church Membership

The term "church membership" denotes some of the tenderest ties of human experience. The true church has touched countless lives with a light that is healing and spiritual. This is not strange when one considers Mrs. Eddy's definition of "Church" on page 583 of Science and Health as, in part, "The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle."

Naturally the aim of the young person who has studied and believes in Christian Science is to join the church. And of course his elders have a like desire. Such a desire is not difficult of fulfillment. Every Christian Science church welcomes, or should welcome, all earnest, sincere believers in Mrs. Eddy's teachings. In a letter to officers of The Mother Church late in 1892 Mrs. Eddy wrote, "Receive those who are not my students and apply for church membership, on the ground that they love Christian Science and read understandingly my books and the Bible" (Historical Files of The Mother Church).

March 7, 1936

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