The Mission of Christian Science

One of the most comforting truths about Christian Science, or the Science of Christianity, is that it comes to all mankind in the spirit of the Christ, and is no respecter of persons. It does not and cannot, by reason of its nature, make distinctions between individuals and be designed to bless some but not others, to reward some and punish others, or heal some but leave others in a state of sickness or sin. Christian Science reveals Truth, and its mission is strictly the mission of the Christ. Writing on this point in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy—referring to the spiritual idea which corrects and destroys the human thoughts which produce sin and sickness—says (p. 233), "To reveal this truth was our Master's mission to all mankind, including the hearts which rejected him."

For whom would the revelation of Truth be intended? For whom would divine Principle operate? Why, for everyone who will learn of it, accept it, abide by it, and sincerely live it. For whom, by way of illustration, is the science of arithmetic intended? Surely for everyone who desires to learn it and use it. But it must, of course, be learned correctly and be used accurately, in order that right results may be obtained. Just so is it with the Science of Christianity and its healing power. Impatience and disappointment may come, perhaps, through forgetting the nature of God, forgetting that God is Principle, without moods, likes and dislikes, personal judgments or feelings, and that "God is not influenced by man" (ibid., p. 7).

Throughout her writings, Mrs. Eddy makes it clear that Principle is to be understood and demonstrated, and that Principle is Love—divine, impartial, universal Love. Love has no favorites, and draws no lines of discrimination between persons. The divine Principle, Love, is available and intended for all to understand and demonstrate. And in the measure of our expression of divine Love is the healing power of God manifested in our experience.

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"Love one another"
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