From the Directors

The inquiries received by The Christian Science Board of Directors and by our Bureau of History and Records disclose that there are in circulation a surprising number of apocryphal sayings and writings mistakenly attributed to Mary Baker Eddy. Oftener than otherwise—much oftener—the subjects of inquiry are entirely spurious. Other inquiries present different combinations of genuine and spurious elements. Inquiries concerning sayings or writings which are entirely authentic and for which there is adequate proof are comparatively rare.

Another surprising fact is the frequence of inquiries which present collections of declarations and denials apparently intended for use as formulas, without due regard for Article VIII, Section 9, of the Manual of The Mother Church. Once, when such a compilation was submitted to our Leader, she not only disclaimed responsibility for it, but added this emphatic comment: "The enemy of Christian Science or a self-deceived student must have compiled it."

The Lectures
December 11, 1937

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