Christian Science Is Not Esoteric

The impartial and universally available nature of Truth was proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah when he cried, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." This thought was echoed by the Master in his compassionate appeal to the weary and burdened of all ages, "Come unto me [the Christ], all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I [Christ, Truth] will give you rest." And the same thought of the all-embracing nature of Truth is re-echoed by Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 98): "Beyond the frail premises of human beliefs, above the loosening grasp of creeds, the demonstration of Christian Mind-healing stands a revealed and practical Science. It is imperious throughout all ages as Christ's revelation of Truth, of Life, and of Love, which remains inviolate for every man to understand and to practise."

A dictionary definition of "esoteric" is "taught to, or understood by, only a select circle." It is obvious from the foregoing quotations that the truth as taught and practiced by Christ Jesus, and as explained in Christian Science, is not esoteric. There is nothing about the teachings of Christian Science that cannot be understood by anyone who will, with open mind and a sincere desire to learn, read and study the Bible in the light of Mrs. Eddy's writings, particularly the Christian Science textbook.

April 2, 1938

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