Should a student of Christian Science ever be tempted to believe that he has progressed to the point where he can carry on his work as a follower of Christ Jesus by what he may regard as mentally dwelling in the absolute without specifically dealing with error, he should then pray for humility, and make a thorough study of our textbooks, the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy.
The student of the prophetic writings of the Old Testament cannot fail to be impressed by a significant phrase which is repeated over and over again by the great spiritual leaders of that period, whom we know as prophets—"Thus saith the Lord;" while, in addition, we read that "The word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah".
Down the ages, the testimony of material sense has maintained that in the passing of loved ones from our sight we have lost something we held very precious—love and understanding; it argues that we are separated from a companionship or friendship no longer possible.
Pearl E. West
with contributions from Frederick W. West
With deepest gratitude to God and to our dear Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, who has given to humanity the scientific method of healing physical diseases, I offer this testimony with the sincere desire that it may bring a gleam of hope to those battling with despair.
The printed Tenets of The Mother Church are in general use by branch churches and societies, either as a basis for their application forms for admission to membership or for binding into their by-law booklets.
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