A Logical Religion

"The time for thinkers has come." These words, appearing on the first page of the Preface to "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, both challenge and attract the logically-minded individual who turns to the study of the textbook of Christian Science.

His interest in the subject has, perhaps, been inspired by an instance of physical healing, which in a majority of cases provides the initial impulse for an investigation of this Science. Either his own healing or that of another may have convinced him that there must be something in Christian Science and aroused in him a sincere desire to understand its power and operation. His interest increases as he reads Mrs. Eddy's words on page 109 of the textbook, "I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, and that cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration."

One who had begun to study Christian Science from this standpoint found endless delight in the unfoldment of its logic. He had been healed in one treatment of the liquor habit, to which he had been addicted for the greater part of his life, and from which neither materia medica nor human will had been able to release him. This, to him, was conclusive proof of the existence of a beneficent power which might, if sufficiently understood, bring unlimited good into his experience, and it seemed logical that he should apply himself diligently to the attainment of this "pearl of great price."

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God-derived Power
July 31, 1943

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