Interpreting Christian Science

Mary Baker Eddy , the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, in "Rudimental Divine Science" (p. 1) defines Christian Science thus: "As the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony."

When we study Christian Science, we are studying the law of God. This means also that we are studying all that is universal, supreme, and eternal, which cannot fade away, but radiates and glows into noontide splendor. Note also that Christian Science is the law of good. This means that when we study Christian Science we are studying good, good alone, not evil combined with good. The Psalmist was contemplating the law of good, the law of God, when he declared (Ps. 19:14). "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." Holding thought steadfastly to the law of God, we are safe from the aggressive suggestions of evil.

For this law to become effective in individual experience, it must be capable of interpreting Truth within the mental grasp of everyone who is prepared to receive it. Hence the profound significance of the word "interpreting" in our Leader's definition. Christian Science interprets divine Principle, that is, it brings Truth within the grasp of all sincere seekers who are striving for an understanding of reality.

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The Blessing
January 18, 1947

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