"MAKE HIM THY FIRST ACQUAINTANCE"

"Brother, sister, beloved in the Lord, knowest thou thyself, and art thou acquainted with. God? If not, I pray thee as a Christian Scientist, delay not to make Him thy first acquaintance." In these words from "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 151) Mary Baker Eddy, the Leader of the Christian Science movement, sets forth the urgent entreaty that Christian Scientists make God their primary, immediate, and most preferred acquaintance.

Acquaintance with God does not mean a mere intellectual or theoretical concept of a Being with whom one is to become acquainted only in a vague hereafter. Acquaintance with a friend implies cognizance and appreciation of that friend right now. It requires recognition. So Christian Scientists make their acquaintance with God through study of the accurate definition of Him given in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

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