Mary Baker Eddy approved the designation of herself as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. For it was definitely clear to Mrs. Eddy that her work as Discoverer, evidenced in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and her work as Founder, expressed in the Manual of The Mother Church, was both God-inspired and God-directed. This being true, it was not surprising that various subtle and blatant Satanic suggestions should be voiced against both the Discoverer and her spiritual discovery and also against her work as Founder.

Mrs. Eddy did not hesitate to appeal to the Federal Court to protect her copyright of Science and Health from infringement, and judgment was rendered in her favor. Likewise, The Christian Science Board of Directors rightly and successfully defended legally Mrs. Eddy's work as Founder when the validity of the Manual of The Mother Church was attacked. And thus it is that loyal, consecrated Christian Scientists appreciate, accept, and abide by both Science and Health and Manual as they endeavor to support their beloved Leader's demonstration of organized church activity for the salvation of mankind. They honor Mrs. Eddy as both Discoverer and Founder, not because of legal interpretation, however, but because of their inviolable understanding that God made her such in fulfillment of Scriptural prophecy.

Among the inspired and inspiring words of counsel, instruction, and admonition found in the Manual is "A Rule for Motives and Acts" (Art. VIII, Sect. 1), which is of such deep importance that Mrs. Eddy indicated it should be read on the first Sunday of each month in The Mother Church and in all of its branches throughout the world. In addition to this, many students of the Science of Christianity read and ponder this Rule frequently in connection with their endeavor to obey its divine guidance.

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January 7, 1950

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