Mary Baker Eddy is not only the Discoverer, but also the Founder of Christian Science. She is the revelator of the Christ to this age. She established the Christian Science movement on an unassailable basis. In doing so it was necessary for her to subdue many phases of error on the part of her students, such, for instance, as jealousy, domination, pride impurity, and personal sense in its many aspects. Had she attempted to meet and overcome these errors by means of the human will, she would have failed. Mrs. Eddy turned to God in every circumstance and found in Him the answer to her problems.

God gave her both the strength and the wisdom to establish the Science of Christ, which she was called by God to proclaim. As the Founder of Christian Science she established all the activities of The Mother Church, including The Christian Science Publishing Society, the Board of Education, the Board of Lectureship, the committee on Publication, and the Bible Lesson committee. Each of these activities exercises a vital function in the Church of Christ, Scientist, and to safeguard them all she gave us the Manual of The Mother Church, and authorized The Christian Science Board of Directors to exercise a watchful care and supervision.

Mrs. Eddy writes in the Preface to "Science and Health with Key tothe Scriptures" (p. xi), "When God called the author to proclaim His Gospel to this age, there came also the charge to plant and water His vineyard." Our gratitude goes out to Mrs. Eddy not only as the Discoverer of Christian Science, but as its Founder also. We may well be grateful for the firm foundation on which our organization rests, for the safeguards our Leader has provided, and for the hand that guides us by means of the Manual. The Church of Christ, Scientist, can never be regarded as static. It is a God—derived movement, and therefore must be in constant action in accord with the divine and directing Mind which governs it.

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