If Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, had not proved and tested her discovery, she would have had no evidence upon which to base her assertion that Christian Science is the reinstatement of the primitive healing of Christ Jesus and that all spiritual healing is based on an invariably scientific law. She saw that without demonstrable proof in healing, one had no evidence that this Science is really understood. Therefore throughout her works Mrs. Eddy urges the student to prove his understanding by his healing works.

Hundreds of thousands bear witness to the fact that as the light and vision of the Christ dawns upon their thought, they find themselves saying: "This is the truth—the absolute truth of God and man. This is the truth for which I have long been searching." In her book "Retrospection and Introspection" Mrs. Eddy beautifully describes her own joyful acceptance of the truth of being. She says (p. 23): "The character of the Christ was illuminated by the midnight torches of Spirit. My heart knew its Redeemer. He whom my affections had diligently sought was as the One 'altogether lovely,' as 'the chiefest,' the only, 'among ten thousand.' Soulless famine had fled. Agnosticism, pantheism, and theosophy were void. Being was beautiful, its substance, cause, and currents were God and His idea. I had touched the hem of Christian Science."

When the glory and meaning of the absolute truth of being, the infinite incorporeal Christ, appeared in full revelation to our beloved Leader, there came also the realization that clearly here was the fulfillment of the Master's promise (John 14: 16–26), "I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.... The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."

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August 23, 1952

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