The author of Hebrews wrote that Christ Jesus was made after the order of Melchisedec, who was "without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God" (Hebr. 7:3). This Son so beautifully typified by Christ Jesus is defined on page 594 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy as, "The Son of God, the Messiah or Christ." In order to progress in Christian Science, a knowledge and understanding of divine sonship is not only desirable but necessary.

The belief that man is the child of the flesh has tormented mankind through the centuries, in spite of the indications given by some of the Old Testament prophets, by Christ Jesus, and by his followers that man is spiritual.

A student of Christian Science had often stumbled, and at times her demonstrations were delayed because of an ignorance of the spiritual nature of sonship. Before she became interested in this religion, she as a young mother had suffered severely from nausea prior to the birth of each of her three children. Years later when a loved daughter seemed to be going through this same experience, the mother received a telephone call from her in a distant city. With heartbreaking sobs the daughter said she could not go on any longer without relief. With all the calm she could muster, the mother spoke words of love and encouragement and promised to help her daughter immediately.

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December 22, 1956

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