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OUR IMPERSONAL PASTOR
Through divine guidance Mary Baker Eddy was led to ordain an impersonal pastor to minister to the needs of the members of her Church. "Humbly, and, as I believe, divinely directed," she said (Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 313, 314), "I hereby ordain the Bible, and 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,' to be hereafter the only pastor of The Church of Christ, Scientist, throughout our land and in other lands."
The pastor of a church is one who acts as a shepherd to the congregation. The word has tender implications. A genuine pastor is trusted and loved, for he is wise, impartial, and selfless, desiring only the welfare of his flock. He gives comfort and advice in times of trouble. He instructs them how to live, how to act according to the laws of God, and how to attain the spiritual consciousness of eternal Life and Love.
That the personal element is withdrawn from the Christian Science pastor detracts not one iota from its efficacy. Rather does its nature enhance its value, for our pastor can accompany us to the ends of the earth and be instantly available to impart the loving help required under any circumstance.
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MAN'S CONTINUING USEFULNESS
ARTHUR W. WERNER
LOUISE EVANS HANSCHKE
OUR IMPERSONAL PASTOR
Robert Oliver Shipman
Often we hear of healings...
KATHRYN E. DAVIS
HERBERT M. ROSE
JANE KIRK HUNTLEY
THE NEEDLE'S EYE
Margery Todahl Blokhine
The Christian Science Board of Directors
DEMONSTRATING THE UNREALITY OF EVIL
GOD'S CALL AND OUR ANSWER
John J. Selover
With the hope of encouraging...
H. Gerald Bird with contributions from Marion B. Bird
Words are inadequate to express...
Betty Weatherwax Beaudreau
My testimony was printed in the...
Christian Science came to my...
Nearly forty years ago I turned...
Henry Calvert Knight
I feel that the time has come for...
Jean V. Smith
To have been reared in Christian Science...
Sally Cole Gorman with contributions from Helen R. Cole
Our family has had many wonderful...
Signs of the Times
Canon A. H. Walker