In Appreciation of Christianity

Christianity is more than a name; it is a resistless force that nothing can stay. It is the power of Christ come to earth It has been and is the most enlightening influence the world has ever known. Through it love, peace, justice, integrity, and many other elements of Christ, the divine ideal, have been brought into individual and collective experience. In countries largely Christian we recognize this influence in legislative action, courts of justice, economic systems, welfare organizations.

Christian Science clarifies the meaning of Christianity and restores the healing power that belongs to it, power that marked its beginning centuries. Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Christ's Christianity is the chain of scientific being reappearing in all ages, maintaining its obvious correspondence with the Scriptures and uniting all periods in the design of God." Science and Health, p. 271

Christianity is Truth, and so it is necessarily characterized by law. It is practiced through obedience to God's law, and whatever people do in disobedience to His law is reprehensible because it is outside the sphere of Truth, outside reality. God's law is the energy of Love, and every lawful. Christian act hinges on the expression of Love. The moral law given by Moses in the Ten Commandments hinged upon the impelling force of Love; it manifested the highest sense of divine law mankind could grasp at that period of their development.

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Constant Renewal
March 9, 1968

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