The Science Jesus Practiced

"Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe," Science and Health, p. 313; writes Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. To use the adjective "scientific" to describe Jesus is unusual, if not unique. The Church of Christ, Scientist, founded by Mrs. Eddy, is based on a recognition of his life and works as masterful demonstrations of the Science that can be learned and practiced by everyone.

Today, in the more developed countries, children are introduced to scientific thinking and methodology early in their education. And in many developing nations efforts to catch up with the scientific and technological sophistication of the twentieth century have top priority. In the scramble to achieve and maintain physical security and affluence, numerous avenues are being explored—from new methods of food production to efforts at population control and the development of unthinkable weaponry.

If Christ Jesus was the exponent of a higher science, why wouldn't the study and emulation of his life and works be of as great benefit to mankind today in meeting its challenges as they were to his immediate disciples? Why hasn't more of humanity turned to the basic concepts and methods of the Teacher who declared, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly"? John 10:10; Christian Science emphasizes the applicability of Jesus' teachings not only to the apostolic age but to the present age and all ages to come.

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From Changed Concepts, Better Bodies
October 5, 1974

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