The government of The Mother Church

Part Two

Editors' note: Mr. Peterson, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, is a former President and also a former General Counsel of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. The following is the second part of a two-part article that began last week. In the first part, the founding of the Church and the establishment of its from of government were discussed. Part two looks further at the method of government and how it is administered and enforced.

When Mary Baker Eddy reorganized the Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1892, she at first felt it wise to have a very limited power of voting in some of the members. Soon, however, she abolished even this, so that her Church was not subject to the human mind through its opinions, votes, and politics.

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