First steps

We are pleased to reprint this selection from the August 17, 1899, issue of the Sentinel. Subscribers to can also find this online under the title “Questions and Answers.”

What are the first steps to be taken in acquiring an understanding of Christian Science?
—A Beginner

One who desires to understand Christian Science needs in the first place a copy of its textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker G. Eddy. This book should be faithfully studied in connection with the Bible. As fast as the ideas of Truth are discerned they must be put into practice. Here is where the real work of the student of Christian Science begins. From an intellectual standpoint the study of Science and Health and the Bible may be a very pleasant pastime, but a right conception of Christian Science cannot be gained in this way for it cannot be mastered by the human intellect.

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