A student of Christianity

What does it mean to be a student of Christianity? When I was 15, I started to find an answer to that question. My family had always gone to the Methodist church down the street, but although I attended Sunday School regularly, I never really thought of myself as a student of Christianity. Then one day my mother, who had become interested in Christian Science through her uncle, brought home a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and invited me to read it along with the Bible.

I remember reading about “the divine Science which ushered Jesus into human presence” (Science and Health, p. 325). Mrs. Eddy insists that Jesus’ teachings can be learned and practiced today. At the time I was studying biology and chemistry in high school. In labs we were required to prove the ideas in the textbooks, so it was easy for me to see that Mrs. Eddy actually believed we could prove the Science of Christianity. She and many early Christians knew we were to follow the example of Jesus’ healing work.

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