The greater works

Many have wondered what Christ Jesus meant when he said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12). It is quite possible that the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science envisioned her Church performing these greater works. Evidence of this can be found where Mary Baker Eddy wrote: “The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass., is designed to be built on the Rock, Christ; even the understanding and demonstration of divine Truth, Life, and Love, healing and saving the world from sin and death; thus to reflect in some degree the Church Universal and Triumphant” (Church Manual, p. 19).

Knowing her deep spiritual insight, we might take from this statement that Mrs. Eddy envisioned these “greater works” happening when people united together in fellowship, committed to following the Master’s teachings and giving their all to healing and saving the world.

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March 2, 2015

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