Message to the First Church of Christ, Scientist: Or Mother Church, Boston, June 15, 1902

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J. Armstrong, 1902 - Christian Science - 35 pages
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Page 24 - Who's made improvements more than I ? These thoughts inspire my youthful mind To be the greatest of mankind ; Great, not like Caesar, stained with blood; But only great, as I am good.
Page 21 - God is come and is present now and forever. The Christian who believes in the First Commandment is a monotheist. Thus he virtually unites with the Jew's belief in one God, and recognizes that Jesus Christ is not God, as Jesus Himself declared, but is the Son of God. This declaration of Jesus understood, conflicts not at all with another of His sayings: 'I and My Father are one' — that is, one in quality, not quantity.
Page 4 - To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; to wait on Divine Love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart, this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal.
Page 27 - Six weeks I waited on God to suggest a name for the book I had been writing. Its title, Science and Health, came to me in the silence of night, when the steadfast stars watched over the world, — when slumber had fled, — and I rose and recorded the hallowed suggestion. The following day I showed it to my literary friends, who advised me to drop both the book and the title. To this, however, I gave no heed, feeling sure that God had led me to write that book, and had whispered that name to my waiting...
Page 25 - Her only appeal was to God, the great Physician, and her ability to reflect God's presence and power to heal the sick and reform the sinner. Her only and allsufficient defense was the law of Spirit. The following quotation from her Message to The Mother Church for 1902, page 89, confirms this: In the eighties, anonymous letters mailed to me contained threats to blow up the hall where I preached; yet I never lost my faith in God, and neither informed the police of these letters nor sought the protection...
Page 19 - Christian nor Science. If a postal service, a steam engine, a submarine ' cable, a wireless telegraph, each in turn has helped mankind, how much more is accomplished when the race is helped onward by a new-old message from God, even the knowledge of salvation from sin, disease, and death" ("Message from the Mother Church,
Page 3 - June, 1902, making total 24,278 members ; while our branch churches are multiplying everywhere and blossoming as the rose. Evil, though combined in formidable conspiracy, is made to glorify God. The Scripture declares, "The wrath of man shall praise Him, and the remainder thereof He will restrain.
Page 17 - Utilizing the capacities of the human mind uncovers new ideas, unfolds spiritual forces, the divine energies, and their power over matter, molecule, space, time, mortality ; and mortals cry out, — "Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
Page 22 - Here allow me to interpolate some matters of business that ordinarily find no place in my Message. It is a privilege to acquaint communicants with the financial transactions of this church, so far as I know them, and especially before making another united effort to purchase more land and enlarge our church edifice so as to seat the large number who annually favor us with their presence on Communion Sunday.
Page 7 - It does not follow that power must mature into oppression ; indeed, right is the only real potency ; and the only true ambition is, to serve God, and to help the race.

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