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From the September 1926 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The first tenet of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, as found on page 15 in the Church Manual by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of the world-wide movement of Christian Science, reads, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life. " The result of the foregoing admonition of our Leader, to be found also on page 497 of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," is that students of Christian Science, as they gain in the understanding of this teaching, turn away more and more from material remedies or material assistance in case of need, whether it be physical, moral, financial or spiritual, and, instead, look to the contents of the Bible and its immeasurable treasures for comfort and deliverance.