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[As published in the Christian Science Sentinel, August 29, 1942]

CLASS INSTRUCTION

From the October 1942 issue of The Christian Science Journal


At this hour of great world need for the things of Spirit, it is important that students of Christian Science should avail themselves of every opportunity for spiritual advancement provided by our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. One entire chapter of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," is entitled, "Teaching Christian Science," and Articles XXVI and XXVII of the Manual of The Mother Church pertain to this subject. When the question was asked, "Does Mrs. Eddy approve of class teaching?" she replied through her secretary:

"Yes! She most assuredly does, when the teaching is done by those who are duly qualified, who have received certificates from the Massachusetts Metaphysical College or the Board of Education, and who have the necessary moral and spiritual qualifications to perform this important work. Class teaching will not be abolished until it has accomplished that for which it was established; viz., the elucidation of the Principle and rule of Christian Science through the higher meaning of the Scriptures. Students who are ready for this step should beware the net that is craftily laid and cunningly concealed to prevent their advancement in this direction" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, pp. 240, 241).

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