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THE USEFULNESS OF ORGANIZATION

From the June 1948 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The objective of those who agree to form what is called an organization is to advance a common purpose by collective action.

The Christian Science church is such an organization. The objective of our great Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in first forming it is thus stated by her: "At a meeting of the Christian Scientist Association, on April 12, 1879, it was voted to organize a church to commemorate the words and works of our Master, a Mind-healing church, without a creed, to be called the Church of Christ, Scientist, the first such church ever organized" (Retrospection and Introspection, pp. 43,44).

The verb "commemorate," which she here uses to define the organization's purpose, means "to call to remembrance." Christ Jesus used the phrase meaning "to bring to remembrance" in his prophecy of the coming of Christian Science. Said he, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26).

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