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From the June 1956 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the latter part of the nineteenth century Christian Science was discovered by Mary Baker Eddy. During the first half of the twentieth century leading material scientists were breaking out of age-old concepts concerning matter and the so-called material universe; human thought was yielding to the eternal impetus of Truth. Mrs. Eddy's inspired discovery was pure Science, for in it were the tests of true wisdom, simplicity, and provability— the Science of the Christ, which the greatest Scientist who ever lived practiced in Galilee nearly two thousand years ago.

In the Gospel of St. John it is stated that if all the things Christ Jesus did were written, the whole world could not contain the books that would record them. What wealth of wisdom fell on dull ears and how long it has taken for the path of scholarly research to lead back to the Master's words! But now the world has arrived at that stage of spiritual progress where it can know and prove pure Science, the true idea of God, man, and the universe. From what vast horizons of spiritual vision must have arisen Jesus' utterance to his disciples (John 16:12, 13): "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth." Here is the prophecy that the fullness of wisdom must be the Science of Spirit, not of matter.

It is only as men sit at the feet of the master Metaphysician that they can learn true Science and support their understanding with evidence. Jesus brought to earth the knowledge that the universe is created spiritually, knowledge that existed before the beginning of time and that opened a vista of existence beyond the physical horizon. He did not explore the so-called realm of matter in the earth or in the heavens in order to explain the laws of creation, but spoke and worked from the knowledge which he had with God before the world was. He fathomed the work of God through the wisdom of God.

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