As Christian Scientists enter the second century of scientific Christianity, they need to consider what their Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, foresaw for the great movement she founded. In The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany she speaks of her first visit to The Mother Church after its completion, and she says: "The dear members wanted to greet me with escort and the ringing of bells, but I declined and went alone in my carriage to the church, entered it, and knelt in thanks upon the steps of its altar.
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