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Church Challenges Today

From the September 1975 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Mrs. Eddy bravely and successfully faced great difficulties in her work as Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

Fearlessly confronting in her day the religious belief in the reality and power of evil, she wrote: "Theologians make the mortal mistake of believing that God, having made all, made evil; but the Scriptures declare that all that He made was good. Then, was evil part and parcel of His creation?" Miscellaneous Writings, p. 362;

She met the challenges of her time. That she expected her followers to do the same in their time is evident in the recollection of one of her students who writes: "I remember her statement, 'There are no short cuts in Christian Science,' and she said, as I recall, 'I have taken you up into the mount; I have showed you the promised land'—and then she added with finality, but also with infinite tenderness—'but you will have to walk every step of the way to get there.'"We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Second Series (Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1950), p. 16;

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