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Reaching the non-Christian with the Christ Science

From the December 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal

All individuals and countries will come to know Christ as God's power with them. This fact gives us the courage and spiritual credibility to share with and heal non-Christians through Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes: "Christ. The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error." Science and Health, p. 583.

Historically, Mrs. Eddy found her first students among the people of the United States and then from other countries with a Christian tradition. Her vision of the reach of the promised Comforter, however, was worldwide. She writes, "From the interior of Africa to the utmost parts of the earth, the sick and the heavenly homesick or hungry hearts are calling on me for help, and I am helping them." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 147.

Following our Leader's fruitful service to God and humanity awakens us to her explicit leaning on the example of our Master, Christ Jesus. He healed Samaritan, Roman, Canaanite, as well as his Jewish countrymen; yet he lived in an era when those countrymen shunned foreigners and referred to them disparagingly. He saw God's qualities glorified in the real, spiritual man. Because of Jesus' demonstration of man's sonship with God, we need not be inhibited in our vision of the scope of Christ-healing and its purpose, to "teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." Matt. 28:19.

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