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Your Questions & Answers

Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers with responses from Journal readers. You’ll find information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.

If matter does not exist, why are we here in the first place?

From the April 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

If matter does not exist, as Mary Baker Eddy says, why are we here in the first place and why did our Master Jesus Christ come to this (unreal) world to help us conquer its unreality? —A reader in Massachusetts, US A1 : The beauty of Christian Science is that it’s not an abstract philosophy but a practical, demonstrable explanation of Christ Jesus’ teachings. Jesus’ mission was to reveal the spiritual nature of man, woman, and the universe in ways people could understand.