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Church Alive

CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.
– Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

The 'progress' of Church: an expanded view

From the November 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Recently, I asked myself how well I thought the current Christian Science Church, whether The Mother Church in Boston or its branch churches, is fulfilling its purpose. Mary Baker Eddy described the purpose of Church as nothing less than “ … healing and saving the world from sin and death; thus to reflect in some degree the Church Universal and Triumphant” ( Church Manual , p.