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Primary class instruction: A foundation for spiritual progress and healing

From the November 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This interview was originally recorded as a podcast on June 20, 2018 and was adapted for the November 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

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At the heart of Christian Science practice is healing, and to be an effective healer takes a constant commitment to spiritual growth, including gaining a better understanding of God and of man’s relation to God. There are many ways to do this: through individual study of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s primary text, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures; by attending Christian Science church services on Sundays and Wednesdays, or Sunday School (for those up to the age of 20); and by reading weekly and monthly Christian Science magazines. But what about a spiritual learning experience in a classroom setting, with lessons taught by a teacher of Christian Science who has a proven record of healing as a public practitioner? What if you set aside about two weeks of your life to focus on nothing but gaining a better grasp of how to heal? 

If you are actively studying Christian Science and this sounds compelling to you, then you are feeling drawn to Christian Science Primary class instruction—taught by a teacher who is authorized by the Christian Science Board of Education. These classes don’t introduce ideas that you can’t encounter in your own sincere study of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, but they give you an opportunity to go deeper in your understanding as the class focuses on the chapter “Recapitulation” in Science and Health, which was formed out of Mrs. Eddy’s own class book. The goal of class instruction is to become more practical in following Christ Jesus, through gaining a better grasp of how to practice the divine Science of Christ. It is the kind of teaching that has a healing impact on our own lives and enables us to have a healing impact on the lives of others and the world.

In this special podcast of The Christian Science Journal, four experienced Christian Scientists talk about the impact this unique form of education has had on their lives.

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