Christ Jesus put on record the healing power of God, divine Truth, for the world’s benefit. He did this by teaching and demonstrating the power of Truth, freeing humanity from limitations, discords, and diseases. In explanation he said, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth” (John 18:37).
He left this promise for all who would learn from his teachings and follow his example: “If you live by what I say, you are truly my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31, 32, God’s Word translation). This is how the healing power of Truth continues to be put on record today through the practice of Christian Science.
The spiritual reformation and healing that individuals have experienced when guided by the inspired Word of the Bible, especially the teachings of Christ Jesus, have been recorded in this monthly magazine since Mary Baker Eddy founded it in 1883. Explaining its mission, she wrote, “I have given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was The Christian Science Journal, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; . . .” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353). Every Christian Scientist should contribute to its pages, she said in her writings. In fact, she spoke of this as their moral duty to do so—putting on record for succeeding generations the presence and power of divine Truth, and its ability to meet the needs of the hungering heart today.