Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker

American Founder of Christian Science, a Protestant American system of religious thought and practice adopted by the Church of Christ

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A wicked mortal is not the idea of God. He is little else than the expression of error. To suppose that sin, lust, hatred, envy, hypocrisy, revenge, have life abiding in them, is a terrible mistake. Life and Life's idea, Truth and Truth's idea, never make men sick, sinful, or mortal.

If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident.

Truth has no beginning.

Belief is changeable, but spiritual understanding is changeless.

If there had never existed such a person as the Galilean Prophet, it would make no difference to me.

When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.

Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.

It is contrary to Christian Science to suppose that life is either material or organically spiritual.

Women must think strategically about creating ongoing pressure for change.

Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical.

It is plain that God does not employ drugs or hygiene, nor provide them for human use; else Jesus would have recommended and employed them in his healing. The sick are more deplorably lost than the sinning, if the sick cannot rely on God for help and the sinning can.... The universal belief in physics weighs against the high and mighty truths of Christian metaphysics. This erroneous general belief, which sustains medicine and produces all medical results, works against Christian Science.... If we would heal by the Spirit, we must not hide the talent of spiritual healing under the napkin of its form.... The tender word and Christian encouragement of an invalid, pitiful patience with his fears and the removal of them, are better than hecatombs of gushing theories, stereotyped borrowed speeches, and the doling of arguments, which are but so many parodies on legitimate Christian Science, aflame with divine Love.

Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.

Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil.

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.

Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours.

Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man,is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.

Prayer is not to be used as a confessional, to cancel sin. Such an error would impede true religion. Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ Truth and Light.

Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defense.

Reject hatred without hating.

Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer.

Sin brought death, and death will disappear with the disappearance of sin.

Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation.

Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.

For those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.

Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us.

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American Founder of Christian Science, a Protestant American system of religious thought and practice adopted by the Church of Christ