Transcriber's Note: The spelling
"diapson" occurs in our print copy
in the article from the _American Art Journal_.
PULPIT AND PRESS.
REVEREND MARY BAKER EDDY,
DISCOVERER AND FOUNDER OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TEXT-BOOK
HYMN--_Laying the Corner Stone_
_Feed My Sheep_
_Christ My Refuge_
CLIPPINGS FROM NEWSPAPERS
BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
AMERICAN ART JOURNAL
REPUBLIC, (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
NEW YORK TRIBUNE
KANSAS CITY JOURNAL
REPORTER, (LEBANON, IND.)
NEW YORK COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER
NEW YORK HERALD
PEOPLE AND PATRIOT
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE JOURNAL
contains scintillations from press and pulpit--utterances
which epitomize the story of the birth of Christian Science, in 1866,
and its progress during the ensuing thirty years. Three quarters of a
century hence, when the children of to-day are the elders of the
twentieth century, it will be interesting to have not only a record of
given their own thoughts in the latter half of the
nineteenth century, but also a registry of the rise of the mercury
the glass of the world's opinion.
It will then be instructive
to turn backward
advanced age, with its lenses of more spiritual
the gain of intellectual
momentum, on the early footsteps of Christian
Science as planted in the pathway
of this generation; to note the
given to Christianity; to con the facts surrounding
cradle of this grand verity--that the sick are healed and sinners saved,
not by matter, but by Mind; and to further scan the features of the vast
problem of eternal
life, as expressed in the absolute
power of Truth,
and the actual
bliss of man's existence
MARY BAKER EDDY.
The dear two thousand and six hundred Children,
_Of $4,460 were devoted
to the Mother's Room in The First Church of
Christ, Scientist, Boston_,
THIS UNIQUE BOOK IS TENDERLY DEDICATED BY
MARY BAKER EDDY.
BY REV. MARY BAKER EDDY,
of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Mass.,
Delivered Jan. 6, 1895.
TEXT--Psalms xxxvi, 8. "They shall be abundantly satisfied with the
fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy
A new year is a nursling, a babe of time, a prophecy
and promise clad in
white raiment, kissed--and encumbered with greetings--redolent with
grief and gratitude.
An old year is time's adult, and 1893 was a distinguished
notable for good and evil. Time past and time present, both, may pain
us, but time IMPROVED is eloquent
in God's praise. For due refreshment
garner the memory of 1894; for if wiser by reason of its large lessons,
and records deeply engraven, great is the value thereof.
Pass on returnless year!
The path behind thee is with glory crowned;
This spot whereon
thou troddest was holy ground;
to thy bier!
To-day being with you in spirit, what need that I should be present _in
propria persona_? Were I present, methinks
I should be much like the
Queen of Sheba, when she saw the house Solomon had erected. In the
expressive language of Holy Writ, "there was no more spirit in her;" and
she said: "Behold, the half was not told me; thy wisdom
exceedeth the fame which I heard." Both without and within, the spirit
of beauty dominates the Mother Church, from its mosaic flooring to the
of its starlit dome.
Nevertheless, there is a thought higher and deeper than the edifice.
Material light and shade are temporal, not eternal. Turning the
attention from sublunary views, however enchanting, think for a moment
with me of the house wherewith
"they shall be abundantly satisfied,"
"Even the house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens." With the
mind's eye glance at the direful scenes of the war between China and
Japan. Imagine yourselves in a poorly
barricaded fort, fiercely
by the enemy. Would you rush forth single-handed to combat
the foe? Nay,
would you not rather strengthen
by every means in your
power, and remain within the walls for its defense? Likewise should we
do as metaphysicians and Christian Scientists. The real house in which
"we live, move, and have our being" is Spirit, God, the eternal
Soul. The enemy we confront
fortress, and it behooves us to defend our heritage.
How can we do this christianly scientific
work? By intrenching ourselves
in the knowledge that our true temple
is no human fabrication, but the
superstructure of Truth, reared on the foundation
of Love, and pinnacled
in Life. Such being its nature, how can our godly temple
demolished, or even disturbed? Can eternity
end? Can Life die? Can
Truth be uncertain? Can Love be less than boundless? Referring to this
temple our Master said: "Destroy this temple
and in three days I will
raise it up." He also said: "The kingdom of God is already within you."
Know then that you possess sovereign
power to think and act
rightly,--and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage
trespass on Love. If you maintain
this position, who or what can cause
you to sin or suffer? Our surety is in our confidence that we are indeed
dwellers in Truth and Love, man's eternal
mansion. Such a heavenly
assurance ends all warfare, and bids tumult
cease, for the good fight we
have waged is over, and divine
Love gives us the true sense of victory.
"They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and
thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures." No longer are
we of the church militant, but of the church triumphant; and with Job of
old we exclaim: "Yet in my flesh shall I see God." The river of his
pleasures is a tributary
love, whose living waters have their
source in God, and flow into everlasting
Life. We drink of this river
when all human desires are quenched, satisfied with what is pleasing
Perchance some one of you may say, "The evidence of spiritual
me is so small that I am afraid. I feel so far from victory
flesh that to reach out for a present realization
of my hope savors of
temerity. Because of my own unfitness for such a spiritual
strength is naught, and my faith fails." O thou "weak and infirm of
purpose." Jesus said, "Be not afraid."
"What if the little rain should say,
'So small a drop as I
Can ne'er refresh
a drooping earth,
I'll tarry in the sky.'"
Is not a man metaphysically and mathematically number one, a unit, and
therefore whole number, governed and protected by his divine
God? You have simply to preserve
a scientific, positive
sense of unity
with your divine
Source and daily demonstrate
this. Then you will find
that one is as important a factor
as duodecillions in being and doing
right, and thus demonstrating deific Principle. A dewdrop reflects the
sun. Each of Christ's little ones reflects the infinite
therefore is the seer's declaration
true, that "one with God is a
A single drop of water may help to hide the stars, or crown the tree
Who lives in Good, lives also in God,--lives in all Life, through all
space. His is an individual kingdom, his diadem
a crown of crowns. His
existence is deathless, forever unfolding its eternal
patiently on illimitable Love, the lord and giver of Life. _Reflect this
Life_, and with it cometh the full power of Being. "They shall be
abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house."
In 1893 the World's Parliament of Religions, held in Chicago, used, in
all its public sessions, my form of prayer since 1866; and one of the
very clergymen who had publicly
proclaimed me "the prayerless Mrs.
Eddy," offered his audibleadoration
in the words I use, besides
listening to an address on Christian Science from my pen, read by Judge
S.J. Hanna, in that unique
When the light of one friendship after another passes from earth to
heaven, we kindle
in place thereof the glow of some deathless reality.
to goodness, holds in her secret chambers those
characters of holiest sort, bravest to endure, firmest to suffer,
soonest to renounce. Such was the founder
of the Concord School of
Philosophy--the late A. Bronson Alcott.
After the publication
of SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES,
mind, scholarly and serene, was the first to bedew my hope
with a drop of humanity. When the press and pulpit
cannonaded this book,
he introduced himself to its author by saying--"I have come to comfort
you." Then eloquently paraphrasing it and prophesying its prosperity,
his conversation with a beauty all its own reassured me. _That prophecy
This book, in 1895, is in its ninety-first edition
of one thousand
copies. It is in the public libraries of the principal
and Universities of America; also the same in Great Britain, France,
Germany, Russia, Italy, Greece, Japan, India, and China, in the Oxford
University and the Victoria Institute, England; in the Academy of
Greece, and the Vatican at Rome.
This book is the leaven
fermenting religion; it is palpably working
the sermons, Sunday schools, and literature
of our and other lands. This
spiritual chemicalization is the upheaval produced when Truth is
neutralizing error, and impurities are passing off. And it will continue
till the antithesis of Christianity engendering the limited
forms of a
national or tyrannical religion yields to the church established by the
and maintained on the spiritualfoundation
Good, the Anglo-Saxon term for God, unites Science to Christianity. It
presents to the understanding, not matter, but Mind; not the deified
drug, but the goodness
of God--healing and saving mankind.
The author of "Marriage of the Lamb," who made the mistake of thinking
she caught her notions from my book, wrote to me in 1894, "Six months
ago your book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH, was put into my hands. I had not read
three pages before I realized I had found that for which I had hungered
since girlhood, and was healed instantaneously of an ailment
years standing. I cast from me the false remedy
I had vainly
turned to the Great Physician. I went with my husband, a missionary
China, in 1884. He went out under the auspices of the Methodist
Episcopal church. I feel the truth is leading us to return to Japan."
enunciator, seeker, and servant of Truth, the Rev.
William R. Alger of Boston, signalled me kindly as my lone bark rose and
fell and rode the rough sea. At a conversazione in Boston, he said, "You
may find in Mrs. Eddy's metaphysical teachings, more than is dreamt of
in your philosophy."
Also that renownedapostle
of anti-slavery, Wendell Phillips, the native
course of whose mind never swerved from the chariot-paths of justice,
speaking of my work, said: "Had I young blood in my veins I would help
I love Boston, and especially the laws of the state whereof
this city is
the capital. To-day, as of yore, her laws have befriended progress.
Yet when I recall the past,--how the gospel
of healing was
simultaneously praised and persecuted in Boston,--and remember also that
God is just, I wonder whether, were our dear Master in our New England
metropolis at this hour, he would not weep over it, as he wept over
Jerusalem! Oh, ye tears! Not in vain did ye flow. Those sacred
were but enshrined for future use, and God has now unsealed their
receptacle with His outstretched
arm. Those crystal
globes made morals
for mankind. They will rise with joy, and with power to wash away, in
floods of forgiveness, every crime, even when mistakenly
the name of religion.
An unjust, unmerciful, and oppressive
priesthood must perish, for false
prophets in the present as in the past stumbleonward
to their doom;
while their tabernacles crumble
with dry rot. "God is not mocked," and
"the word of our God abideth forever."
I have ordained the Bible and the Christian Science text-book, SCIENCE
AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, as pastor
of The First Church of
Christ, Scientist, in Boston,--so long as this church is satisfied with
this pastor. This is my first ordination. "They shall be abundantly
satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink
of the river of thy pleasures."
All praise to the press of America's Athens,--and throughout our land,
the press has spoken
out historically, impartially. Like the winds
telling tales through the leaves of an ancient oak, unfallen, may our
church chimes repeat my thanks to the press.
Notwithstanding the perplexed condition of our nation's finances, the
want and woe, with millions of dollars unemployed
in our money centres,
the Christian Scientists, within fourteen months, responded to the call
for this church with $191,012. Not a mortgage
was given nor a loan
solicited, and the donors all touchingly told their privileged
helping to build the Mother Church. There was no urging, begging, or
borrowing, only the need made known and forth came the money, or
diamonds, which served to erect this "miracle in stone."
Even the children vied with their parents to meet the demand. Little
hands never before devoted
to menial services, shoveled snow, and babes
gave kisses to earn a few pence toward this consummation. Some of these
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