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The Pastor

Manual of the Mother Church, The Christian Science Pastor

Article XIV Section 1 - Ordination. Section 1. I, Mary Baker Eddy, ordain the Bible, and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Pastor over The Mother Church,— The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass.,— and they will continue to preach for this Church and the world.

"Your dual and impersonal pastor, the Bible, and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” is with you; and the Life these give, the Truth they illustrate, the Love they demonstrate, is the great Shepherd that feedeth my flock, and leadeth them “beside the still waters.”

Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 322

"Whenever and wherever a church of Christian Science is established, its pastor is the Bible and my book."

Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 383:5

Bible and spiritual healing, Calgary

The Bible

The Bible from Genesis to Revelation, is the foundation for the theology and practice of Christian Science and the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy. For Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science flowed out of an inspired understanding of the Bible, which illumined the divine laws behind spiritual healing. Christian Scientists study the Bible daily and work to apply the lessons learned from Scripture in their daily lives. The King James Version is the most widely used translation and is quoted more than 800 times in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Bible and spiritual healing, Calgary

Science and Health

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy explains the scientific laws behind the teachings and spiritual healings of Christ Jesus. From the first chapter, "Prayer," to her exegesis of Genesis and Revelation, to a Glossary of terms, the author invites readers to deeply consider the allness of God, the perfection of man as God's spiritual creation, and how an understanding of these facts brings healing — just as they did in Biblical times.


"God's Requirement. Sect.5. God requires wisdom, economy, and brotherly love to characterize all the proceedings of the members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist." 

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