Miscellaneous Writings (1883-1896) by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

TO THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, BOSTON
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TO THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, BOSTON



   My Beloved Students: - I cannot conscientiously lend
my counsel to direct your action on receiving or dismissing
candidates.  To do this, I should need to be with
you.  I cannot accept hearsay, and would need to know
the circumstances and facts regarding both sides of the
subject, to form a proper judgment.  This is not my
present province; hence I have hitherto declined to be
consulted on these subjects, and still maintain this
position.
   These are matters of grave import; and you cannot
be indifferent to this, but will give them immediate attention,
and be governed therein by the spirit and the
letter of this Scripture: "Whatsoever ye would that men
should do unto you, do ye even so to them."
   I cannot be the conscience for this church; but if I
were, I would gather every reformed mortal that desired
to come, into its fold, and counsel and help him to walk
in the footsteps of His flock.  I feel sure that as Christian
Scientists you will act, relative to this matter, up to
your highest understanding of justice and mercy.
                                        Affectionately yours,
                                        Mary Baker Eddy
  Feb. 12, 1895



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