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

VAINGLORY
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propositions:  That man can only be Christianized through Mind;
that without Mind the body is without action; that Science
is a law of divine Mind.  The conclusion follows that the
correct Mind-healing is the proper means of Christianity,
and is Science.
   Christian Science may be sold in the shambles.  Many
are bidding for it, - but are not willing to pay the price.
Error is vending itself on trust, well knowing the willingness
of mortals to buy error at par value.  The Revelator
beheld the opening of this silent mental seal, and
heard the great Red Dragon whispering that "no man
might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name
of the beast, or the number of his name."


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   We are in the Valley of Decision.  Then, let us take
the side of him who "overthrew the tables of the money-changers,
and the seats of them that sold doves," - of
such as barter integrity and peace for money and fame.
What artist would question the skill of the masters in
sculpture, music, or painting?  Shall we depart from the
example of the Master in Christian Science, Jesus of
Nazareth, - than whom mankind hath no higher ideal?
He who demonstrated his power over sin, disease, and
death, is the master Metaphysician.
   To seek or employ other means than those the Master
used in demonstrating Life scientifically, is to lose the
priceless knowledge of his Principle and practice.  He
said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you."
Gain a pure Christianity; for that is requisite for healing
the sick.  Then you will need no other aid, and will
have full faith in his prophecy, "And there shall be one
fold, and one shepherd;" but, the Word must abide in
us, if we would obtain that promise.  We cannot depart
from his holy example, - we cannot leave Christ for the
schools which crucify him, and yet follow him in
healing.  Fidelity to his precepts and practice is the only passport
to his power; and the pathway of goodness and
greatness runs through the modes and methods of God.
   "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."



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