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

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   Mine and thine are obsolete terms in absolute Christian
Science, wherein and whereby the universal brotherhood
of man is stated and demands to be demonstrated.  I have
a large affection, not alone for my students, but for thy
students, - for students of the second generation.  I cannot
but love some of those devoted students better than
some of mine who are less lovable or Christly.  This
natural affection for goodness must go on ad libitum unto
the third and fourth and final generation of those who
love God and keep His commandments.  Hence the
following is an amendment of the paragraph on page 47*1
of "Retrospection and Introspection": -

*1 Edition of 1909.

   Any student, having received instructions in a Primary
class from me, or from a loyal student of Christian Science,
and afterwards studied thoroughly "Science and Health
with Key to the Scriptures," can enter upon the gospel
work of teaching Christian Science, and so fulfil the command
of Christ.  Before entering this sacred field of labor,
the student must have studied faithfully the latest editions
of my works, and be a good Bible scholar and a
devout, consecrated Christian.
   These are the indispensable demands on all those who
become teachers.

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