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

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   We regret to be obliged to say that all are not metaphysicians,
or Christian Scientists, who call themselves
so.  Charlatanism, fraud, and malice are getting into
the ranks of the good and pure, sending forth a poison
more deadly than the upas-tree in the eastern
archipelago.  This evil obtains in the present false teaching
and false practice of the Science of treating disease through
Mind.  The silent address of a mental malpractitioner
can only be portrayed in these words of the apostle,
"whisperers," and "the poison of asps is under their
   Some of the mere puppets of the hour are playing
only for money, and at a fearful stake.  Others, from
malice and envy, are working out the destinies of the
damned.  But while the best, perverted, on the mortal
plane may become the worst, let us not forget that the
Lord reigns, and that this earth shall some time rejoice
in His supreme rule, - that the tired watchmen on the

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walls of Zion, and the true Christian Scientist at the foot
of the mount of revelation, shall look up with shouts and
thanksgiving, - that God's law, as in divine Science,
shall be finally understood; and the gospel of glad tidings
bring "on earth peace, good will toward men."

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