No and Yes, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

IS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE FROM BENEATH, AND NOT FROM ABOVE?
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IS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE FROM BENEATH, AND NOTFROM ABOVE?



   Hear the words of our Master: "Go ye into all the
world"!  "Heal the sick, cast out devils"!  Christian
Scientists, perhaps more than any other religious sect, are
obeying these commands; and the injunctions are not
confined to Jesus' students in that age, but they extend
to this age, - to as many as shall believe on him.  The
demand and example of Jesus were not from beneath.
Are frozen dogmas, persistent persecution, and the doctrine
of eternal damnation, from above?  Are the dews

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of divine Truth, falling on the sick and sinner, to heal
them, from beneath?  "By their fruits ye shall know
them."
   Reading my books, without prejudice, would convince
all that their purpose is right.  The comprehension of my
teachings would enable any one to prove these books to
be filled with blessings for the whole human family.  Fatiguing
Bible translations and voluminous commentaries
are employed to explain and prop old creeds, and they
have the civil and religious arms in their defense; then
why should not these be equally extended to support the
Christianity that heals the sick?  The notions of personality
to be found in creeds are far more mystic than
Mind-healing.  It is no easy matter to believe there are
three persons in one person, and that one person is cast
out of another person.  These conceptions of Deity and
devil presuppose an impotent God and an incredible
Satan.



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