Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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"right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,"
has in his hand a book open (ready to be read), which uncovers
and kills this mystery of iniquity and interprets the
mystery of godliness, - how the first is finished and the
second is no longer a mystery or a miracle, but a marvel,
casting out evil and healing the sick.  And a voice was
heard, saying, "Come out of her, my people" (hearken
not to her lies), "that ye receive not of her plagues.  For
her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered
her iniquities . . . double unto her double according
to her works:  in the cup which she hath filled fill
to her double . . . for she saith in her heart, I . . . am
no widow, . . . Therefore shall her plagues come in one
day, death, and mourning, and famine; . . . for strong is
the Lord God who judgeth her."  That which the Revelator
saw in spiritual vision will be accomplished.  The
Babylonish woman is fallen, and who should mourn
over the widowhood of lust, of her that "is become the
habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit,
and a cage of every unclean . . . bird"?
   One thing is eternally here; it reigns supreme to-day,
to-morrow, forever.  We need it in our homes, at our fire-sides,
on our altars, for with it win we the race of the
centuries.  We have it only as we live it.  This is that
needful one thing - divine Science, whereby thought is

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spiritualized, reaching outward and upward to Science in
Christianity, Science in medicine, in physics, and in
   Happy are the people whose God is All-in-all, who ask
only to be judged according to their works, who live to
love.  We thank the Giver of all good for the marvellous
speed of the chariot-wheels of Truth and for the steadfast,
calm coherence in the ranks of Christian Science.
   On comparison, it will be found that Christian Science
possesses more of Christ's teachings and example than
all other religions since the first century.  Comparing
our scientific system of metaphysical therapeutics with
materia medica, we find that divine metaphysics completely
overshadows and overwhelms materia medica, even
as Aaron's rod swallowed up the rods of the magicians
of Egypt.  I deliberately declare that when I was in practice,
out of one hundred cases I healed ninety-nine to
the ten of materia medica.
   We should thank God for persecution and for prosecution,
if from these ensue a purer Protestantism and monotheism
for the latter days of the nineteenth century.  A
siege of the combined centuries, culminating in fierce attack,
cannot demolish our strongholds.  The forts of Christian
Science, garrisoned by God's chosen ones, can never
surrender.  Unlike Russia's armament, ours is not costly as
men count cost, but it is rich beyond price, staunch and
indestructible on land or sea; it is not curtailed in peace,
surrendered in conquest, nor laid down at the feet of
progress through the hands of omnipotence.  And why?
Because it is "on earth peace, good will toward men," -
a cover and a defence adapted to all men, all nations,
all times, climes, and races.  I cannot quench my

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desire to say this; and words are not vain when the
depth of desire can find no other outlet to liberty.
"Therefore . . . let us go on unto perfection; not laying
again the foundation of repentance from dead works."
(Hebrews 6 : 1.)
   A coroner's inquest, a board of health, or class legislation
is less than the Constitution of the United States, and
infinitely less than God's benign government, which is
"no respecter of persons."  Truth crushed to earth springs

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