A woman takes off her dress

Oh, I rue the days when I hear someone tell me they can’t be a Christian Scientist because they took a pill. This is as valid as me saying, I can’t be a woman because I wore pants.

A Christian Scientist is a human being working out their salvation with God. And, it is impossible for God, Spirit, to know physical matter whether it is in the form of a plunger, a pill, or a poppy.

Don’t be fooled. Reading Bible Lessons and going through the motion of church rituals does not qualify a person to be a Christian Scientist. Take away their prayer time, their sacred readings, and ceremonies, and you will witness the same scene as an addict going cold-turkey from heroin.

If your heart is striving to love and rely on God, Spirit, go for it, even if it leads you to study Christian Science as taught by Mary Baker Eddy.

I know plenty of Baptists, Catholics, non-church goers, blue-collar workers, and material scientists who are genuine Christian Scientists working out the rules of spiritual love.

The bottom line is: human beings can rely on Spirit, Love, with scientific confidence.

“Do Christian Scientists seek Truth as Simon sought the Savior, for material conservatism and for personal politics? Jesus told Simon that seekers like him were stingy, giving little in return for the spiritual reward that came through the Messiah. If Christian Scientists are like Simon, then it must be said of them also that they love little. On the other hand, do students of Science show their regard for Truth, or Christ, by their genuine repentance? Are they conscience stricken and submissively expressing goodwill as the woman did? If so, then it may be said of them, as Jesus said of the unwelcome visitor, that they indeed love much, because much is forgiven them.”—21st Century Science and Health

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , ,

2 thoughts on “A woman takes off her dress

  1. […] as his rest days went by because he felt certain he needed to be out in the orchard working. Christian Science prayer treatment not only brought healing but also calmed the situation somewhat and new ways of doing things opened […]

  2. […] Modern women reflect on History, for example, Linda Wilson, upstate New York resident, recalls Eleanor Roosevelt, Inez Cole, and Caperton Preston, saying, “These women don’t inspire me in a specific way to ‘do’ something specific in life. Rather they inspire my realization that women can forge their own path,” says Linda Wilson, who was reared during the 1940’s and 50’s when women were seen primarily as wives-mothers-nurses-teachers. “Women should never let a cultural norm prevent them from taking a path that runs against the cultural grain.” […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: