Christian Science Seminar (Class) Notes - Volume 1

These are notes of the first day of a six-day seminar on Christian Science classroom teaching in accord with the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy as given in the Massachusetts Metaphysical College in the 1880’s. Their purpose is to restore to Christian Scientists and to the world Mrs. Eddy’s school of Christian Science teaching.

In an effort to preserve the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy, these notes have been compiled from teachers’ class books which conform to the doctrine of Christian Science as taught by Mrs. Eddy.

In Volume 1, we read:


"There has never been a time when life was mortal, material, or personal.

"Life is God unfolding His nature in man and the universe. Life goes on forever. The Bible speaks of going on from 'glory to glory.' This means the forever unfolding of Principle in its varied manifestations.

"Life is progressive, joyous, inspired, free, healthy, harmonious, radiant, fresh, buoyant, holy, spiritual, perfect. Life is fixed, as Principle, but it is forever unfolding with vigor and energy, in multifarious views of beauty and grandeur. Life cannot be comprehended by, or witnessed by, the five personal senses. We can neither see, feel, hear, taste, smell, nor touch Life through the personal senses. Life cannot partake of the nature of matter. Life is neither in nor of matter and cannot be expressed by matter; hence Life partakes of the nature of Mind.

"There is but one Life and this life is the life of all. Since Life is God, good, then good is Life, and there can be no evil in Life, hence no evil in our lives.

"Fear is an enemy of life. Fear is the belief or sensation that something good is going to be lessened or terminated for you; that some good is going to diminish in, or pass out of, your conscious awareness. Fear is a belief in a cessation of life; that some thing or someone is going to die or pass out of our sight; a belief that you can be separated from something that is good.

"Life is holy. We must hallow this word, for it is a sacred name for God.

"Declare often: There is only one Life, and that is God. There is no personal life. My life is God, an infinite, incorporeal, all-encompassing, all-present, all-active, everlasting Life. Declare that God, good, is the only Life of man and the universe. Life is divine. Divine Life is my God and my God is Life. Life is enthroned in my consciousness. This is the Word of God. Declare all the truths about Life. Claim this revealed Life as yours. All of Life is right where you are right now."

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