MRS. EDDY’S FAVORITE TEXT
with contributions from Mary Baker Eddy
From the December 1896 issue of The Christian Science Journal
Chicago Inter Ocean, Oct. 25, 1896
The Boston Herald sent to a large number of prominent ministers of the gospel this query: “Which is your favorite passage in the Bible?” and last Sunday published responses from twenty-eight, each not only giving the passage which was his favorite, but also his reasons for the preference. It makes a very interesting symposium.
Rev. Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Scientist sect, and who now resides at Concord, N. H., responds as follows:
“‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me’ is my favorite text. It inculcates the trinity of God, Spirit, Mind; signifies that man shall have no other Spirit, or Mind but eternal Good. This divine principle bases the Science of Being, whereby man demonstrates health, holiness, immortality. One God unifies men and nations; ends wars; constitutes the brotherhood of man; fulfills the scripture, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself’; annihilates Pagan and Christian idolatry, social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; makes equal the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, perish, or be punished.”— Chicago Inter Ocean, Oct. 25, 1896.