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The Lost City

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“Dost thou ‘love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind’? This command includes much, even the surrender of all merely material sensation, affection, and worship. This is the El Dorado of Christianity.” Science & Health 9:17-24

Thus, Mrs. Eddy equates my following the 1st great commandment with discovering “El Dorado” – the Lost City of Gold!

From Bicknell Young’s essay, “Oneness:”

“The gates of this city, divine consciousness, are never shut, and nothing enters it which ‘defileth or maketh a lie,’ and the nations of them that are saved, shall walk in the light of it, and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.”

“The wisdom of Mrs Eddy in insisting that physical healing be the proof of God and man, is more and more apparent to the understanding of Christian Scientists, for in order to learn and understand how to do this, he finds he must carry this same reasoning into world affairs. As an illustration, let us say a practitioner is asked to heal someone. He begins with the basic truth, that it isn’t true and he hasn’t got it, because of his oneness with God. The world today presents a picture of being very ill with totalitarian belief. The same belief, which applies to physical ills, must apply to world conditions.”

“You, each one of you, is this city, and this is our work. Then shall come to pass, as stated in the book of Revelation, the end of all error . . . . Strive, therefore, to know yourself, and ye shall know that ye are the sons of the Father, and that ye are in the city of God and ye are the city.”




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