Mary B. Eddy’s is the discoverer and founder of Christian Science. Her brand is a unique Christianity that reinstates first century primitive Christianity and its lost art of healing. Because of this, its compatible with much of the Nag Hammadi and Gnostic Texts. Eddy’s teachings about what Jesus was really doing, what he was really saying, make 1st century primitive Christianity a viable method for healers.

 

The Nag Hammadi Gnostic texts were discovered in 1945, the same year we exploded the first atomic bomb. Because also I write about WW2 Love Letters I find this timing intriguing. This 1945 polarity of of Light (the amazing archeological find of 1st century Christian gospels) in the face of such darkness (the atomic bomb) hits home.

 

But there were earlier finds. In Eddy’s day in 1904 a book called “The Lost Sayings of Jesus” was published. It contained text from an archeological discovery in Egypt that happened in 1897. The find of “The Oxyrhynchus Papryi”. They are part of what we call The Gospel of Thomas. Part of the text states “These are the (wonderful?) words which Jesus the living (Lord) spake to…and Thomas, and he called unto (them), Every one that harkens to these words shall never take of death.”

 

Ok, so the idea of to “never taste of death”? Who but Mary Eddy revealed Christian teachings that wholly harmonize with this idea? The point is Mary was thrilled then. And we can be even more thrilled today as we compare her teachings to the other uncovered texts such as the Dead sea Scrolls, Gnostic Gospels and even the very fun modern discovery published in 1914 called “The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text That Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene.”

 

Below is a link to an article that explains that Mary Baker eddy was thrilled to be able to read actual 1st century writings. It states: “To give just a little context for what she knew, in 1904, the New Sayings of Jesus, containing part of the Gospel of Thomas was published. Just a few months later, the Christian Science Sentinel (May 13, 1905) published a quote from the Boston Transcript, explaining the importance of the discovery of the ancient text. According to some of Mrs. Eddy’s private correspondence to her friends, she was quite taken with the new book, evidenced by sending six copies to friends and encouragement of others to read it. Her enthusiasm for new discoveries in early Christianity fits with her intense and wide-ranging interest in the scriptures.”

Source: 218. A close encounter with early (‘primitive’) Christianity / Christian Science