"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Jamae van Eck is a Christian Scientist Practitioner and teacher who has experienced over many years the healing power of Divine Love. She is convinced that no one is beyond redemption, and no problem or difficulty beyond God's power to resolve & heal.

Christian Science practitioners
provide spiritual treatment
through prayer. The result is
healing - the change of thought
that brings transformed lives
and the resolution of relational,
physical, or financial difficulties.

She teaches that salvation does not occur only at some point in the future, but that here and now God's saving grace and divine laws are available to everyone
who seeks them.

Learn more of her life, her writings and talks, and the practice of healing in which she is engaged.

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SOUL AND BODY   

Webster’s defines Soul in this way:  “the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life.”   In Christian Science, Soul is a synonym for God—the Cause or source of all being.  The Bible tells us that God “made man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27)  

This creation was blessed, not cursed, and the account in Chapters 2-4 of a Lord God creating an Adam and Eve is simply a mist or mistaken human view of a flawed and material sense of existence.    It is echoed in the New Testament by the story in Luke of a man with two sons, the younger of whom “wasted his substance in riotous living” but whose father forgave him, illustrating divine forgiveness and redemption of all who awaken to their true spiritual selfhood. 

The purpose of this true selfhood is to “bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” (Isa. 61:1)   Christ Jesus fulfilled this purpose and illustrated for humanity that in God “we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)   I like to think of Soul as consciousness—as an awakening to or awareness of our true selfhood—“an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” (II Cor. 5:1)  

Mary Baker Eddy refers in her writings to “earth’s preparatory school” and says that it “must be improved to the utmost.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 486:9-10)   She continues:  “Rightly understood, instead of possessing a sentient material form, man has a sensationless body, and God, the Soul and man and of all existence, being perpetual in His own individuality, harmony and immortality, imparts and perpetuates these qualities in man,--through Mind, not matter.”  (S&H 280:25-30)  This would imply that mankind can’t be defined physically or materially but only by the degree to which we express our true selfhood. 

Let’s resolve to no longer “make mortal mind tributary to mortal body (or) ordain certain sections of matter, such as brain and nerves, as the seats of pain and pleasure…of happiness or misery.” (S&H 122:7)  Then we will demonstrate in some measure the same dominion Jesus did, as illustrated in the account in Mark 5:25-34 of the woman who was healed of severe hemorrhaging from which she had suffered for 12 years simply by touching his garment.   

Mary Baker Eddy writes:  “There is a law of God applicable to healing, and it is a spiritual law instead of material.”  She adds:  “Christian Science exterminates the drug, and rests on Mind alone as the curative Principle, acknowledging that the divine Mind has all power.”  (S&H 463:27 and 157:8-10)  Obviously, if something isn’t true of God, it can’t be true of His image.  Therefore we can agree that “Life is continuous and harmonious” and that “To remove the error producing disorder, you must calm and instruct mortal mind with immortal Truth.”  (S&H 157:28-30 and 415:24-26) 

Centuries ago, Paul asked in his letter to the Romans:  “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey;  whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness.”  (6:16)   Let’s resolve to demonstrate Mind’s mastery of the body by freeing ourselves of “the depraved appetite for alcoholic drinks, tobacco, tea, coffee, opium.” (S&H 406:28-31)  

Yes, as Mrs. Eddy puts it:  “Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind, and happiness would be more readily attained and would be more secure in our keeping, if sought in Soul.  Higher enjoyments alone can satisfy the cravings of immortal man.” (S&H 60:29-1)    The lesson concludes:  “The sinless joy,--the perfect harmony and immortality of Life, possessing unlimited divine beauty and goodness, without a single bodily pleasure or pain,--constitutes the only veritable, indestructible man, whose being is spiritual.”  (S&H 76:22-26)   

Jamae van Eck

Jamae van Eck

"The law of the Spirit of life in
Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of
sin and death ."
Romans 8:1

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