Accession: L16165
Editorial Title: Asa Gilbert Eddy to James Ackland, December 16, 1879
Author: Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Recipient: James Ackland 
Date: December 16, 1879
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Asa Gilbert Eddy on lined paper.
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BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Ackland

My thoughts revert so oft to the, to your words of cheer, to the well weighed sentences of your choice, that time moves As Written: mooves less heavily on; yet how would your presence and that of BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Buswells lend enchantment to the many hours, while we have been struggling against the enemy of all good,? Dear BrotherEditorial Note: James Ackland. Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” we have been unintentionally separated but hope As Written: hop this separation may be blessed by the dear Father, to us each to our purifying to the separating of the tares from the wheatMatt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. to the causing us the more fully to realize that no flesh shall glory in His presenceI Cor 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; I Cor 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: I Cor 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. I Cor 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: I Cor 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. . We have had three lectures holden at Hall No 2 Park st and are having weekly church class meetings in Lynn and Boston which are very well attended but there is always two vacant seats which remind us of you and Mr. Buswell. Oh! when! shall the wicked cease troubling and the weary find restJob 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. ? When shall we have gained the demonstration of our MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ. When shall we have overcome the world the flesh and the devilEditorial Note: “The phrase, “the world, the flesh, and the devil” has often been used by Christians to indicate three basic errors that a Christian is to “overcome.” It is not a statement found specifically in the Bible.. Truly we are not left comfortlessJohn 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. even in our small demonstrations we see the footsteps that herald our Lords comingEditorial Note: Traditionally Christians have believed that Jesus Christ would return to earth at some point and complete the process of defeating Satan and bringing in the Kingdom of God that he had inaugurated during his earthly ministry. Mary Baker Eddy taught that the personal Jesus would not return, but that Christian Science represents the “second coming of Christ” and is destined to ultimately reveal the full presence of the Kingdom of God through “demonstrations” of healing and the spiritual transformation of the universe. -- and we know that we shall be satisfied when we awake in His likenessPs 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. , when we shall have been gathered with the faithful and the blessed.

We are very anxious to learn just how you are succeeding in your Metaphysical demonstration knowing as we do that true happiness can only come to us through the ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science of our course through our being tried as by fireI Cor 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. I Cor 3:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. I Cor 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. I Pet 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: for if we are called to suffer with our Master, we shall also reign with himII Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: . In your reply please tell us all you know about BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Buswells success as well as your own and tell us what you think of Philadelphia for a place in which to practice MetaphysicsEditorial Note: Christian Science etc, etc,. Be sure to encourage BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Buswells and strengthen all that propose to join the army of the Lord. Brothers and SistersEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” in ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science are fighting the good fightI Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. II Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: and additional ones are joining our ranks, be of good cheer, our Master conqueredJohn 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. , we can, though it would be more joyful I confess if those that join the army of the Lord could march in rank and file together

Yours Truly
Asa G. Eddy

Mrs. Eddy sends her love asking how soon you can come As Written: com and write her historyEditorial Note: At times over the years, Mary Baker Eddy expressed interest in having various Christian Scientists write biographical information about her.

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BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Ackland

My thoughts revert so oft to the, to your words of cheer, to the well weighed sentences of your choice, that time mooves Corrected: moves less heavily on; yet how would your presence and that of BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Buswells lend enchantment to the many hours, while we have been struggling against the enemy of all good,? Dear BrotherEditorial Note: James Ackland. Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” we have been unintentionally separated but hop Corrected: hope this separation may be blessed by the dear Father, to us each to our purifying to the separating of the tares from the wheatMatt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. to the causing us the more fully to realize that no flesh shall glory in His presenceI Cor 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; I Cor 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: I Cor 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. I Cor 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: I Cor 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. . We have had three lectures holden at Hall No 2 Park st and are having weekly church class meetings in Lynn and Boston which are very well attended but there is always two vacant seats which remind us of you and Mr. Buswell. Oh! when! shall the wicked cease troubling and the weary find restJob 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. ? When shall we have gained the demonstration of our MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ. When shall we have overcome the world the flesh and the devilEditorial Note: “The phrase, “the world, the flesh, and the devil” has often been used by Christians to indicate three basic errors that a Christian is to “overcome.” It is not a statement found specifically in the Bible.. Truly we are not left comfortlessJohn 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. even in our small demonstrations we see the footsteps that herald our Lords comingEditorial Note: Traditionally Christians have believed that Jesus Christ would return to earth at some point and complete the process of defeating Satan and bringing in the Kingdom of God that he had inaugurated during his earthly ministry. Mary Baker Eddy taught that the personal Jesus would not return, but that Christian Science represents the “second coming of Christ” and is destined to ultimately reveal the full presence of the Kingdom of God through “demonstrations” of healing and the spiritual transformation of the universe. -- and we know that we shall be satisfied when we awake in His likenessPs 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. , when we shall have been gathered with the faithful and the blessed.

We are very anxious to learn just how you are succeeding in your Metaphysical demonstration knowing as we do that true happiness can only come to us through the ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science of our course through our being tried as by fireI Cor 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. I Cor 3:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. I Cor 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. I Pet 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: for if we are called to suffer with our Master, we shall also reign with himII Tim 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: . In your reply please tell us all you know about about BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Buswells success as well as your own and tell us what you think of Philadelphia for the a place in which to practice MetaphysicsEditorial Note: Christian Science etc, etc,. Be sure to encourage BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” Buswells and strengthen all that propose to join the army of the Lord. Brothers and SistersEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “Brother” and “Sister.” in ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science are fighting the good fightI Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. II Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: and additional ones are joining our ranks, be of good cheer, our Master conqueredJohn 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. , we can, though it would be more joyful I confess if those that join the army of the Lord could march in rank and file together

Yours Truly
Asa G. Eddy

Mrs. Eddy sends her love asking how soon you can com Corrected: come and write her historyEditorial Note: At times over the years, Mary Baker Eddy expressed interest in having various Christian Scientists write biographical information about her.