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The Law of Love
with Anne Melville
Thursday, 8.June 2023 at
7:00 PM

About the talk

“Divine Love isn’t fickle or variable. It’s the steady governing force of good, and we can prove its power."

The law of Love is the central theme of the Bible. It is that law which the ancient prophets caught wonderful glimpses of, and which saved the ancient peoples of the Bible from disease, famine, slavery and enemy forces when they turned to God. It is the law that was behind Christ Jesus' healing ministry, which he taught his followers so they could heal, too. This same law of Love is demonstrated in Christian Science healing today.

Even within difficult daily experiences or news headlines about community and world concerns, we see expressions of love and kindness making a difference. More than chance occurrences, these examples of goodness point to a deeper truth: that there is an overarching influence for good at work. One might even call that influence divine Love.

Anne Melville, practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker, will explore this idea in her talk that will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, showing how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science.

Sharing examples of healing from her own life and professional practice of Christian Science, Melville will explain why Christian Science is both Christian and scientific, meaning that people can prove its effectiveness for themselves, as fully described in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy.

Melville will also touch on the life of Mary Baker Eddy, a mid-nineteenth century woman from New England, who came to understand, confirm, and teach what she felt was original Christian healing. Eddy herself said she was especially inspired by Jesus’ demand, “He that believes on me, the works that I do will he do also; and greater works than these will he do, because I go unto my Father” (found in the Gospel of John 14:12 in the Bible).

For over 150 years, people around the world have worked to follow Christ Jesus in this practice of Christianity and continue to do so today, experiencing healings of physical ills and personal difficulties.

About the speaker

Anne Melville has been a Christian Science practitioner for many years, helping people on a daily basis through this scientific approach to prayer. Based in Kaikohe, New Zealand, she speaks to audiences around the world as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

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