The Manual of the Mother Church
Mary Baker Eddy

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 formed by The Mother Church, subject to the
approval of the Pastor Emeritus.

Duties of Church Officers. Sect. 9. Law
constitutes government, and disobedience to the
laws of The Mother Church must ultimate in
annulling its Tenets and By-Laws. Without a
proper system of government and form of action,
nations, individuals, and religion are unprotected;
hence the necessity of this By-Law
and the warning of Holy Writ: "That servant,
which knew his lord's will, and prepared not
himself, neither did according to his will, shall
be beaten with many stripes."

It is the duty of the Christian Science Board of
Directors to watch and make sure that the officers
of this Church perform the functions of
their several offices promptly and well. If an
officer fails to fulfil all the obligations of his
office, the Board of Directors shall immediately
call a meeting and notify this officer either to
resign his place or to perform his office faithfully;
then failing to do either, said officer shall
be dismissed from this Church, and his dismissal
shall be written on the Church records.

It is the duty of any member of this Church,
and especially of one who has been or who i

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