Anne Melville, CSB  播放

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A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship

Anne Melville, CSB


Kaikohe, New Zealand

Anne grew up around dedicated Christian Scientists and she saw and experienced many healings. She says that due to this early influence, following the teachings of Christian Science from an early age felt like a natural choice for her.

One significant experience led Anne to further embrace Christian Science. Years ago her family was affected by a community issue. In an attempt to have the issue resolved through the normal channels, Anne visited the police and was told that she lived in a terrible community and there was nothing that they could do for her family. But almost immediately Anne felt an upwelling of love for her community and a thought came to mind, “I will not be made to hate my community.” This light eventually led to a complete healing of the issue through Christian Science.

At that time Anne needed to find employment to help support the family income. Shortly afterwards she found employment with a community-based organization, and she found working for her community gave her a sense of purpose in her work. She was ambitious and enjoyed being given further responsibility but eventually the only ambition she had was to spend time in the evenings studying Christian Science, and to be in the public practice of Christian Science healing.

In 2012 she became a teacher of Christian Science healing, and in 2014 she was appointed Christian Science Committee on Publication for New Zealand, joining the Christian Science Board of Lectureship as a lecturer in 2019.

Anne says that the healing mentioned above opened her heart to work for her community, and the skills learned in the community work prepared her for her work within the Christian Science church. Anne sees God’s hand in her experience.

Her family is very dear to her as a wife, daughter, mother, and grandmother.


The law of Love

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.

This talk covers:

  • Transformation of character through recognition of our oneness with God   
  • What this law of Love is and how it was discovered   
  • How we can put this law into operation and feel its healing effects for ourselves, one another and for the world

The talk is punctuated with healing accounts throughout, illustrating the healing effect of this law of Love as explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.  For example:
  • Why Jesus healings were consistent and teachable
  • Why Christian Science is Christian and follows Jesus’ teachings and example
  • Why Christian Science is scientific, and therefore is not positive thinking or faith healing 
  • How Christian Science heals and why it is dependable

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