Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, considered that spiritually educated individuals had the necessary tools for life. In her book “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures,” she writes that an understanding of “the laws of God and His government of the universe . . . extends the atmosphere of thought, giving mortals access to broader and higher reals. It raises the thinker into his native air of insight an perspicacity” and it “develops the latent abilities and possibilities of man [both men and women].” This includes our financial well-being.
One cannot deny that sound financial management is important, but should that be taught at church?
For me, it is preferable that the church concentrates on teaching practical, spiritual approaches to life, which can be a foundation for spiritually inspired business people, and so that individuals can prayerfully determine where and how to seek advice about managing their finances.
FIRST READER GRAHAM BOTHWELL