[Copied from The Independent Statesman.—Editor Christian Science Journal.]


This article was later republished in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany: My. 103:1-108:30

[The following article from the pen of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science was first published in the New York Sun of Friday, December 16. It was re-printed in the Concord Evening Monitor of December 17, and has since then been revised and typographical errors corrected by Mrs. Eddy for the present publication.—Editor Independent Statesman.]

In the midst of the imperfect, perfection is seen and acknowledged reluctantly. And because Science is unimpeachable, it summons the severest conflicts of the ages, and waits on God.

The faith and works demanded of man in our text-books, the Bible, and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and the proof of their practicality show conclusively that Christian Science is indeed Science,—the Science of Christ, the Science of God and man,—of the Creator and creation. In every age, at every appearing of Science, it has been persecuted and maligned till understood. Infinite perfection is thus unfolded, as man attains the stature of man in Christ Jesus, in the Science that Jesus taught and practised. Alluding thereto the Psalmist saith: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?"

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