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Is Christian Science Evangelical? A friend.

Christian Science is absolutely in touch with the spiritual demands of the Gospel—the words and works recorded of Jesus and his disciples. Since the early centuries, no other religion has followed so intimately the Gospel teachings and practice of Christianity, confirming the word by "signs following," as Christian Science. Other religions question more or less the necessity for all that the Gospel demands, and require no obedience to a portion thereof. Yet their religion is held as Evangelical, and ours as adverse to the Gospel. Rev. A. A. Hodge, professor of didactic, historical, and polemic theology, in the Western Seminary, and author of "Presbyterian Doctrine briefly stated," writes, "The Evangelical believer holds that every individual must be spiritually united to Christ, and through Christ united to the Church." His views on this subject distinguish it from mere orthodoxy. While Christian Science does not accept all the dogmatical doctrines of the German, Prussian, and Scotch Evangelical Alliances, it does accord with the evangelicalism of the above author.—M. B. E.

Reply to the Boston Traveler
January 26, 1899

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