In Defence of Christian Science

Valley Mirror

At a recent public meeting, where people attend for the purpose of worship and to preach the gospel of Christ, we were not a little but a great deal surprised to hear from the lips of one of the exhorters words of deep condemnation of the doctrine of Christian Science and statements concerning it that only a person lacking in information about the' subject he was discussing (we would not impute intentional misrepresentation) could have made.

We make no pretence of being versed in the doctrines promulgated by Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy, other than that gleaned from the incidental reading matter that comes to the hand of any one who reads on the general subjects that are more or less prominently before the people, and by the ordinary observation of the character and lives of the people who have adopted Mrs. Eddy's teachings; but from this little knowledge we do know that there can be no real Christianity without the divine Love taught by the Christian Scientists.

We believe that the people in general are lacking in information concerning this comparatively new interpretation of the Gospel. Did we say new? We may have erred. It is perhaps, the Gospel preached by the apostle Paul when' he said to the people of Athens, who had erected an altar to the unknown God, "him declare I unto you." For the reason of this lack of information we shall for a time devote a small space in our columns to the subject, and also open space to the discussion of matters pertaining to religious belief, in which will be admitted only argumentative matters and facts. Anything stated as fact must be accompanied with the proof, and quotations must refer to authors and page of document.

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An Obvious Retort
August 31, 1899

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