The Reasonableness of It

Metal Miner

The position that Science and Health holds in relation to the Bible is that of a commentary, and from the number of commentaries that have been compiled, one must admit that there was a need of helps to the better understanding of the Scriptures. Every Sunday School teacher uses the notes which have been prepared on the lesson, and all ministers explain to their congregation the Bible-texts. Surely our critics should accord to Christian Scientists the same privilege of studying the Bible and taking Science and Health as their commentary, since it has brought to them the most satisfactory explanation of what is contained in the Bible.

Christian Science acknowledges that sin and sickness are phases of human experience, but their non-existence as eternal entities is perfectly logical and demonstrable in the light of man's real spiritual nature as God's image and likeness. Our critics do not apprehend this last point, that the statements of Christian Science are demonstrable in the same way that Euclid lays down his theory, draws on the definitions to uphold his structure, and finally deduces the conclusion and adds his Q. E. D.

John E. Playter.
In Metal Miner.

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