Fair Play

Entitled as above there comes to us, with permission to publish it if we desire, an article so friendly, fair, and candid, that we have more than ordinary pleasure in publishing it. The author is Mr. Martin Sindall of Berlin, N. Y., a minister in the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Mr. Sindall, in his letter transmitting the article, says: "I am reading Science and Health, and also the Sentinel, which is sent to the Berlin reading room. ... I am anxious to know the difference between Christian Science and Divine Science. ... About a month ago I wrote an article on 'Fair Play' to our denominational paper, in reply to an article [criticism] which appeared from the pen of a man in Florida. He spoke of Christian Scientists, their methods, etc., at Sea Breeze, Fla. Are they Christian Scientists, or so-called Divine Scientists? I enclose the article. If you think it good enough, you may publish it over my name with reasons for its appearance as written above."

Mr. Sindall makes request for the answering, editorially, of some queries he submits, which will be duly considered, and we may conclude to answer them. As to this we are not yet fully prepared to say.

Answering Mr. Sindall's question as to the difference between Christian Science and Divine Science, we will say that in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy uses these terms interchangeably. Christian Science is Divine Science in the highest sense of the term, for it is based on the divinity of God, the divinity of Christ, and the Scriptures as the divine Word. This is not only the keynote of the text-book, but of the tenets of the Mother Church, which are as follows:—

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March 27, 1902

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