An Adequate Reply

Canton (Ill.) Register

Editor Register.

The article of your correspondent in relation to Christian Science, in the issue of July 5, consists of some quotations from the Christian Science text-book, interspersed with his own misconceptions of them. If these statements had been sufficient to make clear to the human mind the nature and scope of this stupendous subject, it would not have been necessary for Mrs. Eddy to write a text-book upon the subject setting it forth completely and clearly. She says:—

"The strictures on this volume would condemn to oblivion that truth which is raising up thousands from helplessness to strength, and elevating them from a theoretical to a practical Christianity. These criticisms are generally based on detached sentences or clauses, separated from their context. Even the Scriptures, which grow in beauty and consistency from one grand root, appear contradictory when subjected to such usage. . . . The sick, the halt, and the blind look up to Christian Science with blessings, and Truth will not be forever hidden from the quickened sense of the people by unjust parody" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 241, 343).

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A Reply to Criticism
August 7, 1902

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