Zeal against a religion, without any adequate idea of that...

Nebraska State Journal

Zeal against a religion, without any adequate idea of that religion, was clearly shown in the life of the apostle whom a recent critic quotes. For Paul was once fighting Christianity more fiercely than another now fights Christian Science, and doubtless for the same reason; namely, that Paul thought the gospel to be opposed to the faith of the fathers in Israel; although Jesus said that he came not "to destroy the law, or the prophets: . . . but to fulfil." Paul believed that the gospel was of the devil, and that Beelzebub was working through Jesus and his disciples to overthrow Judaism.

If our critic could have journeyed with Paul on the way to Damascus he would have found mental states in that zealous persecutor quite like his own; then, too, the white light of truth (the Christ) might have dazed his vision for a while, until the yellow or green or blue rays which he had before reflected had merged in the glory of the pure and perfect light. Christian Science does not reject nor destroy the partial views of the gospel seen through the many-colored creeds. but rather unites their every right idea in the one body and life of Christ.

Our critic admits that "people are healed in Christian Science," but he says that "no one should go to Christian Science for healing." because it is of "satanic origin."

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