Christian Science is not "practised in defiance of the laws...

Dubuque (Ia.) Globe-Journal

Christian Science is not "practised in defiance of the laws of nature," as this reverend critic asserts, but logically sustains the laws of nature in the understanding of the fact that laws of nature, so-called, cannot properly be disassociated from the laws of God. Christian Scientists understand that obedience to God's laws is a necessity and pre-requisite to all true Christianity; and it is their earnest effort to honor and obey these laws.

The suggestion made, that "everything possible should be done to secure some law to place a ban on the practice of this doctrine," is akin to the efforts of ecclesiastical monopoly throughout all ages, from that of the Pharisees of Jesus time to the present date, efforts which are responsible for some of the blackest pages in the history of so-called Christianity. It is safe to assume that this preacher of the gospel would strenuously object to the suggestion or intimation that his particular form of religion should be placed under the ban of the law, and its adherents declared criminal; yet this is what he proposes in the case of Christian Scientists, who are Christian in all points which are fundamental to the Christian religion and whose only alleged crime is the effort to make practical to the needs of humanity the healing truths of Christ's gospel. I will say, without fear of successful contradiction, that such suggestions evidence intolerance, are un-Christian, uncharitable, and belong to the Middle Ages rather than to the enlightened thought of the present day. John L. Rendall. Dubuque (Ia.) Globe-Journal.

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