An Undivided Christianity

Christian Science pleads for an undivided Christianity, and in this it should have the active as well as sympathetic support of all who desire to see Christ's kingdom come on earth. It stands without argument that the world needs the whole of Christianity to save it. Of what avail, then, is it to use but a fraction of Christianity and expect that fraction to do the work of the whole? How would Jesus have succeeded in his work had he used only so much of truth as is considered practicable by the Christian world today? How long would Christianity have survived its Founder if he had never healed the sick?

The difference between Christian Science and other Christian denominations is as to whether Christianity shall be practised in its entirety in this present world. Christian Science maintains an unqualified affirmative. It is well known that Jesus did things which he told his disciples to do, and to teach others also to do, but which are now left out of the ordinary Christian's practice. Why is it that this is so? What excuse have the Christians of this century for excluding these things, among which is the healing of disease, from their "list of Christian duties" (Science and Health, p. 31), or for condemning Christian Scientists for including them?

Consistency and Growth
December 30, 1905

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