We are always pleased to have one admit, as our critic...

Minneapolis (Minn.) Journal

We are always pleased to have one admit, as our critic has done, that even part of the teaching of Christian Science is true, especially the fact that Jesus' "chief aim was the complete salvation of man," "not his soul only, but his body as well." This is just what we advocate, and we do not believe he could have fallen so far short of his mission as to leave mankind at the mercy of suffering.

If our critic understood God to be Truth, and Christ to be the Saviour of all, he certainly would see the practical application of these words of our Master, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Can it be true that one suffering from a troublesome tooth or headache is free? Jesus made it plain that sin, disease, and death were of the devil, evil, and John said in his first epistle, "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." It cannot seem strange that there are some who still doubt the coming of Christ, Truth, here and now, when even John the Baptist was in doubt as to the Messiahship until the Master's works were revealed unto him.

This same truth that Jesus taught and demonstrated centuries ago is again revealed to mankind through Christian Science, and to understand this truth will not, as our critic puts it, "reduce man in his present state to a nonenity," but it will remove the "maze" or the mist, and bring to consciousness the real man—man made in God's image and likeness.

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