Christian Science treats of infinite truth, the emanation...

Morning Graphic

Christian Science treats of infinite truth, the emanation of the divine, omnipresent, all-powerful, and all-governing intelligence which created and controls all, from the atom to immensity. Inasmuch as the term righteousness (rightness, strict accord with the unalterable and undeviating Principle of right) has come to be considered synonymous with the terms holiness (wholeness) and morality, it takes no tortuous process of reasoning to conceive that morality is but a strict conformity to some underlying spiritual law, entailing, of course, a knowledge of that law. We fail to see how the good doctor can possibly overlook the fact that a proper development of the moral nature is in the true sense of the term a process of higher education. A system that conduces to higher morality, as our critic admits Christian Science to be, is educational, is pre-eminently worthy the exercise of the best mental faculties, and entails indeed a keener insight and perspicuity than are required to grasp the most abstruse "scientific" truths. The learning of Jesus, who best understood spiritual truth, was wondered at by the wise men of his day, and it was said of him that he taught as one having authority and not as the scribes, while he himself said very significantly of his disciples on one occasion that while he had much to say unto them in addition to what he had already taught, they were not able to bear (understand and appropriate) it, until their capacity to grasp the truth had increased. Men are beginning to see that to be made free by truth (free from all forms of error, including sin and disease), that truth must be known. In other words, morality is rightness with God, unattainable without a knowledge of Him. Christian Science treats of so infinite a theme as to render it impossible of pursuit without imparting to the human mind great elasticity, rendering it more capable of taking in truth, thus enhancing and facilitating educational possibilities. The facts of the case also bear out this statement, for commercial, professional, and educational men in large numbers to-day bear witness to the fact that a knowledge of Christian Science, as outlined by Mrs. Eddy in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," broadens the intellectual horizon, develops latent forces, and imparts a deepr insight upon the basis of the Scriptural injunction, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

R. Stanhope Easterday.
Morning Graphic (Greensburg, Ind.)

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