If one does not believe in or acknowledge the Christ,...

Woreester (Mass.) Telegram

If one does not believe in or acknowledge the Christ, of course no science nor anything else can, by such an one, be considered of Christthat is, Christian. But, on the other hand, if our definitions of science are at all reliable, then that system of religion which is based on fixed Principle, strict adherence to which will invariably bring about a definite and certain good result, is entitled to be classed as a science. Christian Science in the Science of right, or Christian living, and the mere physical healing which it brings about is not its chief aim, but is, in a sense, a by-product.

Our rabbi critic does not believe that healing is a part of the Church's work. This opinion is perfectly natural for him. but we prefer to take Christ Jesus as authority in this matter. He has made his position perfectly clear, and we believe we shall not go far astray in following his example. Our critic states that "the Church must either specialize in spirituality and ethics, or give to religionists an all-embracing philosophy of life which will include all the four aspects of our human nature, namely; the physical, the mental, the moral, and the spiritual." Christian Science does the latter (which includes the former), only it places the four aspects in exactly reverse order.

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October 24, 1908

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