This age cares little for dogmas and creeds; the value...

Shrevesport (La.) Times

This age cares little for dogmas and creeds; the value of religion nowadays is estimated by its effectiveness, and surely Mrs. Eddy's teaching is a religion of good works, since thousands of persons in this country and abroad are alive and well today through the benign influence of Christian Science, after having failed to recover through other means. Many a drunkard has been reclaimed, many a family feud has been destroyed, and thousands have been reformed through the strength gained in Christian Science.

A careful study of the Christian Science text-book, Science and Health, is convincing that Mrs. Eddy plants herself unreservedly upon the teaching of the Master, the fundamental lesson in Christian Science being our Lord's declaration, "God is a Spirit." She does not deviate from this premise in any of her conclusions. She endorses the Christ of the Bible, and the proof of this fact is the practicality of her religion. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Christian Science proves its divine orgin, its consistency with the Christ, by its good fruits; even as the Master proved his divinity by good works. Jesus said: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth." He taught that his departure was necessary to usher in the Spirit of truth. Thus the Master confirms Mrs. Eddy's teaching that the definite rule by which he performed his mighty works would be perceived as a result of a correct understanding of his life and works. The Spirit of truth is the spiritual understanding of Truth as distinct from material observation. It is that understanding which is deduced from the premise, "God is a Spirit," in contradistinction to the evidence of the material senses. Paul said, "The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other."

October 30, 1909

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