It has been said that the best way of opposing Christian Science...

Everett (Mass.) Republican

It has been said that the best way of opposing Christian Science "is by helping men to see how much more desirable is the faith of the church." As a matter of course, if one's religion is true and practical it is possible to show this fact by one's works, and thus win a following by perfectly legitimate means, for the Master said, "By their fruits ye shall know them." However, before declaring any particular form of religion to be an "imposture," it is well enough to make sure that one's standard of measurement is correct. Christian Science may with safety to itself be tested by God's Word. Its premises are the exact words of the Bible and all its deductions are consistent. It is not claimed that the Christian Science text-book is "actually superior" to the Bible. It is what its name indicates, a "Key to the Scriptures;" i.e., it is the Christian Scientist's commentary. Our critic comments upon the Scriptures, but does that signify that he considers his writings "actually superior" to the Scriptures? Such a claim would be on a par with that which he brings against the Christian Science text-book.

Our critic declares that Christian Science "uses Christian terminology, professes reverence for Christ and the Bible," but with "fantastic errors." How does he account for the fact that Christian Scientists have a more lively interest in the Bible than they did while members of other churches. They love it more than ever before and they are now able to heal sin and sickness through the increased knowledge of Truth which Christian Science has afforded them.

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