I quite agree that the reference to Christian Science in...

Corvallis (Ore.) Gazette

I quite agree that the reference to Christian Science in the sermon reported in a late issue was uncalled for. However, since it was made, the question may arise as to whether it is not significant that Christian Science should be mentioned as having something to do with calling attention to certain shortcomings in other directions. If the teaching of Christian Science is receiving the consideration of large numbers who have been unsatisfied elsewhere, it does not follow logically, as the gentleman infers, that such teaching is in the nature of illusion, but rather that it satisfies their hope and aspiration in larger degree.

Humanity expects certain things of the church. These things the Christian Science church and the writings of Mrs. Eddy are endeavoring to promote, and according to the signs of the times they are succeeding. Some of these things are, first, a better understanding of God as the only creating, maintaining, and controlling Principle. Second, a better understanding of God's law and what is necessary to obedience thereto, in order that it may be recognized as operative here and now, so that greater good will be the result. Third, the recognition of man as made in His image and likeness, and the process whereby this recognition is proved to be helpful in abolishing the false sense thereof. All this in order that mankind may have a larger degree of satisfaction than it has had, and the universe manifest more in the way of fulfilment of the divine purpose.

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