THE CHRISTIANITY OF THE MASTER

Some writers who pose as critics of Christian Science have sought to differentiate between Christianity and Christian Science, but in doing this they have utterly ignored the best dictionary definitions of Christianity and at the same time have shown their ignorance of Christian Science. Webster defines Christianity as "practical conformity of one's inward and outward life to the spirit of the Christian religion." The Century Dictionary, which is equally clear in its definition, has this additional definition of "vital Christianity," namely, "the spirit manifested by Jesus Christ in his life, and which he commanded his followers to imitate;" and the Standard in its interpretation of this most important word, "the state of being a Christian or of living in conformity with the teachings of Jesus Christ," is entirely in line with both of these.

No more accurate definition of Christian Science and what it teaches can be found than that contained in the "declaration of faith," if we may so call it, to which every Christian Scientist has subscribed, as given on page 497 of Science and Health. From these tenets we may cite the first, second, and fourth as being particularly pertinent to the question under discussion. They are as follows:—

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