The Standard Dictionary gives this definition of Christian Science:...

Washington (D.C.) Times

The Standard Dictionary gives this definition of Christian Science: "A system of healing disease, founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866, based on belief of perfect salvation from sin, disease, and death, by a complete spiritual understanding of the teachings of Christ." It should be a matter of general interest to know if this definition can be verified, and the fact that there are Christian Science churches throughout the civilized world gives ample opportunity for investigation.

In the sermon in question the pastor is quoted as saying that the statements of Christian Science are confusing. In the science of astronomy we discredit the physical senses and say that the earth moves and that the sun relatively stands still, and then we speak of the rising and setting of the sun; yet this is not considered confusing, because we understand what is meant; and in the same way Christian Science need not be confusing.

The pastor makes the statement that the Christian Science text-book is not a key to the Scriptures, and cannot be understood. This is equivalent to saying that he does not understand it, and that therefore nobody does. This position is hardly logical, and does not agree with my experience. In ten years I have gained more practical knowledge of the Bible through the text-book than I gained in the twenty years preceding as a member of the Congregational church, and this experience is not exceptional.

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