Sixteen years ago Mrs. Eddy wrote the following words:...

Aberdeen (Scot.) Gazette

Sixteen years ago Mrs. Eddy wrote the following words: "If the lives of Christian Scientists attest their fidelity to Truth, I predict that in the twentieth century every Christian church in our land, and a few in far-off lands, will approximate the understanding of Christian Science sufficiently to heal the sick in his name" (Pulpit and Press, p. 22).

In your article "The Meaning of Christian Science," you draw attention to the increasing interest in mental healing, and to the efforts being made in some of the churches to keep people from going in for Christian Science by offering them something as a substitute. It will be a cause of rejoicing to every Christian Scientist to see the members of other Christian churches healing the sick in Christ's name, but so far we see few, if any, looking in the right direction. As people in general have little knowledge of what Christian Science teaches, your readers may be interested to hear a little of its methods, and will thereafter be in a better position to contrast them with those of other systems.

Christian Science starts with the statements that God is infinite, that He is Spirit, Love, lawgiver, the ruler of the universe. If He is the lawgiver and ruler of the universe, He must be intelligence, Mind; and if He is also infinite, then He must be infinite Mind, infinite intelligence. This is but another way of saying that God is omniscient, since it is plain that omniscience must be limitless, boundless, infinite intelligence. Considering this point a little more closely, we find that if we are really to accept this statement as true, then God must also be the only Mind, since there cannot be more than one Mind if this one is infinite. Christian Science, therefore, maintains that there is but one Mind. God, and that all true intelligence, wherever manifested, must be the reflection of this one and only Mind. The confusion which hides this great truth from the ages arises from the false belief that intelligence can be separated from truth, purity, and goodness.

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