Christian Scientists assail no man's religious views

Rocky Mountain News

Christian Scientists assail no man's religious views. They find they have plenty to do in striving to live according to the standard established by Jesus Christ, both in their personal conduct and their relation to their fellow men. Christian Science is essentially a religion of the individual man. When understood, it heals his diseases, destroys his sins and vicious habits, and places before him, as a standard for his highest endeavor and aspiration, a perfect infinite God, Spirit, who is Love, and man His sinless, perfect, spiritual offspring, created "in the image of God," as the Bible declares. That Christian Science in holding to this ideal correctly interprets the teachings of Jesus and the prophets and apostles, is shown by its good effects in the lives of thousands of people at home and abroad. Christian Science, therefore, is not "a menace to our national life," it is not "fanaticism," it is not "an offshoot from religion," as some critics declare. It is the calm, scientific presentation of spiritual things, and its fruits have been, and will continue to be, happiness, concord, health, and holiness to all those who strive for and gain its message to humanity.

Through knowledge and wisdom, its culmination, the human soul rises above nature and becomes identified with God. This return to God is effected for nature in general, in man; for man in Christ and Christian; for the Christian, in his supernatural and essential union with God through the spirit of wisdom and science.

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January 6, 1912

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