In a recent issue of the Journal the very inconsistent...

Chickasha (Okla.) Journal

In a recent issue of the Journal the very inconsistent statement was set forth by a local contributor to the effect that a minister in one of the Chickasha churches had characterized Christian Science as "being both unchristian and unscientific," and coupled this with the contributor's conclusion that "there was nothing offensive in his treatment of the subject." Now Christian Science accepts without reservation the Bible teachings as basic, and absolutely believes that our Master, Christ Jesus, meant exactly what he commanded his disciples to do, as recorded in Matthew, namely, "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."

Again the Master's voice is heard admonishing his disciples to carry the gospel of Love to every creature and telling them what signs would follow,—the casting out of evil, the healing of the sick. Christian Scientists do not circumscribe the commands of our Master, nor his promises, nor the ever-presence of the Christ. "Lo, I am with you alway," is the sweet assurance which has comforted the sorrowing, which has substituted love in lieu of bitterness and malice, which has called wanderers away from channels of depraved appetite and passion and clothed them again in their right mind, which has illumined the consciousness darkened by thoughts of death with the glorious apprehension that there is no death.

"Because I live, ye shall live also." These words of our Master mean just what they express, and Christian Scientists believe them; and they are striving to have that Mind in them "which was also in Christ Jesus." The ministry of our Master was a ministry of doing as well as of preaching. He is our Exemplar. His ministry was a demonstrable religion. He proved the efficacy of his teaching; therefore it was scientific. Christian Scientists strive to emulate him, their religion is based on his teachings and practice; therefore it is both scientific and Christian.

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