In his sermon on "Christianity and Modern Thought,"...

Merthyr (Wales) Express

In his sermon on "Christianity and Modern Thought," reported in a recent issue, the Rev. Mr.—alludes to the "cunning craftiness" of Christian Science. I will not do him the injustice of assuming that he meant this in anything but a Pickwickian sense, but I will ask you to permit me to point out how far from the truth such an insinuation is.

For a century or more it has been the aim of certain schools of thought to reconcile the dogmas of orthodox Christianity with the theories of natural science. The effort has been half-hearted, because the designers have always hesitated to push their conclusions logically home, and the results have been meager, because the responsibility of demonstration has never been boldly accepted. Yet it must be possible to gain a knowledge of spiritual truth, at least as full and exact, in a word as scientific, as that which we possess of material phenomena. The Greek phrase which in the authorized version of the Bible is translated "knowledge of the truth," one of the most brilliant scholars in the church has shown to mean the knowledge of the absolute, or that which is; and this knowledge of the absolute is only what, in another phrase of the authorized version, is described as knowledge of God, but which should, of course, be translated, full or exact, in other words, scientific knowledge of God, that is, of Truth.

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