In a recent issue I find an anonymous article under the...

Marengo (Iowa) Sentinel

In a recent issue I find an anonymous article under the caption "Fallacy of Christian Science Tenets," in which some critic who has not chosen to make himself known endeavors to prove that the first tenet of the Christian Science faith is not consistent with the Bible. It is evident to one who reads this carefully that this critic has failed to grasp the essential view-point of Christian Science, and for this reason is not qualified to criticize intelligently its teachings.

The tenet to which he objects reads as follows: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." Our critic states, "If this is true, that the Bible is sufficient, why does Mrs. Eddy say in Science and Health, page 456, 'A Christian Scientist requires my work Science and Health for his textbook, and so do all his students and patients'? What is this other than saying that the Bible is not sufficient?" It is a matter of common knowledge that all Christian people find it advantageous to use commentaries, Bible dictionaries, etc., in order more thoroughly to understand the teachings of the Scriptures. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" is the Christian Scientist's commentary on the Scriptures" and to them it has indeed proved to be a "Key to the Scriptures," in that it has unlocked the treasures contained therein and made them more practical to the individual need.

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