The Courier-Post of recent date reported a discourse of...

Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post

The Courier-Post of recent date reported a discourse of an evangelist, in which he takes the Christian Science doctrine severely to task for its teachings concerning sin. We regret that the reverend gentleman is so entirely mistaken in his estimate of the mission of Christian Science and the moral and spiritual force of this teaching to reform the lives of those who are weary and heavy laden with a sinful sense of existence.

It is true their religious convictions may seem to differ materially from those of the critic, yet Christian Scientists view with great concern the problems of sin confronting humanity, seemingly a serious hindrance to their march toward spiritual manhood and womanhood. We know full well that all the law and gospel must be fulfilled to attain this blessed state. The following "daily prayer," as set forth in The Mother Church Manual (p. 41) for the guidance of its members, verifies this and stands forth as the polar star in the profession of our faith: "'Thy kingdom come;' let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin; and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!"

March 30, 1912

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