If your contributor had been true to his scholarly instincts,...


If your contributor had been true to his scholarly instincts, he would have taken care to verify his facts, and so would have avoided making the three serious mistakes which occur in his brief reference to Christian Science, as recorded in your columns recently. Even a cursory glance through the pages of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," will reveal the fact that Mrs. Eddy devotes a whole chapter to the subject of spiritualism, and that she carefully explains how widely the systems differ from each other. To pass on to the next point, Christian Science could not depart from its original basis without ceasing to be science; and, finally, if it failed to provide a remedy for sin, it would be equally powerless before disease, since it heals them both in the same way. As a matter of fact, the healing of sickness is but an incident in the great work of mental and moral regeneration in which it is engaged.

St. John tells us that "the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." The mission of Christianity today is the same as it was two thousand years ago, and Christian Science is daily proving its right to the name by the truly Christian work of exterminating in human consciousness the sinful habits, desires, and thoughts, the ignorance, fear, and errors of every kind, which are the producers of disease and death. "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect," was the great Master's injunction to his disciples; and the beneficial work of Christian Science will not cease until that goal is reached, and God's will is "done in earth, as it is in heaven."

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