The statement of a clergyman in a recent sermon that a...

London (Ont.) Advertiser

The statement of a clergyman in a recent sermon that a study of the Bible would keep men away from such errors as Christian Science, etc., requires some comment. Mrs. Eddy, writing in the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says, in speaking of her discovery of this Science: "The Bible has been my only authority. I have had no other guide in 'the straight and narrow way' of Truth" (p. 126). The first tenet of The Church of Christ, Scientist, is: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (p. 497). One of the first and most noticeable effects of the teaching of Christian Science on its students is their increased love and reverence for the Bible, and the greater diligence with which they study it. Many who used to look upon the study of the Bible as a hardship, now find it one of their greatest pleasures, because of the light thrown upon its truths by Christian Science, which proves indeed that the Word of God is a "sufficient guide" in all the affairs of life. Surely a teaching which produces these results cannot be such an "error" as our critic seems to think. Certain it is that a general study of Christian Science would bring about the very condition he wishes for, namely, a greater study of the Bible.

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