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Some weeks ago comment was permitted in your paper on an attack on Christian Science which appeared in an inter-denominational religious monthly," reproduced locally for Australian circulation. A further attack appears in the current number of the same publication, and appeal is therefore again made to your impartiality for that opportunity of reply which is denied by the religious paper in question.

It would be more satisfactory if critics of Christian Science would substantiate their quotations from Mrs. Eddy's writings by reference to the book and page in which the quotation might be sought. Christian Scientists believe that the spiritual man of God's creating has an indestructible life, and that "as mortals begin to understand Spirit, they give up the belief that there is any true existence apart from God" (Science and Health, p. 283). Christian Scientists do not regard death as a kindly friend, through whose welcoming portals they are to be ushered into a heaven of boundless bliss. They look upon death as an unrelenting enemy, "the last enemy that shall be destroyed;" and they believe that, if death is never to be overcome, such affirmation would never have been made regarding it. Jesus taught by precept and example that death can be overcome by spiritual life, and Christian Scientists believe his statement, "If a man keep my saying he shall never see death." He gave the lie to death by raising the dead, and finally by his own supreme victory over death and the grave.

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