To refer to Science and Health as Mrs. Eddy's Bible is inexcusable,...

The Solomon (Kan.) Tribune

To refer to Science and Health as Mrs. Eddy's Bible is inexcusable, and such a statement is sufficient evidence to convict our critic of having no knowledge of the teaching of Christian Science. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" is just what the name implies. It is a commentary or Bible help, and in no sense has it ever been referred to as a Bible by Mrs. Eddy or her followers. Its teachings are based upon the Scriptures, and they so illumine the spiritual nature and essence of the Holy Bible that it has become the daily companion of hundreds of thousands of persons who at one time looked upon it as a book of mystery. No doubt our friend has in his library many Bible helps, so why should he object because Christian Scientists have a book of this kind?

Mrs. Eddy deals with the question of existence from a spiritual basis, hence the teachings of Christian Science coincide with the spiritual import of the Bible. What she says in regard to food and its effects upon the body is correlative with the words of our Lord and Master, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." The Scriptures also record that Daniel and his three companions proved that God, divine Mind, is the life and strength of man, when they refused the king's wine and meat, and after living on pulse and water, "their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat."

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