I have read with much interest the report of the Antiquarian...

Saturday Standard

I have read with much interest the report of the Antiquarian Society jubilee in a recent issue, but in the address of Mr. Scott-Elliot I notice that he classes Christian Science with mesmerism, hypnotism, esoteric Buddhism, crystal-gazzing, etc., and calls it "an ancient superstition." Now, nothing could be said about Christian Science that would be wider of the mark than this. Mrs. Eddy defines Christian Science "as the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony" (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1). Christian Science destroys ignorance, fear, and superstition, and demonstrates the saying of our Master, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." The ever increasing number of those who are taking up the study of Christian Science testify of their freedom from fear gained through an understanding of the subject.

Mesmerism and hypnotism, on the other hand, always dwell in the realm of the human or carnal mind, and work through the belief of will-power, one mind controlling another; and since the carnal mind believes in good and evil dwelling together in the same consciousness, in other words, a "house divided against itself" which "is brought to desolation," no good can come of it. In the practise of Christian Science it is the utilization of the divine Mind, the Mind that was in Christ Jesus, which produces the beneficial results seen in the healing of sin and sickness, and brings to the patient the knowledge which Jesus said should come, namely, that "the kingdom of God is come unto you."

March 1, 1913

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