An evangelist at one of the city churches thinks it is an...

The Pueblo (Col.) Chieftain

An evangelist at one of the city churches thinks it is an evidence of "instability" for persons to accept Christian Science. Evidently the gentleman spoke from little personal knowledge of Christian Scientists or he would not entertain such an erroneous view. To denounce the religious views of others who differ from them has been a favorite method with disputatious theologians from time immemorial; but these verbal volleys have accomplished little of value, and their weakness is clearly apparent when measured by the life and work of Christ Jesus, who brushed aside theological dogmas and boldly declared that the test of a man's knowledge of God was result, and these results were to be manifested in healing the sick and reforming the sinner. Christian Scientists accept Jesus' standard of judgment, and through their teaching the divine method of healing the sick and the sinning is again reinstated, as in the time of primitive Christianity. It is furthermore evident that those who refuse to obey the command of Jesus to "heal the sick" can more rightly be charged with "instability" than Christian Scientists who strive to follow all the commands of the Master.

This critic further charges that Christian Science "binds the brains," whatever that may mean. If by this remark he means that Christian Science hinders the genuine intellectual and spiritual development of its students, he is greatly mistaken, since it has no such effect. An organization which has spread all over the civilized world in the short space of forty years, has built beautiful churches in our great cities, publishes a great metropolitan daily newspaper, and numbers among its adherents many eminent men and women in all walks of life, can hardly with sincerity be accused of mental stagnation.

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July 19, 1913

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