Statements in a recent issue are so extremely unjust in...

Fairfield (lowa) Republican

Statements in a recent issue are so extremely unjust in their implications as to require correction. These statements are as follows: "If Christian Science would only sail under its own colors and pose as Hindu philosophy, it would not be so objectionable." "I wonder if the wish is father to the thought in the denial of the fact of sin and of the hell to which it leads."

In the first place, there is nothing in the text-book of Christian Science which in any way justifies the assumption that its teachings are akin to Hindu philosophy. On the contrary, there is everything in its teachings to convince any person of unbiased thought that it is essentially Christian. This fact is emphasized in the experiences of those who have to some extent proved the practical value of its teachings. They know positively that they have been healed of various manifestations of discord or disease, and that their whole lives have been made better because of the application of these teachings.

In the second place, no Christian Scientist denies that mortal man is a sinner, neither does he deny that the false sense makes its own hell; but Christian Science does deny, and in its denial. it has Scriptural authority, that either sin or hell is any part of that which is the creation of God, who is infinite Love, or any part of eternity. Sin and hell being conditions of thought, they are destroyed or nullified and made of none effect through perfect and right conditions of thought. If the Bible does not teach this, then it teaches nothing of a positive nature.

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