I am glad to find Mr. — recognizing that Christian Science...

The Dundalk (Ireland) Herald

I am glad to find Mr. — recognizing that Christian Science is a doctrine of Life—it is indeed the Science of Life, the Science of living as God means us to live. He seems to think that because Christian Scientists have not as yet been able to prove the more advanced problems of this Science it is therefore unreasonable; but I feel sure a little thought on his part will enable him to see that this is not so. Let us take a more commonly accepted science, the science of mathematics. Is this science proved unreasonable because some of its students have not yet mastered its rules sufficiently to work out the higher problems? Students of mathematics are willing to acknowledge that though they have not yet mastered the whole science, the proofs they have already had of its truth convinces them of the whole, and they are willing to accept from those who have been able to prove it the assurance that all may avail themselves of the rule and do likewise.

So it is with Christian Science. If your correspondent will study Christian Science with an open mind and apply its rules to his daily life, he can get the results for himself. The first and simplest ones will be better health, peace of mind, and more unselfish life motives; but let him not make the mistake of thinking he now knows all that Christian Science is. The proof that one understands it is that one is able to demonstrate it.

With regard to raising the dead, Christian Scientists are grateful that Jesus, the great Exemplar, did this and proved it part of the Father's will he came to teach. Enoch was translated, and also Elijah, and Christian Scientists know that if they are faithful in little things they will most assuredly be made rulers over many. With regard to our critic's request to let him have the doctrine of a full salvation, I will refer him to the Scriptures. He is mistaken when he says Christian Science repudiates any of the Bible teachings. It accepts them all.

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Truth that Makes Free
October 23, 1915

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