A sermon preached in Omaha in opposition to Christian Science...

Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald

A sermon preached in Omaha in opposition to Christian Science assumed such a bias as to call for a few words of comment. It would seem that we might all agree to certain axiomatic propositions,—as that one should not make solemn and reiterated statements that the text-book of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, is such a mass of jumbled confusion that no one can understand it, and then proceed for over two hours to expound its fundamental teachings and denounce them.

Further, the dispassionate listener is apt to be put on inquiry when the church that admittedly has failed in its duty to obey the command to "heal the sick," admits that Christian Science is endeavoring to meet that duty, and yet denounces this religion as unscriptural and contrary to the teachings of Jesus. It brings one near enough to the shores of Galilee to hear the Pharisees say, "This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils," and thus history repeats itself. "Whereas I was blind, now I see," has been accepted for centuries as the final word of argument, and so long as Christian Science submits to this test, it ill becomes any other church to denounce as blasphemous the works which it admits Jesus commanded and which it has failed to do.

No prolixity of discourse is needed to prove the fundamental teachings of Christian Science, nor should these be the occasion of any surprise or as if a mystery had been uncovered. That Christian Science teaches that God is Spirit, Life, Truth, is indeed true. The mystery lies in the fact that a minister of the gospel of a Christian church in an unusually intelligent community should find fault with the proposition. It is safe to say that there is not a member of the infant class in the critic's Sunday school who does not know that "God is love," and probably not one of them ever heard of Science and Health.

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