An article appeared in a recent issue of The lvy Leaf, published...

Santa Cruz (Cal.) Sentinel

An article appeared in a recent issue of The lvy Leaf, published by the rector of Calvary Episcopal church, and through the columns of your paper I would like to make reply.

The Ivy Leaf quotes the arguments of Dr.—in support of the statement that "Christian Science contradicts the church's creed at every point." There are many creeds and many interpretations of those creeds, but Christ Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life." He also said, "Follow me." He formulated no creed, but said, "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." While the Pharisees were debating over the propriety of healing on the Sabbath day, Jesus healed the man with the withered hand, and while the advocates of different creeds are arguing over theological technicalities, Christian Scientists are obeying Jesus' command to "preach the gospel" and "heal the sick."

Christian Science teaches the availability of God's law in this and every age. Its practice is the realization of God's omnipresence, and it is this realization or consciousness that heals sin and sickness. We read in Jeremiah, "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" The understanding of the omnipresence of God and its manifestation in the healing of the sick is not a new teaching, but because the church had seemingly lost sight of the power this understanding gives, it had to be rediscovered to this age by one who was spiritually minded enough to discern the meaning of Christ Jesus' teaching.

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