I believe that it is the rule rather than the exception for...

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I believe that it is the rule rather than the exception for students of religion, whether Protestant, Catholic, or Jew, to use commentaries and explanatory writings in their Scriptural study. Probably the commentary that the student finds most helpful he uses most often. In the same way Christian Scientists use "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. They do not follow through blind belief the statements made therein, nor do they base their hope for eternal life upon any personal interpretation of the Scriptures, as a recent contributor to your columns mistakenly believes.

Those who have chosen to accept the teachings of Christian Science as they are set forth by its Discoverer, Mrs. Eddy, have done so not from any belief in her personal infallibility, but rather because they have found in those teachings an explanation of Christianity which has appealed to them not only as reasonable and logical, but more important still, as adaptable to the every-day needs of man. Her devotion to the divine Principle of Christ's teachings, which it was her life endeavor to make better understood, and her refusal to permit personal adoration to cloud this all-important purpose, is evidenced many times in her writings, as instanced by a quotation from "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 129), where she admonishes the members of her church as follows: "Accept my counsel and teachings only as they include the spirit and the letter of the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the teachings and example of Christ Jesus."

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