In a recent issue I notice the remarks of the bishop of...

Sheffield (England) Telegraph

In a recent issue I notice the remarks of the bishop of Sheffield at the Sale Memorial church. The bishop is reported as coupling Christian Science with spiritualism, and condemning them both for always wanting to try to look beyond what had been revealed; and he is also reported as stating that God said: "Follow thou me. If I have not revealed it, then you can be quite sure that it is not for you to know." In the first place, I would like to state that Christian Science and spiritualism have absolutely nothing in common. With regard to the bishop's subsequent remarks, they are plainly nothing more or less than a plea for stagnation. The objection of the bishop is a very old one, and is exactly similar to the one adopted by the rabbis of old when they refused the teachings of Christ Jesus. To them his progressive teachings only meant the uprooting of effete doctrines, and they failed to recognize what enormous benefits these teachings brought to mankind. Christ Jesus, on the other hand, premised that "the Spirit of truth" would guide men into all truth, and the Bible states that to know God aright "is life eternal."

Today is a day of progress, and Christian Science is growing because it is bringing to men a clearer understanding of God and His Christ.

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