The California Christian Advocate recently published an...

San Francisco (Cal.) Examiner

The California Christian Advocate recently published an article in which the author claims to have made a careful study of Christian Science, and then quotes from Mark Twain and others who had written adversely on the subject. This proves that our critic did not look to reliable sources for his information. One who wished to understand the Bible would not study Ingersoll's or Paine's books, nor would he look to an advocate of allopathy for an elucidation of the homeopath's method of treatment.

There are thousands who gladly and gratefully testify to the fact that the study of the Bible in connection with the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," has brought them health and happiness and made them better men and women than they were before. The testimony of these thousands of earnest students has more weight than the opinions of a few who have never laid aside their prejudices long enough honestly to investigate the subject of Christian Science. Christian Science does not ignore evil, but shows how it is to be overcome with the truth. In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says: "At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good" (p. 571). The Bible teaches us that God is the only power, and Science and Health states, "Every mortal at some period, here orhereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God" (p. 569).

February 20, 1915

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