In a recent issue of the Telegram, an evangelist replied to...

San Luis Obispo (Cal.) Telegram

In a recent issue of the Telegram, an evangelist replied to the question, "What is Christian Science?" by rendering a definition which he admitted to be his own opinion about the subject, but in reality it only amounted to a display of blind prejudice and ribald wit.

Assuming that the question was asked in good faith, will you kindly state that Christian Science is a modern term applied by Mrs. Eddy to her discovery that the laws of God as understood, taught, and practised by Christ Jesus were equally available and demonstrable to the solution of present-day problems. Her teaching is preeminently Christian in conformity with the definition of the word in Webster's dictionary, namely, "One who believes or professes or is assumed to believe in Jesus Christ and the truth as taught by him," and it also measures up to the test of a Christian established by Jesus himself in his statement, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Besides, it is scientific, for it proves every step of its way according to rules as exact and demonstrable as the rules of mathematics.

On page 126 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says: "I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles. The Bible has been my only authority."

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