The Rev. Mr.—tells us that Christian Science is...

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The Rev. Mr.—tells us that Christian Science is on superstition, and yet "as a method of healing the system is entitled to favorable sonsideration." He admits that "it performs some real cures," but says that its fundamental teaching is "false in philosophy and false in fact."

Jesus plainly said that "a corrupt tree" cannot "bring forth good fruit." He also said, "By their fruits ye shall know them." Christian Science should be judged by its fruits, namely, the healing of sin and sickness. Superstition and ignorance do not heal the sick or reform the sinner. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy (p. 83), we read: "Between Christian Science and all forms of superstition a great gulf is fixed, as impassable as that between Dives and Lazarus." The critic objects to the teaching that God is All, yet the Bible states, "The Lord he is God; there is none else beside him." In Jeremiah we read, "Do not I fill heaven and earth?"

As to the critic's assertion that Christian Science has no claim to being a science because it is not based on matter, Webster's dictionary tells us that science is "accumulated and accepted knowledge which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery of general truths . . . knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth; comprehensive, profound, or philosophical knowledge." Therefore this Science, being an exact, demonstrable knowledge of Truth, undoubtedly has proved its right to the title of Science; and as it states and elucidates exact knowledge of the truth of Christianity, it is both scientific and Christian, hence the title Christian Science.

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