In your report of the Rev. Mr.—'s criticism of Christian Science...

Milwaukee (Wis.) Sentinel

In your report of the Rev. Mr.—'s criticism of Christian Science in his address at a session of the Lutheran synod at Watertown, there is to be found a reiteration of what others have said who have misinterpreted the healing and saving mission of Christian Science. In answer to the charge that "Christian Science is incompatible with true Christianity," attention is called to the practical and much needed response which it is making to the appeals of humanity for deliverance from its suffering and woe.

The Master departed from the traditional beliefs of his time in order to prove that Christianity is demonstrable; and Christian Science insists that the power and success of Christianity is not to be found elsewhere than in the understanding of God and of the gospel which Christ Jesus taught and practised. From a survey of the many denominations at variance more or less with each other as to what the Scriptures teach, arises the question, Is there nothing more than mere human opinion upon which to lean for salvation? Christian Science replies in the affirmative and supports its assertion with practical proof.

The Master said: "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself," and in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 358) Mrs. Eddy says: "Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures, and sustains logically and demonstratively every point it presents. Otherwise it would not be Science, and could not present its proofs. ... It presents the calm and clear verdict of Truth against error, uttered and illustrated by the prophets, by Jesus, by his apostles, as is recorded throughout the Scriptures."

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