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In a recent address an evangelist made the following statement,...
Troy (N. Y.) Times
In a recent address an evangelist made the following statement, referring to Christian Science: "It was known in the days of John the apostle as Gnosticism." Now Gnosticism was a heretical teaching of the second century. One of its doctrines was that the world was created by a god named Demiurge, who brought into existence two spirits called the æons, who in turn became the parents of a large family, chief among whom was Christ Jesus.
Christian Science teaches that God, divine Mind, is creator of the universe, and that Jesus was the offspring of Mary's "self-conscious communion with God," as Mrs. Eddy tells us on page 29 of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." There is therefore as much analogy between Christian Science and Gnosticism on this and other points as there is between Christ's Christianity and Gnosticism, and that is none at all, for Christian Science and original Christianity are one both in statement and in practice.
In his final instructions to his disciples, Jesus said that certain "signs" would follow them that understand his teachings. Among these he named the healing of the sick. In other words, Jesus said that spiritual understanding would have to be proved by demonstration. Christian Science lays emphasis on healing because Jesus laid emphasis on it.
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Principle as Understood in Christian Science
BERTHA V. ZEREGA
RALPH W. SMITH
Who Is Ready?
WILLIAM C. KAUFMAN
HELLEN L. YOUNG
Stilling of the Tempest
WARREN CHARLES KLEIN
The fact that Christian Science is becoming known and...
Judge Clifford P. Smith
The writer in the column entitled "What the Doctor...
Charles M. Shaw
"Be of good courage"
The Tempter Exposed
William D. McCrackan
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from Sarah W. Taylor, Don P. Halsey, O. E. Olin, John R. Brownell
Seventeen years ago, while living in my native state, Maine,...
Albert F. Gilmore
My healing in Christian Science occurred nine years ago
Words are inadequate fully to express the joy that one...
Arthur R. Mutton
Six years ago I was in a wretched physical condition,...
Jeannette E. Boehm
Through the reading of a testimony in a copy of the...
When I took leave of my friends in Germany a few years...
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