Our critic admitted that Christian Science had a grain of...

Kincardineshire (Scotland) Observer

Our critic admitted that Christian Science had a grain of truth in its teaching. Are we not thus reminded of one of our Lord's parables, about a certain grain of mustard seed and how it grew into a great tree? This is just exactly what has happened in the history of Christian Science. In 1866 a grain of truth was divinely planted in the loving heart and pure consciousness of that noble woman, Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Today, just fifty years afterward, this world wide movement has indeed become to unnumbered thousands of human beings a great tree of life, with many branches shooting out from the parent stem and spreading to the uttermost parts of the earth. Moreover, do we not read in Revelation that the leaves of the tree of life were for the healing of the nations?

On page 162 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the well known text-book of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy has written these words: "Christian Science acts as an alterative, neutralizing error with Truth. It changes the secretions, expels humors, dissolves tumors, relaxes rigid muscles, restores carious bones to soundness." The right way and indeed the only way to judge of Christian Science is by its fruits; that is, by ascertaining some of the tremendous amount of good it has done in healing the sick and the sinning. Multitudes are continually expressing their gratitude for the healing they have received from Christian Science, and also for the great and enduring services which Mrs. Eddy has thus rendered to humanity. No one who properly understands the teachings of Christian Science and has fairly investigated its results, could possibly condemn it, or say an unkind word about Mrs. Eddy. "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit." These simple yet remarkable words uttered by the Master many centuries ago are still true today.

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