It is almost incredible in these days of world-wide recognition...

The St. Louis (Mo.) Republic

It is almost incredible in these days of world-wide recognition of the results of the teachings and practice of Christian Science that any one should make the statement attributed to one of the professors of the St. Louis University in an issue of the Republic: "Christian Science is a good example of dogmatism. They can't prove anything and they believe everything." One of the things we do not believe is that our critic really thinks we are as foolish as the remark implies!

The definitions of the word dogma and its derivatives range all the way from "arrogant assertion" to "doctrine, especially a religious doctrine, asserted and adopted on authority." In the latter sense Christianity itself is dogmatic, for its Founder specifically declared, "My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me," and he assured his critics that "if any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself."

Men do not "gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles," today any more than they did in the dawn of the Christian era; and in the fruitage of Christian Science is to be found the best evidence of its derivation from and conformity to the teachings of the great Nazarene, who said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."

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