No one who has ever studied Mrs. Eddy's works could...

Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune

No one who has ever studied Mrs. Eddy's works could arrive at any conclusion beyond the one that Christian Science is the extreme opposite of any form of pantheistic theology. Christian Science exemplifies the Master's promise, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." This is the truth about God and man's relation to Him, and is taught in Christian Science with the primitive simplicity which was characteristic of the teachings of the Master. Christian Science does not deny the existence of pain, sin, and death as mortal experiences, but it does show, even as the Master taught, that by imbibing his precepts and bringing them out in daily practice, even as he overcome and destroyed those conditions, so we today accept of and receive the fulfilment of his promise, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."

Christian Science service is work in the cause of Truth, effort in the direction of the establishment of the kingdom of heaven here and now, and those who perhaps were indifferently interested in other forms of religion change their attitude through Christian Science because it presents to them that which is both practical and demonstrable, and thus becomes a part of their daily lives. Men's views of religion differ in greatly varying degrees, and instead of ridiculing or condemning we should be grateful for any change in a man's religious attitude which indicates that he has cast his net on the side of God—however feeble his efforts—instead of drifting on the side of infidelity, atheism, or agnosticism.

There is only one thing true and that is the truth. Everything must be tested by it, and the result, if correct, must be demonstrated. Christian Science furnishes this in every instance where honestly and conscientiously applied, and, as the Master said, "by their fruits ye shall know them."

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January 27, 1917

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