The necessity for strict adherence by Christian Scientists...

Danville (Ind.) Republican

The necessity for strict adherence by Christian Scientists to the teachings in the Sermon on the Mount may not be so clearly understood by the public as by Christian Scientists. In any event, the statement in a recent issue of your paper that a rumor to the effect that a revivalist had been taken ill suddenly and died in a hospital was thought to be "the dream of some Christian Scientist," would not be made by one familiar with the teachings and practice of Christian Science.

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy states (p. 271), "The Sermon on the Mount is the essence of this Science," and her writings reiterate over and over again that a Christian Scientist must love his enemies. This revivalist is an avowed enemy of Christian Science, and he has in many ways despitefully used and unwarrantedly persecuted Christian Scientists and their Leader, Mrs. Eddy, and it has been the duty of Christian Scientists to point out this fact through the public press; but a Christian Scientist should, and undoubtedly would, be the last person in the world to cause false rumors to be circulated about any one, even such a bitter enemy as the impassioned revivalist. The true Christian Scientist is praying, "Father, forgive him."

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November 24, 1917

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