An evangelist is quoted as saying, "Christian Science...

Virginia (Minn.) Enterprise

An evangelist is quoted as saying, "Christian Science denies the deity of Christ and is therefore not Christian." On the contrary, as every one knows who is familiar with the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, Christian Science teaches the divinity of Christ, but differentiates between Jesus the man and the spiritual Christ. On page 332 Mrs. Eddy says: "Jesus was born of Mary. Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness. The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual,—yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death. As Paul says: 'There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.' The corporeal man Jesus was human." Then follow these words: "Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God—the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth."

Again the evangelist said, "Christian Science is not a science but a system of mental healing." A better way to put it, perhaps, would be to say that "mental" is part of its system; and whether its opponents regard it as a science or not is of small consequence, in view of the fact that thousands of persons are daily giving evidence of its power to heal. Since Christian Science has as its foundation the teachings of Christ Jesus, it seems a rather difficult task for its opponents to expel it from among the denominations that call themselves Christian. Furthermore, Christian Science is steadily growing, notwithstanding sporadic attacks by evangelists.

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