There are certain respects in which the teachings of Christian Science...

Mount Vernon (Ill.) News

There are certain respects in which the teachings of Christian Science differ from those of other Christian denominations of the present day, but the most marked difference is in the practice of Christian healing, and in that respect Christian Science follows closely the practice of the followers of Jesus for nearly three centuries. As no two denominations agree in their teachings, however, this difference should not subject Christian Science to attack. Christian Science does not deny the creation of the universe, but it does deny that God created "the world, the flesh, and the devil," since the Bible says that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." This being true, he did not create evil. "The universe" and "matter" are not necessarily synonymous either in or out of the Bible. It may be that Christian Science denies the evangelist's concept of the Holy Spirit, but that is a very different thing from denying the Holy Spirit itself. The beautiful chapter on Marriage in the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, sets forth her teachings on that subject, and the chapters on Creation and Genesis explain God, man, and the universe as understood in Christian Science.

A religion is not harmed by attacks made upon it, particularly when these are based on incorrect statements. No religion is less dependent on what people say about it than Christian Science, for it justifies itself through its practical effects on the lives and health of its adherents; and since it continues to heal sickness and sin, those who know most about it think well of it, whether others approve of their conclusions or not.

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