In a letter signed "L. B.," published in a recent issue,...

Buffalo (N. Y.) Express

In a letter signed "L. B.," published in a recent issue, there are certain statements which should not, in the interest of justice, be allowed to go unchallenged. While no just person will question one's right to believe and to assert, if he so believes, that "only one church handles and honors that bread of life as it should be" there is grave doubt as to his warrant for the assertion at the close of the same letter that "Christian Science is Satan's greatest joke, for it utterly denies Jesus and most of his words." As to the statement that Christian Science denies Jesus, nothing could be farther from the truth, as any honest investigator may quickly ascertain by reading the tenets of the church on page 497 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, or by following up the hundreds of references to Jesus found throughout the body of that book and the other writings of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

As to the interpretation and meaning of the life and teachings of the Master, Christian Scientists have the same rights as others to accept that view which seems to them most logical and nearest truth. They do accept him as the great Teacher, the Wayshower, pointing out the way of salvation to all mankind; not a deferred salvation the fruits of which may be gathered only at some far distant day, but salvation to be realized here and now in proportion as one gains the Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." Christian Scientists one in the fullest sense Paul's declaration, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." On page 332 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says: "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."

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March 23, 1918

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