In a recent attack made on Christian Science from the...

St. Albans (Vt.) Messenger

In a recent attack made on Christian Science from the pulpit of one of the churches in St. Albans, an evangelist is reported as having said: "God is not all, as the book of Mrs. Eddy would have you think. There is a lot of rubbish in this city that does not belong to God and we have no right to wish it on Him."

In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we find as one of the religious tenets of Christian Science, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (p. 497). Let us consider in the light of Scripture why Mrs. Eddy teaches that God is All. St. John says: "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." In Genesis we read: "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Since everything God made was pronounced good, surely no one should wish to credit Him with having made "rubbish." The reverend gentleman, not Mrs. Eddy, has made the fatal mistake of not distinguishing between the real and unreal, the spiritual and the material.

Again, the evangelist is reported as having said, "Eddyism is going down, has got to go down; it is not true." Surely all reasoning people should be willing to apply to Christian Science the test which in the book of Acts Gamaliel recommended the opponents of Christianity to apply to it: "If this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."

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