To say or imply that Christian Science is "made in...

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To say or imply that Christian Science is "made in America" and a man–made religion, as credited to a clergyman in a recent issue, has about as much force and effect with those who understand the subject as if he had said that Sir Isaac Newton made the law of gravitation. Newton was the only one among many astronomers who discovered that law and gave it mathematical expression, and it was reserved for Mrs. Eddy in these latter days to discover Christian Science and give it exact definition and expression in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and other writings.

Christian Science is defined by Mrs. Eddy on page 1 of "Rudimental Divine Science" as "the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony;" and on the same page the Principle of Christian Science is defined as "God, the Supreme Being, infinite and immortal Mind, the Soul of man and the universe. It is our Father which is in heaven. It is substance, Spirit, Life, Truth, and Love,—these are the deific Principle."

This law is as ancient as the ancient of days, and seventeen hundred Christian Science organization exist to–day as the result of the discovery of this law, whose thousands of members, as well as many others who are not members, have proved to their satisfaction that this law is available here and now for the salvation of mankind from sin and sickness. It is the same law referred to by Isaiah: "For a law shall proceed from me [the Lord], and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people." This law is spiritual, and it expresses God's universal and eternal will to mankind. It is the desire and prayer of every consistent Christian Scientist to understand this law and thus become obedient to God's will.

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