A rector only a few weeks back deplored the fact that...

Mid-Sussex Times

A rector only a few weeks back deplored the fact that the neglect of his church "in the important part of her work," namely, healing as Jesus taught it, "had given an opportunity for Christian Science." But because Christian Science seized the opportunity neglected by his church is surely no reason why the rector should make it the subject of so unreasonable an attack. "Bolshevism," "absolute nonsense," "word juggling," "autosuggestion," to all of which he likens Christian Science, are his grounds for believing the religion wrong; and to help him in his supposition, he quotes numberless sentences from its textbook, all, however, shorn of their context—a method not generally considered a convincing one in these enlightened days.

Christian Science has encircled the globe because it is demonstrating the healing power as taught by Jesus. The tenets of this church are based solely upon his teachings; it therefore will not serve the rector's purpose to pronounce those tenets "cruel." It is a pity he omits to quote them, but they are open for all to read in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, on page 497. The last of them may help the rector to be more merciful in the future when he speaks of the death of a woman as "a supreme act of falling from grace"—a woman who helped so many through her rediscovery of the Christ-healing. The tenet reads: "And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure."

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