Our critic writes that Christianity is not a science, that...

Columbus (Ohio) Journal

Our critic writes that Christianity is not a science, that it is a life. In Webster's dictionary, the word Christianity is defined as "practical conformity of one's inward and outward life to the spirit of the Christian religion." The word science is defined by the same authority as "knowledge of principles or facts." Surely a demonstrable knowledge of the teachings of the master Christian could very properly be termed the science (or facts) of Christianity, or Christian Science.

Evidently our critic is under the impression that science applies to physical phenomena only, for he states that "Christ never concerned himself about science." Quite the reverse is true, because Jesus was constantly concerned with science, or truth. Did he not say, "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free"? And is this not equivalent to saying that a person who does not know truth—fact or science—is therefore in bondage? There is no science of greater import than the science—or facts—of Christianity, or, as Mrs. Eddy has designated it, Christian Science.

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