A concept of Christian service which includes the public...

Grand Rapids (Mich.) Herald

A concept of Christian service which includes the public denunciation of the honest religious beliefs of others as a necessary element of preaching the gospel, is strangely at variance with the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount. The revivalist who criticized Christian Science in a recent sermon, as reported in the Herald, not only fractured the Golden Rule but showed such dense ignorance of the subject as wholly to mislead his hearers.

In its theory and practice Christian Science has nothing in common with either theosophy or Buddhism, except those principles of morality and goodness which should be a necessary part of any religion. Christian Science is based solely on the Bible. It accepts the teachings of Christ Jesus in their entirety. It teaches the emulation of the Master in all his ways. Christian Scientists are therefore not only preaching the gospel but are successfully healing the sick, regenerating the sinful, and casting out evil in strict obedience to Jesus' commands.

There is hardly a city, hamlet, or countryside in the civilized world but has its witnesses to the beneficence of the healing mission of Christian Science. There are hundreds of thousands of these grateful people. Scores of thousands have been healed after all other methods have failed. No modern religious denomination has enjoyed so marvelous a growth, and no single agency in the world's history has made more earnest and sincere students of the Bible than has Christian Science. These results have been obtained without public criticism of the religious convictions of others. They have been achieved quietly without emotionalism or sensationalism.

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