The teachings of Christian Science are the teachings of...

Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune

The teachings of Christian Science are the teachings of pure and undefiled religion as taught and practiced by Jesus. They are not new, nor did Mrs. Eddy invent them. She simply discovered and revealed to hungering humanity the spiritual meaning of the words and works of the prophets, the Master, and his disciples. As the result of her labors, vast multitudes have been healed physically, mentally, and morally. Thousands of these cases turned to Christian Science for healing after they had failed to get relief from material methods.

The teachings of Christian Science are in no way disproved by the passing away of Mrs. Eddy, nor does her passing in any way indicate that she "repudiated her doctrine." The fact remains that eternal Life is God, who knows no death. Through a false sense of life we may seem to die, but this does not in any way interfere with immortal life, which is revealed through spiritual understanding. "To be carnally minded is death;" wrote Paul in the eighth chapter of Romans, "but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Death, then, is the result of the belief of life in matter. Mrs. Eddy clearly sets forth the position of Christian Science in this regard on page 329 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" when, in speaking for herself and others, she says: "Because you cannot walk on the water and raise the dead, you have no right to question the great might of divine Science in these directions. Be thankful that Jesus, who was the true demonstrator of Science, did these things, and left his example for us." The teachings of Christian Science are absolute, but Christian Scientists are able to demonstrate these teachings only so far as they understand them.

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