Christian Scientists have in no way lost their equilibrium...

Oklahoma News

Christian Scientists have in no way lost their equilibrium as a result of the unwarranted and unchristian attacks upon their religion by a visiting evangelist, since the opening of his campaign in Oklahoma City. Aside from desultory reference to Christian Science, carrying a certain amount of odium, his remarks lacked weight and conviction. It is apparent he is preaching for certain denominations and against others; it is inconceivable that the evangelist—whose mission is to save souls—who cheapens religion by vulgar references, can hope to win favor in the world of Christian endeavor. Such tactics fail to draw people from the Christian Science faith. The fact is that Christian Science is assailed by its clerical opponents mainly for the reason that it has been and is to-day furnishing a satisfying gospel to seekers for true religion, many of whom are members of other churches.

This evangelist has somewhat modernized his method of attack on Christian Science by the introduction of the Bible study class. After the close of his regular sermon the congregation is addressed by his assistant, who introduces her subject, "Christian Science compared with the Bible," running the usual gamut of misstatements and inaccurate quotations alleged to have been taken from Mrs. Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." These quotations are presented in a distorted, unrecognizable manner, and called "Christian Science."

September 4, 1920

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