In an article in your paper, statements "made in the...

Zanesville (Ohio) Times Recorder

In an article in your paper, statements "made in the Lambeth Encyclical" if not corrected would give your readers a wholly erroneous impression of Christian Science. For instance, this great religion is never classed with spiritualism and theosophy by any one possessing sufficient information to deal with his subject intelligently. On page 13 of her book "No and Yes" Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states: "Science is not susceptible of being held as a mere theory. It is hoary with time. It takes hold of eternity, voices the infinite, and governs the universe. No greater opposites can be conceived of, physically, morally, and spiritually, than Christian Science, spiritualism, and theosophy."

That Christian Science can cause its adherents to be drawn into practices which "injure their spiritual life and endanger their loyalty to Christ and to the fellowship of His church," to quote from this same report, is a statement that would be resented by many people in your city who are not Christian Scientists, but who have been able to observe that the adherents of this faith are loving and true Christians. Christ is the living and loving head of the Christian Science church. There are over twelve hundred Christian Science churches and societies in this country alone, each and every one of which owes its existence to the fact that people were healed by the Christ-method as taught in Christian Science, and, out of sheer gratitude to God for this healing, founded these churches in which to worship the ever living God.

In the next paragraph of this published article is a statement to the effect that "there is much in Christian Science which ought to be found within the church." If, prior to the establishment of the first Christian Science church in 1879, the other churches had been emulating the teachings and practice of our Master, Jesus the Christ, there would have been no reason for establishing the Christian Science church. In this same paragraph the statement is made that "church people receive, and must always receive, with all thankfulness, as from God, the help which medical skill and devotion can give." In a current number of a prominent monthly magazine is an article, "The Confessions of a Family Doctor," reported from a physician who has been in the general practice of medicine for nearly a quarter of a century, which contains this statement: "Nearly everything that we doctors do is based more or less on guesswork and is subject to change and contradictory methods from year to year." It may be well for your readers to think of this statement in connection with the one above quoted from the Lambeth Encyclical.

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February 25, 1922

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