There was one point in what was said about Christian Science,...

Chelsea (Mass.) Evening Record

There was one point in what was said about Christian Science, as reported in an issue of your paper, with which Christian Scientists can agree. That is, Christian Science is no substitute for Christianity. Christian Science is Christianity; it is the Christianity of the four gospels; it is the Christianity of Christ Jesus. No one should say that Christian Science either is or claims to be a substitute for Christianity.

As regards the other points stated by the same speaker, that Christian Science leaves out the personality of God, the doctrine of sin, the creation of matter, and the atonement; all that he could possibly mean, if he spoke intelligently and truthfully, is that Christian Science does not present the same view of these subjects that he does. The teachings of Christian Science on these subjects are definite, spiritual, and Scriptural. Speakers for other denominations do not get anywhere by assuming that their various doctrines are standards to which all must conform. Take, for instance, the atonement. There are fifty-seven varieties of belief on that subject. It is prominent in Christian Science,—and when the clergyman said that Christian Science leaves out the atonement he did not do justice even to himself.

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