The aim of Christian Scientists is to have more and more...

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

The aim of Christian Scientists is to have more and more consciously the Mind of Christ. This endeavor is crowned with success only in proportion as we gain a better understanding of God and His Christ. Thus it is that Christian Scientists are constant, consistent, daily students of the Bible. In this study the Bible is approached from the spiritual standpoint, since it is written from that standpoint. It was this spiritual understanding which Jesus labored so diligently to impart to his disciples. Christian Scientists are aided in their study of the Bible by their textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. It has been said that Christian Science has made more earnest students of the Bible than any other single agency. Surely, then, it cannot be called a religious peril.

The Christian Science teaching that matter is unreal is in strict accord with that of the Master. In the talk with his disciples, recorded in the sixth chapter of John's gospel, Jesus pointed out the allness of Spirit and the spiritual, as well as the nothingness of matter and the material. He said, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing." Throughout his ministry, and in the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus demonstrated the supremacy of Spirit over the belief in matter and material conditions. He annulled every material so-called law. When, nearly half a century ago, Mrs. Eddy first gave the world her Christianly scientific statement of the unreality of matter, the matter-scientists, the intellectuals of that time, scoffed. To-day, however, we find the schools aligning themselves with Christian Science in its teaching relative to matter and material conditions. It would be difficult under these circumstances to characterize Christian Science as an intellectual peril.

Enthusiasm a Necessity
June 3, 1922

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