In this day of enlightenment and progress the allusion to...

Fordyce Tri-County Advocate

In this day of enlightenment and progress the allusion to Christian Science as "so-called" is somewhat anomolous, especially so since Christian Science has long ago been established as capable of scientific proof and demonstration. According to Webster's revised unabridged dictionary, science is defined as, "Knowledge; ascertained truths or facts." Christian Science is based on an accurate and comprehensive knowledge of God as the only cause or Principle of existence, whereby the truth of creation may be ascertained and the spiritual facts of being are admitted. It is established Science because it is demonstrable; and it is ever available through the operation of spiritual law, even the "law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus," which Paul declares in his epistle to the Romans "hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Speaking of her research in the solution of Mind-healing, Mrs. Eddy writes on page 109 of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "I knew the Principle of all harmonious Mind-action to be God, andthat cures were produced in primitive Christian healing by holy, uplifting faith; but I must know the Science of this healing, and I won my way to absolute conclusions through divine revelation, reason, and demonstration;" and on the following page she adds, "Its Science must be apprehended by as many as believe on Christ and spiritually understand Truth."

The Science of Christianity, as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus, is again made practical through the teachings and application of Christian Science, unfolding man's true relationship to God and bringing to the world a fuller concept of man's individual freedom. Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free;" and he proved conclusively, both by precept and example, that the truth about God and man brings deliverance from every phase of human bondage, inclusive of sin, sickness, disease, and death. Is it not, then, incumbent upon each and every one of us, if we would share in this boundless freedom, to grasp, at least in some degree, this truth of existence, this Science of being, and so attest our understanding of God as the All-in-all and man as the divine likeness? Anticipating this consummation of her hope, Mrs. Eddy writes on page 228 of the Christian Science textbook: "The enslavement of man is not legitimate. It will cease when man enters into his heritage of freedom, his God-given dominion over the material senses. Mortals will some day assert their freedom in the name of Almighty God. Then they will control their own bodies through the understanding of divine Science. Dropping their present beliefs, they will recognize harmony as the spiritual reality and discord as the material unreality."

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