In a letter printed in your paper, an itinerant revivalist...

Berrien County Record

In a letter printed in your paper, an itinerant revivalist refers to Christian Science as a "delusion of the devil." In thus characterizing Christian Science, our critic has unwittingly perhaps, but none the less surely, placed Jesus' teachings and his wonderful works in the same category of devilish delusions. It must be so, since Christian Science is based solely on the Bible, and since it accepts in their entirety the precepts and practices of the Master. Christian Science teaches absolute obedience to all the commands of Christ Jesus. Christian Scientists, therefore, are preaching the gospel, healing the sick, and casting out devils, or evil, in the same manner and by the same method taught and demonstrated by the Way-shower. They have been doing this with an ever increasing measure of success for over fifty years. Surely such good works cannot be called delusions of the devil. Since these healings are the fulfillment of Scriptural prophecy and promise, the rich fruitage of Christ Jesus' teachings, the apparent reluctance of so-called orthodox religious thought to accept them is surprising. In referring to this attitude of thought, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes on page 55 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," as follows: "Now that the gospel of healing is again preached by the wayside, does not the pulpit sometimes scorn it? But that curative mission, which presents the Saviour in a clearer light than mere words can possibly do, cannot be left out of Christianity, although it is again ruled out of the synagogue."

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November 15, 1924

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