Those who are acquainted with the precepts and practice...

Rocky Mountain News

Those who are acquainted with the precepts and practice of Christian Science at once discerned the error in the announcement of a revivalist that he would speak on the subject of the Bible versus Christian Science. It would probably be correct had he stated that Christian Science differs from his personal concept of the Bible. On page 497 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy states the religious tenets of Christian Science, the first of which is as follows: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." The confident claim of Christian Scientists that their religion is inspired by and is consistent with the Bible does not depend solely upon a mere argument of words (although its teaching appeals to the reason instead of to the emotions), but rather is it supported by the irrefutable logic of Christian works, which accords with Jesus' test of discipleship: "By their fruits ye shall know them." When John the Baptist inquired if Jesus were the Messiah, Jesus' answer dealt not with dogma or doctrine, but simply recounted his Christian deeds of healing the sick and freeing the sin-bound by means of God's law of harmony, freedom, and perfection. Christian Science, being the restatement of Christian precept and the reinstatement of Christian practice, answers its critics in the words of James, "Shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works." He who honestly wishes to learn the facts about Christian Science will not accept the obviously biased claims of critics, but will naturally turn to the authorized Christian Science literature, which, when studied and its teachings tested by the individual, enables him to verify its Scriptural authorization.

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