Mrs. Eddy's definition of Christian Science to be found...

Mona's Herald

Mrs. Eddy's definition of Christian Science to be found on page 1 of her work "Rudimental Divine Science" is, "The law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony." The testimony of millions throughout the civilized world to-day, who are daily proving the truth as taught in Christian Science by healing the sick and reforming the sinner, weighs heavily against the critic's opinion that it is neither Christian nor Science. The proof of Christian Science lies in the demonstration of it.

Mrs. Eddy, speaking of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," declares on page 110: "No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, Science and Health; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it. This book may be distorted by shallow criticism or by careless or malicious students, and its ideas may be temporarily abused and misrepresented; but the Science and truth therein will forever remain to be discerned and demonstrated." The critic has not chosen a very happy example in endeavoring to prove that Christ Jesus used material means in healing the sick, when he refers to the healing of the man born blind. Is he not aware that Jesus was showing his contempt (according to Jewish custom) for matter or material means when "he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle"? If the clay had any healing properties, why did he tell the man to go at once and wash it off, and why did he not use this method on all occasions? It is recorded in Matthew that Jesus healed two blind men, saying unto them, "According to your faith be it unto you." Our Master said very plainly that whosoever believed on him should do the works that he did, and greater. Naturally, he intended his followers to do these works by the same process that he employed. Christian Science claims to be the rediscovery of the spiritual method of Christ Jesus, which had been for so long a time beclouded by materialism.

November 1, 1924

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