Christian Scientists have no quarrel with clergymen,...


Christian Scientists have no quarrel with clergymen, though the need for a more charitable attitude is sometimes very keenly felt. There are clergymen who have read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and who feel kindly toward Christian Science, realizing that this religion is filling a need which has not been otherwise met.

Pantheism is the belief that God is in matter. According to the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, pantheistic beliefs are opposed to Christian Science. God as infinite Spirit or Mind cannot possibly be confined in matter, because omnipresence cannot be less than all. A being which could be so confined would be the very opposite of the one infinite God, and must of necessity be evolved from material thinking and be subject to material limitation. Mrs. Eddy, in "Christian Science versus Pantheism," proves conclusively that the false doctrine of pantheism has no real foundation, and that its teachings would do away with the First Commandment.

It is not infidelity to the Founder of the Christian religion to obey his precious precepts, and to seek to demonstrate through the power of God his commands: "Go ye ... and preach the gospel;" and, "Heal the sick." The Master did not confine his commands to his immediate hearers. In John we read, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." It is very evident to any student of the Bible that the works referred to were not to be limited to preaching. He proved what he taught through the healing of sickness and sin, and through his demonstrations over death. Christian Scientists emulate the examples of Jesus, the Christ, and strive to obey his injunctions.

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