Instead of finding fault with Mrs. Eddy, the orthodox...

Morning Tribune

Instead of finding fault with Mrs. Eddy, the orthodox churches should offer her their profound gratitude because she has made clear, to those with eyes to see, the cardinal point of difference between "Jesus" and the "Christ." Jesus was born of Mary, grew to manhood, was tempted as others, and yet was without sin. He was the best man ever upon earth, the one perfect Ensample,—the Way. Christ is not, strictly speaking, a proper name, but an official title. Christ Jesus, or Jesus the Christ, is a mode of expression of the same kind as John the Baptist. In consequence of not subscribing to this, a source of confusion exists, and many passages of Scripture are misapprehended. Christ, Truth, was that which Jesus expressed. The Christ had always existed, even before the world was. Christ Jesus could therefore justly say, "Before Abraham was, I am;" "I and my Father are one;" "My Father is greater than I."

This spiritual consciousness of Jesus was the Christ which reformed the sinner, healed the sick, and raised the dead centuries ago; and it is as potent to-day as then. The Christ is appealing to mankind—and saying to them, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"—"I will heal you; I will save you." Christ Jesus was God's representative, His ambassador to all mankind, to all peoples and nations. He was an obedient and faithful son, in whom God was well pleased. Christian Science teaches that Christ Jesus is "the way," and says, as did Peter, "There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

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