Kindly grant me space in your publication to correct...

B'nai B'rith News

Kindly grant me space in your publication to correct several misstatements with reference to Christian Science which appeared in your issue of January under the heading "Question Box." In reply to a question, the editor of these columns informed his inquirer: "Christian Science is indifferent to the sufferings of humanity and teaches no duty of charity." This statement is incorrect; for, as all who are familiar with its teachings know, Christian Science instructs its followers to obey the religious tenets of the church, one of which reads as follows: "And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497). Surely, obedience to this tenet would banish indifference from consciousness. This religion is filled to overflowing with charity. The very essence of Christian Science is love—a synonym of charity, the charity described by Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians (chapter 13), the charity which Christian Scientists are taught to exemplify. It is true—as the author of the item under discussion contends—that "there is no such thing as 'Jewish Science.'" However, to unite the term "Science" with "Christian" is pertinent; and is correct usage, notwithstanding the critic's negative opinion. Webster's dictionary defines the word "science" as "knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth." "Christian" is defined in the same volume as "pertaining to Christ or his religion." Could anything be more fittingly chosen than are these two terms which, when combined, explain the Christ-method through exact knowledge, and so give the name to a religion that is proving its faith by its works?

Christian Science not only denies the reality of matter; it proves with "signs following" that "all is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all" (Science and Health, p. 468).

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