Please permit me to say to your readers that Mrs. Eddy...


Please permit me to say to your readers that Mrs. Eddy was not as stated by our critic. Careful historians and discriminating writers, who have searched carefully and have sought information from all available sources, have written of her life and character and published what they have written in standard histories, dictionaries, cyclopedias, and periodicals, which may be found in any public library. Her life and character tell their own story. She was impelled from very childhood by "a hunger and thirst after divine things" (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 31) and was connected with the Congregational Church in Tilton, New Hampshire, for nearly forty years. In 1881 Mrs. Eddy was ordained to the ministry. The uninstructed critics in Jesus' time called him ignorant and referred to him as "the carpenter's son." They said, "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?"

We cannot agree that "God is personality," in the sense of a human personality; for does not the Bible say, "God is a Spirit," and "God is love"? Christian Science is essentially Christian. Its first article of faith reads, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497).

How can a Christian believe in the "reality of sin with all its attendant horrors" when the Bible declares that God pronounced good all that He created, and He made all? Sin is not a product of God, and therefore must be regarded as having no reality, before it can be overcome as a false belief. There is nothing "mystical and superstitious" about a denomination which makes Christians. Christian Science has no mysteries,—little children readily understand its simple verities. Through the prayerful application of its teachings the lives of millions of individuals have been redeemed and transformed. In comparing this Science of healing with other religions since the first century, we find that Christian Science possesses more of the Christ-spirit than do all other religions. He of open mind will discern the "signs of these times, the reappearance of the Christianity which heals the sick and destroys error" (Science and Health, p. 98).

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