The Christian Science movement is most certainly the...

Sgt. Dalton's Weekly

The Christian Science movement is most certainly the fulfillment of the Scriptures because it reestablishes primitive Christianity and brings to humanity the spiritual healing which it sorely needs, not only for the body but for the discordant conditions which seem to confront us in our daily experience, socially and politically, either as individuals or as a nation. Mrs. Eddy's life is an open book for all to read, and the statement that "she tried to evolve into an angel" is pure fiction, as is also the statement that her slogan was, "Everything is good; there is no evil only as one thinks; think right and there can be nothing wrong." Mrs. Eddy never had a slogan, but if she had chosen one it would probably have been in harmony with her life-work, which was to "love God, and keep his commandments." Christian Science teaches in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 472) that "all reality is in God and His creation," and that evil thinking and evil doing are no part of that creation; therefore, it is but a product of that carnal mind which Paul declared is "enmity against God." Christian Science is healing thousands after all material aid has failed, and the sick and the sinning are rallying to its standard in great numbers. If we are to judge the future of Christian Science by its progress up to this time, we must conclude that it has already proved its efficacy, not only as a demonstrable religion, but it has revealed to us the truth of the Master's teachings, as set forth in the New Testament, and has restored to us the ability to prove that the Word of God is just as available now as it was then to meet the needs of humanity in sickness and in health.

To be ignorant of spiritual things is to be separated from God, but Christian Science is bringing to us a knowledge of the true relationship between God and man, Father and son, and through an understanding of this divine parentage we are able to some extent at least to prove this divine relationship and bring out the fruits thereof as manifested in spiritual healing and regeneration. Christian Science appeals to people in all walks of life. It does not offer them theoretical platitudes on which they may rely, but frankly informs them that results can be obtained only by having the same Mind that was in Christ Jesus, and by following in his footsteps, and this means self-denial, trials, and the overcoming of those characteristics which manifest themselves as evil in human consciousness. If ignorant criticism of Christian Science, and unjust condemnation of its Discoverer and Founder, Mrs. Eddy, had fulfilled its intent, the Christian Science movement would long ago have ceased to exist; and any attempt to connect it with spiritualism, or any other ism, will fail in the future as in the past. In conclusion, we would ask our critic to judge Christian Science by its works and to give consideration to the advice of the lawyer Gamaliel, who in his defense of the apostles said, "Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."

August 2, 1924

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