Christian Scientists do not deny Jesus the Christ, but...


Christian Scientists do not deny Jesus the Christ, but acknowledge him both historically and doctrinally. When the Master asked Peter, "But whom say ye that I am?" Peter replied, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Christian Scientists believe this. They reverently accept the immaculate conception. And it is entirely erroneous to say that they worship the Virgin Mary. They are the most protestant of the Protestants in this matter of saint-worship. They worship God alone and reverence His son, Christ Jesus, who walked upon earth in his healing, saving mission among mortals. The most cursory reading of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, will show that the entire second chapter, thirty-eight pages, is devoted to a reverent and illuminating explanation of Atonement and Eucharist. And on page 497 the fourth tenet of the Christian Science church reads as follows: "We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death." All members of the Christian Science church subscribe to this tenet. It is not by personal influence, but by their works, that Christian Scientists interest others in the teaching of Christian Science. The sick, the sorrowing, or the dissipated who have been healed by that true and effective prayer used in Christian Science treatment are the living witnesses that Christian Science is again bringing to suffering humanity the knowledge that God, who, as the Psalmist says, "forgiveth all thine iniquities;" and "healeth all thy diseases," is still with men.

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