Christian Scientists are very grateful for the recognition...

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Christian Scientists are very grateful for the recognition of the value of Christian Science accorded by the clergyman whose remarks were quoted in a recent issue. His advice to those of the older denominations to work with and not against those who believe in Christian Science is wholesome, timely, and thoroughly Christian. His admission, however, that he is unable to speak or understand what he terms the "metaphysical language" of Christian Science should be sufficient to deter him from making public criticism of Christian Science teaching. The "metaphysical language" of Christian Science is the spiritual interpretation of the Bible put into words so that he who runs may read and understand. This spiritual interpretation brings to humanity those deeper metaphysical truths of the Scriptures, which Christ Jesus taught and practiced. For centuries these truths have been gradually disappearing from the thoughts of men, being smothered by the growing materialism of the centuries. They were discerned by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, who gave them to the world almost a half century ago in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." Since that time Christian Scientists, with an ever increasing measure of success, have been preaching the gospel, healing the sick, casting out error, and regenerating the sinner in obedience to the commands of Christ Jesus. Their success not only proves the truth of Christian Science but proves the Bible itself to be true.

Christian Science teaches the incarnation, not as a doctrine of men, but in accordance with the Bible narratives. Christian Science accepts as true the immaculate conception, the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. Mrs. Eddy makes Christian Science teaching on the subject plain on page 332 of Science and Health, where she writes: "Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. Mary's conception of him was spiritual, for only purity could reflect Truth and Love, which were plainly incarnate in the good and pure Christ Jesus."

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