In a recent issue of the Ledger an interview with four...


In a recent issue of the Ledger an interview with four Tacoma clergymen was published under the caption, "Psychoanalysis Regarded as Bunk by Pastors Here." Though the writer did not mention Christian Science, the clergymen interviewed, by inference and otherwise, attempted to make it appear that Christian Science bears some relationship to psychoanalysis, or applied psychology. As what was there reported might leave a very erroneous impression of Christian Science with your readers, will you kindly allot me space for the following.

Christian Science is scientific Christianity, based wholly upon the Bible. Referring to her discovery, Mrs. Eddy says, "The Bible has been my only authority" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 126). Jesus told the seventy to accept food and drink in return for their services. That Jesus healed both sin and disease, and commanded all who follow him to do likewise, is evident from his reply to the disciples John sent to ask him: "Art thou he that should come?" Jesus' reply was: "Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached." Jesus also said: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;" and, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." Therefore, to heal as Jesus healed, we too must understand the relationship of man to God.

December 5, 1925

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