An evangelist, contributing to your paper, assumes that...


An evangelist, contributing to your paper, assumes that Mary Baker Eddy must be wrong because her book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," is not recognized by some as an authority on the subject of Christianity. The question of whether this book is a divinely inspired work, and spiritually in accord with Christ, Truth, cannot be disposed of by creed, argument, or human opinion. When religionists of his time attempted to discredit Christ Jesus' preaching and works,—and even some of the disciples were in doubt regarding his divine commission,—the Master appealed to them in these words: "Believe me for the very works' sake." He further said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Mrs. Eddy's works are being tried on their merits, according to Jesus' conclusive test of spiritual regeneration and healing; and they are standing to-day on the sure basis of undeniable proofs. Those who grasp the spiritual signification of her writings are well satisfied that the message therein proceeds from the same God, or Mind, who gave us the divine truths the Bible contains.

Christian Scientists understand that Christ Jesus is the one through whom Christianity was revealed to the world. They also understand that the full import of the Master's commands was lost sight of about three hundred years after the crucifixion, and had to be unfolded again. On page 147 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy has written: "Our Master healed the sick, practised Christian healing, and taught the generalities of its divine Principle to his students; but he left no definite rule for demonstrating this Principle of healing and preventing disease. This rule remained to be discovered in Christian Science." Mrs. Eddy not only discovered the rule, but also the spirit of Truth and Love through which the rule, or divine law, could be demonstrated. She proved her way, and established her church, with its form of government, its literature, and other authorized activities. Christian Scientists rightfully regard her as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science; and the giving of proper credit to her does not in any manner detract from, or tend to usurp, the peculiar position which Christ Jesus alone occupies as the Son of God and our Saviour.

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