In a recent issue of the Topeka Daily State Journal,...

Daily State Journal

In a recent issue of the Topeka Daily State Journal, a minister, in expressing his views on introducing the Decalogue in the public schools, has, like many other critics, made the mistake of calling "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy the "Christian Science Bible." All great Christian religions rest on the spiritual interpretation of the Scriptures by different men—such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, John Wesley, et cetera. Each sect has its favorite commentaries or helps to Bible study; and our textbook, Science and Health, is our favorite commentary. The truths of Christian Science do not originate in this book, Science and Health, and it does not supplant the Bible; but through its study the Bible becomes more precious as a treasure house of joy and consolation—it has made Bible readers out of its students. The minister could not have honestly made this allegation had he read the book carefully; for on page 497 of Science and Health are printed these words: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life."

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