We thank you for a contributor's appreciative remarks...


We thank you for a contributor's appreciative remarks about Mrs. Eddy and The Christian Science Monitor, reprinted in a recent issue, and for the mention of the good influence which Christian Scientists are exercising in America for righteousness in public affairs, for enforcement of prohibition, for honesty in public life, and against war. The contributor showed keen insight when he recognized that it is the appeal to the deepest spiritual thought of men which explains the growth of Christian Science. It is indeed this very ability to uplift morally which makes Christian Science so much sought after and loved by those who understand its teachings. Not "the element of duty," but the reaching out for higher and better things in life, draws masses of seriously minded people to Christian Science services.

As the author of the article possibly surmises, the definition quoted by him expresses no knowledge of the fundamental teaching of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy found these teachings in the Bible, and her words must be accepted as final when she says, "No greater opposites can be conceived of, physically, morally, and spiritually, than Christian Science, spiritualism, and theosophy" (No and Yes, p. 13). Members of this denomination understand that the physical healings of Christ Jesus and Christian Science are not the result of blind faith, superstitious belief, or hypnotic suggestion, but are wonderful proofs of the operation of God's law—the evidence of His protecting care, prophesying a complete salvation from sin, sickness, and death. It is not "tiresome" to Christian Scientists to listen to the promises and study the Science of this full salvation; and they express their gratitude that these expectations have been already partially fulfilled, for it has been proved to them through spiritual healing that "now are we the sons of God."

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March 20, 1926

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