In a recent issue of your paper giving a report headed "Anniversary...


In a recent issue of your paper giving a report headed "Anniversary of Barnet Baptist Church," the following words appear in the headlines, "Dr. Meyer on Christian Science," "Fool's Play." Dr. Meyer, who was the preacher on this occasion, in a passage of his sermon, referred to "people who dabble in Christian Science and such things, and think they can call up their fathers and mothers and sisters and brothers." It is quite evident from this remark that Dr. Meyer has no knowledge of either the theory or the practice of Christian Science, which is entirely opposed to spiritualism. A careful perusal of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, in which is to be found a chapter entitled "Christian Science versus Spiritualism," should reveal to any one that the Christian Scientist could have no more to do with such after-dinner spiritualistic séances described by Dr. Meyer than he could himself.

The following passages from the chapter referred to in Science and Health (pp. 73, 74, and 79), indicate the teachings of Christian Science on this subject: "There is no communication between so-called material existence and spiritual life which is not subject to death. ... No correspondence nor communion can exist between persons in such opposite dreams as the belief of having died and left a material body and the belief of still living in an organic, material body. ... The so-called dead and living cannot commune together, for they are in separate states of existence, or consciousness." "Spiritualism relies upon human beliefs and hypotheses. Christian Science removes these beliefs and hypotheses through the higher understanding of God, for Christian Science, resting on divine Principle, not on material personalities, in its revelation of immortality, introduces the harmony of being."

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