The statement that Christian Science is neither "Christianity nor science,"...

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The statement that Christian Science is neither "Christianity nor science," and that it employs "individual suggestion and suggestion in general," is entirely wrong. Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of the religious teaching, Christian Science, has compiled her teachings in a textbook called "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures;" and in order to be able to judge this religion, it is necessary to know something of this book. This textbook is based solely on the Bible and its spiritual import. The aim of Christian Science is to restore to the world the primitive Christianity which was taught and proved through practice by Christ Jesus, and which we are enjoined to emulate. The textbook contains nothing that is not in harmony with the Bible in its spiritual import, and therefore with the teachings of Jesus. The teachings of Christian Science culminate in the admonition to emulate faithfully Jesus' example in all things, and to obey his commandments. This should not be called "unchristianlike."

To determine whether Christian Science may be called "Science," it would be necessary to determine whether the Bible may be considered scientific.

Chapters IV and V of the Christian Science textbook show clearly that Christian Science strongly disapproves of every kind of human suggestion. The statement that this religion employs "individual suggestion and suggestion in general" is entirely refuted by the chapters mentioned.

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