The writer of the article entitled "Through My Goldrimmed Eyeglasses,"...


The writer of the article entitled "Through My Goldrimmed Eyeglasses," in your recent issue, is evidently unfamiliar with the teachings of Christian Science when he classes it along with not only other religions, but also medical and other methods of healing, and then designates one and all as superstition and humbug, and feels, as he says, that the time has come when these evils should be suppressed. For this reason, and because of some other misleading statements, please permit me to present to your readers some facts concerning Christian Science. It is doubtless generally un derstood that the teachings of Christian Science widely differ from those of all other systems of healing. Christian Science is primarily and exclusively the religion of Jesus the Christ, and as such it must include the practice of healing; therefore Christian Scientists obey the commands of Jesus: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature;" "Heal the sick."

That there is no superstition or humbug about Christian Science is plainly set forth on page xi in the Preface to the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, where she writes: "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural." Through the consecrated, prayerful application of Christian Science mankind is being lifted out of its sin, its sickness, its sorrow and despair—in other words, its materiality. In Science and Health (p. 224) Mrs. Eddy has also written: "A higher and more practical Christianity, demonstrating justice and meeting the needs of mortals in sickness and in health, stands at the door of this age, knocking for admission. Will you open or close the door upon this angel visitant?"

August 7, 1926

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