In your recent issue the Tolleston Christian church announced...

Gary Post Tribune

In your recent issue the Tolleston Christian church announced as the subject of one of its meetings this misleading statement: "Christian Science Against the Bible." It is not known to the writer just how the minister of that church handled this subject, and therefore no comment is made upon the sermon, but the subject of his discourse as it appeared in your newspaper is so misrepresentative that it should be corrected. Christian Science is not "against the Bible." On the contrary, its teachings are unqualifiedly based upon the Scriptures, and its adherents are constant and earnest students of the Bible. In fact, the Bible (the same Bible used in all Protestant churches) is indispensable in the study of Christian Science. No student can successfully practice that religion in his daily living or acquire its spiritual teaching without studying the Bible. The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." by Mary Baker Eddy, is what its subtitle implies. It is a "Key to the Scriptures." With this "Key" students of Christian Science are learning to understand and love the Bible more, and through this understanding to do the works Christ Jesus said his followers should do. They are proving their understanding of the spiritual truths in the Bible by those "signs" which Jesus said should "follow them that believe."

Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, made it clear that Christian Science is not "against the Bible," but accepts it in its entirety, when she wrote the first tenet of The Mother Church (Science and Health, p. 497), which is as follows: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life."

August 14, 1926
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