With reference to the editorial in your recent issue, commenting...

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With reference to the editorial in your recent issue, commenting on a statement in my letter which you so kindly published the week previous, I see nothing inconsistent in the two paragraphs quoted, the one from my letter and the one credited to Mr. Robert C. Love. Mr. Love speaks of the necessity of a Jew ceasing to be a member of the synagogue before he can unite with the Christian Science church. My statement was to the effect that the Jew does not renounce his former faith in God by becoming a Christian Scientist. The same would be true of a Methodist, a Baptist, or a Presbyterian when taking this step. Both Jew and Methodist must naturally sever membership in their former denominations before they can unite with the Christian Science church. But no true thought of God which the Jew has gained from the teachings of the Hebrew Scriptures does he renounce when accepting the teachings of Christian Science. Testimony could be adduced from many of those raised in Judaism, that Christian Science has in no way separated them from the one God taught by Moses, but that on the contrary they have gained a clearer and more practical knowledge of the one God. Christian Science is bringing to pass the unity indicated in these lines of a well-known hymn:

"Now Jew and Gentile, meeting
From many a distant shore,
Around one altar kneeling,
One common Lord adore."

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January 29, 1927

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