In a recent issue of the Globe an article entitled "Caught...

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In a recent issue of the Globe an article entitled "Caught in the Current" evidently centers around a controversy in a certain Christian church. The sense of utter helplessness suggested by the title of the article finds a ready antidote in the words of Christ Jesus: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." The writer of the article led up to the question of modernism and higher criticism, and went on to say: "That led to the mutilation of the Bible and doubt of its divine origin. Then came Christian Science, and so forth." The first tenet of Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy states: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497). Christian Science is founded entirely on the Bible, and especially on the teachings of Christ Jesus. This necessitates a consistent effort to emulate the words and also the works of the Master, including, at least, an attempt to carry out his commands in their entirely to "preach the gospel" and "heal the sick." If the life-work of Jesus and his disciples and apostles can be defined as modernism, then Christian Science is also modernism, it being a reinstatement of primitive Christianity. In every effort to be about our Father's business the keynote of success is always love. When destructive criticism is replaced with kindly assistance, and aggressive human opinion is superseded by the law of love, real brotherly love, a lack of which denotes an ignorance of God, according to Scripture, then real progress will be made toward the establishment of God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

October 15, 1927
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