Under the heading "Christian Science," a theological...

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Under the heading "Christian Science," a theological student endeavors to refute an article on Christian Science appearing in a recent issue of your paper. The way in which Christian Science is set forth by him is so misleading that I must ask space for correction. He states that through Christian Science "the blind have received sight, and those born cripples have regained health. And the moral fruits have not been less remarkable. The character has been shaped anew to a mighty degree, and happiness has been regained in numerous homes." But these fruits of Christian Science are explained by the author through the "American mind-cure movement." We can state that Christian Science has nothing to do with this movement; and Christian Science cannot be understood through its explanations. This can be done only through the study of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

On page 126 of the above-mentioned book Mrs. Eddy says: "The Bible has been my only authority. I have had no other guide in 'the straight and narrow way' of Truth." Christian Science sets forth the teaching of the Bible that God is All-in-all. From the infinite, eternal God only good can emanate; and therefore in reality all is good. Man is the reflection of God, and the real man is therefore spiritual and eternal. Evil, sin, sickness, and death are not of God and have, therefore, no reality. Jesus said of the devil, "He is a liar, and the father of it." On this basis Christian Scientists seek to follow Jesus' command, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Jesus also said, "Ye shall know them by their fruits."

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