It is too bad that honest people allow themselves to be...


It is too bad that honest people allow themselves to be led into making careless and inaccurate statements upon a subject with which they are not familiar, as did a professor about Christian Science in his address as published in your recent issue. In that address it was openly charged that Christian Science rejects Christ Jesus as the Messiah and as the Son of God. These allegations are directly contrary to the facts, as Christian Science unqualifiedly accepts Christ Jesus as the Messiah and as the Son of God. This is clearly set forth in all of Mrs. Eddy's writings, and particularly in the religious tenets of Christian Science, to which all Christian Scientists subscribe, from which is quoted the following: "We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness.... We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 497).

Christian Scientists accept as unqualified truth all that Jesus taught concerning himself and his relationship to God. They reverently strive to follow in his steps and to do the work he commanded that his followers should do. They believe and teach that "God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh" has, through the teachings of Christ Jesus, enabled mankind to prove the power of God in the overcoming of sin and by healing all manner of disease. They are willing to be judged by the standard set by the Master when he said, "By their fruits ye shall know them."

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December 10, 1927

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