Referring to your report, in a recent issue, of the meeting...

Mail and Empire

Referring to your report, in a recent issue, of the meeting of the Toronto Association of Baptist Churches, I respectfully submit the following brief correction of a misstatement attributed to a minister, in which he included Christian Sci ence with certain other denominations as "disseminating false doctrines which constitute a menace to religion, and a challenge to the people of God." As far as Christian Science is concerned, this assertion, while possibly presenting this gentleman's conscientious human opinion, is decidedly erroneous, and the reverse of the true facts. Those who by reason of years of study and practice of the teachings of Christian Science know it to be in accord with Biblical truth, and with the teachings of Christ Jesus, find their time fully occupied in presenting in their daily lives the positive teachings of their church, to the exclusion of any inclination to interfere with the conscientious religious beliefs of others. Reports of subsequent meetings of the association above referred to would suggest, as perhaps very appropriate at the present time, the loving admonition of Christ Jesus, "Judge not, that ye be not judged;" and also, "First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

Christians of every denomination when confronted with the temptation to neglect the constructive teachings of their particular church, and to criticize destructively their fellow Christians, who are at least striving to live up to their highest sense of right, would do well to ponder the sound advice of the lawyer Gamaliel, "And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God." However much we as Christians may be divided in matters of definition, we can, or at least we should be able to, preserve the spirit of real Christian brotherhood; for our "God is love." And so we express to our friends the assurance of our desire to extend to them the spirit of Christian charity which, as Paul assures us, "never faileth."

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