As quoted in your recent issue, a prominent evangelist,...


As quoted in your recent issue, a prominent evangelist, while speaking in Yakima recently, implied that Christian Scientists hold that Christ Jesus was not the Son of God. Your courtesy in allotting me space in the Republic to correct this impression will be appreciated. Mary Baker Eddy, in speaking of the Christ on page 26 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says: "The Christ was the Spirit which Jesus implied in his own statements: 'I am the way, the truth, and the life;' 'I and my Father are one.' This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him." On page 497 of the same book may be found the religious tenets of Christian Science. They are six in number, two of which, being pertinent, are here quoted: "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."

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