In a sermon delivered by a clergyman at the Tabernacle Church...

Utica Daily Press

In a sermon delivered by a clergyman at the Tabernacle Church, and reported in your paper, is a statement classifying Christian Science with what is called "applied psychology" and other forms of mysticism. I agree with the clergyman's statement that "the inner life is receiving considerable attention in these days." Although the teachings of Christian Science deal with the inner or spiritual status of man, they do not, however, bear any resemblance to, nor can they be catalogued with, psychology or occult practices. These latter are more or less tainted with human will, or the "carnal mind," as the Apostle Paul terms it; while Christian Science teaches the operation of the divine Mind and the unreality of so-called human or mortal mind.

In speaking of her discovery, Mary Baker Eddy, the author of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says (p. 146), "Divine Science derives its sanction from the Bible, and the divine origin of Science is demonstrated through the holy influence of Truth in healing sickness and sin." Again, on page 98 of the same book, she writes, "Mystery does not enshroud Christ's teachings, and they are not theoretical and fragmentary, but practical and complete; and being practical and complete, they are not deprived of their essential vitality."

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