How heartily should one commend Mr. "Hickory Knutt"...

Western Producer

How heartily should one commend Mr. "Hickory Knutt" for his attitude, in your recent issue, so far as his interpretation of the wheat pool is concerned! His understanding of the pool as a means by which brother may help brother, points to the kernel of reformation; for unselfed love receives the highest Scriptural indorsement as a balm for the ills of mankind. However that may be, will you permit me to express my interest in the singular array of doctrines he compresses into one sentence. "Communism, anarchy, Christian Science, and monetary reform" evidently form the whirlpool of confusion in which these disciples of "Ingersoll, Beelzebub, Mrs. Eddy, and Lenin" must expiate their mistakes!

The following passage from Mrs. Eddy's book, "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 220), will perhaps enable our critic to see that his opinion of Christian Science is mistaken. It is one of many which show how unjustly Christian Science is classed with anarchy, and it should invite him to look more thoroughly into the subject of Christian Science, or Christianity in its completeness. The passage reads: "I believe in obeying the laws of the land. I practise and teach this obedience, since justice is the moral signification of law. ... Each day I pray for the pacificatin of all national difficulties, for the brotherhood of man, ... for the growth and establishment of Christian religion—Christ's Christianity. I also have faith that my prayer availeth, and that He who is overturning will overturn until He whose right it is shall reign. Each day I pray: 'God bless my enemies; make them Thy friends; give them to know the joy and the peace of love.'"

The answer to our critic's assertion that Mrs. Eddy declares with "Ingersoll, Beelzebub, and Lenin" that there are "no bad children" is that Christian Science departs in no wise from the Scriptural teaching that "the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be;" or from the familiar teaching from I John that "whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God."

Letters from the Field
April 16, 1927

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