In his second article criticizing Christian Science, published...

Moreton, Upton Advertiser

In his second article criticizing Christian Science, published in your recent issue, the clergyman's argument is self-contradictory. Christian Science indorses his statement that "there is no higher authority than God's Word," but disagrees with his assertion that, as Christians, "we cannot save ourselves from our sufferings, diseases, and death." How inconsistent and contrary to God's Word that sounds in the light of the Scriptural injunction to "work out your own salvation"! Again, when Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," and, "If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death," did he not thereby imply that the overcoming of sin, disease, and death is precisely what Christians are required to do according to the Bible teachings? Continuing in this line of thought, the logic of which is irrefutable, how consistent and in accordance with God's Word is the mission of the Christian Scientist, so concisely stated by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, on page 450 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where she says: "The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them byunderstanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good. Sickness to him is no less a temptation than is sin, and he heals them both by understanding God's power over them."

If, as the reverend gentleman contends there is no system capable of destroying evil of every sort, even including the "last enemy," termed death, then Christianity is a meaningless mockery, the Scriptures are invalid, and the omnipotence of God is a myth. But, fortunately, the reverse is true, and the omnipotence of good and the validity of the inspired writings, when their true meaning is discerned, is being demonstrated in this age in the practice of Christian Science.

April 23, 1927

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