Your recent issue contains some extracts from the diocesan...

Scots Observer

Your recent issue contains some extracts from the diocesan letter of a bishop which convey a wrong impression of the teachings of Christian Science. The bishop is reported as recommending "reasoned treatment of things like spiritualism, Christian Science, new-thought, and the like." Christian Science cannot possibly be correctly classed along with spiritualism and new-thought; far from being "like" them, it is utterly opposed to both. Christian Science is a religious movement mainly concerned in establishing a spiritual understanding of, and obedience to, the First Commandment of the Decalogue. It is founded on the life and works of Christ Jesus, and its students strive to fulfill his whole command, "Preach the gospel;" "Heal the sick." For over sixty years Christian Science has been healing sickness, destroying sin, and showing men that their real heritage is the Mind that was in Christ Jesus, not the knowledge of good and evil, including sin, sickness, and death. No doubt it interprets many passages of Scripture differently from the bishop, but so probably would many others. Surely this does not merit the epithet "false," which the bishop is stated to have applied to its teachings, nor is it sufficient reason why any Christian church should "fulminate against it."

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Christian Science
June 25, 1927

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