The mistake of characterizing Christian Science as a cult...

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The mistake of characterizing Christian Science as a cult and its system of healing as merely a philosophy, as was recently done by a minister through an advertisement in your paper, has almost entirely ceased. Correctly explained Christian Science is the religion of Christ Jesus applied, practiced, and demonstrated. Its accomplishments proceed entirely from the recognition and demonstration of such spiritual truths as that God is the only cause and creator; that He made all, and that all He made is good. From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, I cite the following:

"Bear in mind always that Christianity is not alone a gift, but that it is a growth Christward; it is not a creed or dogma,—a philosophical phantasm,—nor the opinions of a sect struggling to gain power over contending sects and scourging the sect in advance of it. Christianity is the summons of divine Love for man to be Christlike—to emulate the words and the works of our great Master" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 148).

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