In your recent issue a brief statement is made to the...


In your recent issue a brief statement is made to the effect that a lecture on Christian Science had been given by a clergyman at the Shepley Road Literary Society in which, according to your report, the speaker "showed the fallacy of the theory in relation to Biblical teaching." I shall be glad if you will allow me space to examine this statement in the light of Scriptural teaching. When Jesus said, "By their fruits ye shall know them," he indicated that the proof as to whether one's professions were founded in truth lay in the results which accrued from the practice thereof, and Christian Science reasonably asks that it shall be judged on this basis. One of the most striking features of the gospel teachings is the obvious importance which Jesus attached to his works as witnessing the truth of his teaching and its divine authority. So in Christian Science, a teaching which is founded wholly on the Bible, the works which are being accomplished in the healing of sin and of all manner of disease through spiritual means alone, the method practiced by the Master, bear witness to the fact in this teaching that the same spiritual truth which Jesus said "shall make you free" has again been revealed and is again liberating mankind from the bondage of false, educated beliefs.

In conclusion may I quote the first tenet of Christian Science, from page 497 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, which reads: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." Christian Scientists are daily students of the Bible, the teachings of which have become clearer to them through the study of their textbook which, as they know through their own experience, coincides with the Scriptures.

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September 3, 1927

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