It is obvious that the clergyman writing in your recent...


It is obvious that the clergyman writing in your recent issue attempted to refute Christian Science without apparently having any understanding of the doctrines of our religion. The intelligent readers of your paper are entitled to correct information about Christian Science; hence this statement is offered for your kind acceptance. Threadbare is the gibe that "Christian Science is unchristian and unscientific." Christian Science is demonstrably Christian because it conforms to the religion of Christ Jesus. It not only preaches the Word and destroys sin, but, heeding Jesus' command to the adherents of his religion for all time, likewise heals the suffering and binds up the broken-hearted. Thus Christian Science is compassionate, helpful, and spiritual. And it is scientific also because it elucidates the divine law expounded in the Scriptures, wherein God is revealed as unchanging good—as Life, Truth, and Love—and the real man, made in God's image and likeness, as governed by Him, and as spiritual and perfect.

Christian Science does not confuse the man "of the earth, earthy," with the man God creates. The fleshly man is not and cannot be divine. Moreover, the true selfhood of man, born of Spirit, hence spiritual, is one with the Father (see John 17:20–23). It is misleading to aver that "Christian Science teaches that regeneration is unnecessary." Hundreds of thousands of men and women to-day joyfully bear witness to true repentance, spiritual baptism, pure-mindedness, and genuine regeneration, engendered through the study and application of the teachings of Christian Science as set forth in the Bible and in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Contrary to the statement made by our critic, Christian Scientists sometimes leave surgery and the adjustment of bones to the fingers of surgeons. However, let it be known that there are many well-authenticated cures of broken bones and dislocations which Christian Science has effected, when those concerned have relied solely on fervent and effectual prayer for healing.

Jesus' own words branded all evil as a lie—as not of God, and consequently without reality. To prove the unreality of sin is the genuine Christian Scientist's daily endeavor; and he constantly invokes divine power, ceases to sin, and clings to that which is good. That is Christ's way of salvation from sin; and no belief in the efficacy of human blood to redeem mankind can be a substitute for it. Speaking of Jesus' sacrifice, Mrs. Eddy says on page 25 of Science and Health, "His true flesh and blood were his Life; and they truly eat his flesh and drink his blood, who partake of that divine Life."

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September 24, 1927

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