In a recent issue of the Herald was a report of a kindly...

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In a recent issue of the Herald was a report of a kindly sermon preached on the subject of "Christian Science;" and the courteous manner of handling this important matter is appreciated. Will you permit me, however, as friend speaking to friend, to take exception to the view as reported, that "The Christian Church and 'Christian Science' are two different things." It was stated that included in the difference between the "two" were theories regarding "sin, pain, and death." In this, as in all other respects, Christian Science brings again to mankind the doctrines of our Saviour. We all desire to follow more closely than previously Jesus' example and commands, and in examining our model the following considerations present themselves: "How did Jesus—not how does mankind—regard sin, sickness, and death? Had Jesus considered them as part of God's creation or design, would he have destroyed them? If he included them in the divine Mind or Soul, we do not well in trying to remove them. If God allows them, as was suggested, how do we justify our efforts to be good or healthy? If, however, they are conceived, nurtured, and felt solely by the so-called human, carnal, or mortal mind, then is not the remedy to put off the 'old man' and to strive for the Mind that was in Christ Jesus?" Mathematical errors are no part of mathematics. The teaching of Christian Science on the subject of this triune enemy to human happiness—sin, disease, and death—is: "As the individual ideal of Truth, Christ Jesus came to rebuke rabbinical error and all sin, sickness, and death,—to point out the way of Truth and Life." "He wrought a full salvation from sin, sickness, and death." "The best sermon ever preached is Truth practised and demonstrated by the destruction of sin, sickness, and death." (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, pp. 30, 39, 201.)

January 14, 1928

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