Just what was intended by the writer of "The Story of...

Indianapolis Times

Just what was intended by the writer of "The Story of Civilization," which is appearing in the columns of your paper, by his reference to "that marvelous wedding of Isaiah, Mary Baker Eddy, and Brigham Young" is not clear. It is evident, however, that, while the writer was ridiculing the revelations of Mohammed and endeavoring to show the impossibility that they could have been divinely inspired, he intended to cast a similar reflection upon the teachings of Christian Science by Mary Baker Eddy.

This shows a lack of understanding of what Christian Science teaches, and no knowledge of the fruitage from its practice. Christian Science sets forth no new or strange doctrine. It is based solely on the inspired Word of the Bible, and corresponds in every detail to the teachings of Christ Jesus, enabling its true students to understand their full import, including the healing of all manner of sickness, as well as of sin. The thousands who testify to such healings evidence the fact that Mrs. Eddy's revelation must have been from God. Mark Twain at one time thought he was performing a public service by ridiculing Mary Baker Eddy and her gift to the world, Christian Science; but this is what he said in the later years of his life: "Christian Science is humanity's boon;" and, speaking of Mrs. Eddy, "She is the benefactor of the age."

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October 6, 1928

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