Kindly permit me space in your paper in order that correction...


Kindly permit me space in your paper in order that correction may be made of an erroneous statement that appeared in a recent issue. An evangelist is quoted as having said that "Christian Science is neither Christian nor Science." This assertion of the reverend gentleman discloses a mistaken viewpoint. The term "Christian Science" is a comprehensive term, for it indicates the demonstrable nature of Jesus' teachings. Thus, Christian Science is the demonstrable knowledge, or understanding, of the Christ. The Master plainly taught that "by their fruits ye shall know them," when referring to his followers. He also said that "ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Christian Scientists are seeking to live lives of Christliness, consecration, and purity. Thousands have been raised up from beds of pain and suffering, and have been brought into the fold of the Christian religion through Christian Science. They have become ardent students of the Bible. Many of these prior to their healing, and regeneration from sin, were in no way whatever interested in religion or salvation. These are some of the fruits of Christian Science.

Christians of all denominations are beginning to recognize the good that Christian Science has done and is doing, and are lovingly welcoming into Christendom the reinstatement of Christian healing. The Rev. Fred J. Clark of the Congregational church has stated that "the spiritual religion of healing to which Christian Science has given new birth, I take pleasure in exploiting; and am glad to give Mrs. Eddy credit for the really constructive work she accomplished." The Rev. Edward T. Vernon of London recently stated that "God used Mrs. Eddy for a special revelation, and there is, indeed, no reason why this should not be so. ... She has founded a great church and, let us say it frankly, brought great blessings on countless lives." Page upon page of friendly acknowledgments could be quoted, not only from fellow Christian denominations, but also from eminent physicians, attesting the great good that Christian Science is doing as a scientific healing agency and spiritual power. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes (pp. 483, 484): "Christianity will never be based on a divine Principle and so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ."

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November 10, 1928

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