There are many hostile writings and false reports about...

Der Schönbuch-Bote

There are many hostile writings and false reports about Christian Science in circulation, which, unfortunately, are all too often regarded as true sources of information, and are passed along to others without comparison with the authorized literature. Christian Science is a Christian religion throughout, and is based solely on the Bible. Its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of this religion, corroborates and explains the Bible in its spiritual import, and contains nothing that is not in accordance with the teachings of Jesus and the apostles as handed down to us in the New Testament. The aim of Christian Science is to restore primitive Christianity in all its phases as taught by Jesus and proved by his works, works which he enjoined all faithful Christians to emulate. Its chief aim is not the healing of the sick, but rather the destruction of sin. However, in the healing of the sick Christian Science recognizes an important condition of primitive Christianity, an acticity which Jesus admonished all his followers to emulate, namely, to prove their faith by their works. Christian Science teaches that Truth is the Healer, and that Truth is as effective to-day as at the time of primitive Christianity. Christian Science admonishes all faithful Christians to strive earnestly to follow Jesus, not only in some ways, but in every way; and such an endeavor cannot be said to be contrary to the Scriptures, or unchristian.

Christian Science differentiates clearly between worldly wisdom and divine widom. Jesus and the apostles taught that mere human wisdom does not understand divine wisdom; neither is this divine widom understood to-day by materially-minded individuals. the Apostle Paul explains the difference between human wisdom and divine wisdom very clearly in the first two chapters of his first epistle to the Corinthians; and Christian Science accepts divine wisdom as scientific.

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November 17, 1928

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