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I would appreciate space in your columns to correct an erroneous impression conveyed in the remarks of a clergyman before the Long Island Baptist Association. The report of his remarks was published in a recent issue of your paper. The implication that Christian Science is entirely outside the field of Christian religion, in the very first sentence of his remarks as reported in your paper, indicates an astonishing lack of familiarity even with the rudiments of Christian Science.

Anyone at all acquainted with the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," cannot help but observe Mrs. Eddy's frequent reference to the Bible in both discussion and quotation. The very first tenet of Christian Science, as found on page 497 of the text-book, reads: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." Also, Mrs. Eddy's advice to her pupils in her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 is very specific on the point. On page 34 of that message she says, "Study the Bible and the textbook of our denomination; obey strictly the laws that be, and follow your Leader only so far as she follows Christ." The King James Version is the one used by all Christian Scientists, and the daily lesson of the denomination as found in the Christian Science Quarterly includes readings from both the Bible and the textbook. The Bible references are taken from both the Old and the New Testament. Emphasis is placed in all Christian Science activity on the words and works of Christ Jesus, with the assurance that both words and works are as applicable now as they were when he walked and talked and healed among the hills and vales of Galilee.

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