Your correspondent "N," in a recent issue, writes as follows:...


Your correspondent "N," in a recent issue, writes as follows: "That Christian Science contains an element of Christianity is doubtless true, and to this the movement owes its remarkable success." In the same breath, however, he gives it as his opinion that Christian Science is no religion at all! Now Christian Science owes its remarkable success to the fact that it teaches the Christianity of Christ Jesus. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, in her quest for truth saw that the Saviour's words revealed the one and only way for all Christians to follow, and that his preaching was always substantiated by signs following. She saw, too, that this evidence was not peculiar to Jesus, but that the disciples also practiced what they preached by healing the sick and sinful and raising the dead. For about three hundred years the early Christian church carried on the healing works of the Way-shower according to the promise, "And these signs shall follow them that believe," till this indispensable element of Christianity was lost, and preaching the gospel without the healing works became the order of the day, except on rare occasions. To-day, through Christian Science, this submerged healing message of Christianity, which constituted so large a part of the Saviour's ministry, has again been brought to light, and the world is accepting it with ever increasing rapidity. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy is, as its name indicates, a key which unlocks the Scriptures, and shows that the truth Jesus taught was not alone a beautiful hope, but a demonstrable power here and now.

In the fifth chapter of Acts there is an account of events which took place when the apostles were preaching and healing obedience to Jesus' commands. Indignation was expressed that these men should teach that which was not considered orthodox, according to their preconceived opinions. Gamaliel's words might well be pondered by critics of Christian Science to-day: "If this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it."

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