My attention has been called to misleading comment on...


My attention has been called to misleading comment on Christian Science, published in your recent issue, when a meeting of an association of clergymen, gathered in First Congregational Church to hear the pastor review a book, was reported by your religious editor. The Christian Science denomination, standing squarely on the teachings and practice of Christ Jesus, receives the hand of fellowship from representative clergymen almost everywhere. It is therefore my impression that the reviewer in question failed correctly to express the sentiments of the assembled clergymen, who were "thrilled, highly entertained, and entranced" at the meeting mentioned, when he referred to "the tremendous length of credulity to which people go" when seeking health and happiness through Christian Science. I recall the Scriptural account of a certain man sick of the palsy, who, unable to approach the Master in the usual way on account of the multitude, was lowered on his bed through the roof of a house; and Jesus, recognizing a sublime manifestation of faith, healed the sufferer then and there. It would seem that this man went to considerable length in search of health, and gained a most convincing proof of his devotion. Likewise, Christian Scientists are able to furnish proofs that healing of disease and salvation from sin follow the study and practice of their religion. Condemnation of other religionists would be unthinkable at a meeting of Christian Scientists. It is regrettable that the proceedings of the foregoing meeting of the clergy were not more in keeping with the admirable counsel of Abram when he said to Lot: "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren."

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June 23, 1928

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