A recent letter from a correspondent in which Christian Science...

Clevedon Mercury

A recent letter from a correspondent in which Christian Science was mentioned, is likely to be misleading to your readers. I should therefore appreciate brief space for an official correction. It is obvious to even the most casual observer that the Christian Science church is everywhere making tremendous progress and that it is very much alive, as attendance at authorized Christian Science lectures in any city or large town in the United Kingdom would prove. Incidentally, three leading Somerset newspapers have recently published headlines such as "Christian Science: Half a Century's Phenomenal Progress." As the Christian Science church is founded on Christianity as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus and not on any human personality, it has naturally continued to function, in accordance with the instructions of Mrs. Eddy in her Church Manual and other writings, even after she passed from human sight. While according to any people the right to found a movement of their own, it is only fair to your readers to state that the Christian Science movement consists of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, and its branch churches throughout the world, and has no connection with any other organization. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes on pages 483 and 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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