Some time ago there appeared in your paper an article,...


Some time ago there appeared in your paper an article, called "Out of Boston," containing several positive misrepresentations of Christian Science, for the correction of which I request space in your columns. First, allow me to say that the statement made in that article, that new-thought is a variety of Christian Science, is absolutely false. Without going into any discussion of the former, I should like to present, for the benefit of your readers, the fact that Christian Science, as discovered and founded by Mary Baker Eddy, does not depend for its efficacy upon the use of autosuggestion in any way whatsoever, but relies wholly upon the power of God to correct any wrong condition through the agency of prayer.

For the writer of that article to say that in Christian Science little Christianity and still less science are found, indicates on his part a very scant acquaintance with this great healing religion; for it may be said that Christianity, as taught and practiced by Christ Jesus, forms the root and branch of Christian Science. Proof that this system is Christianly scientific is to be found in the good accomplished by it. One has only to look about him to see living witnesses to the scientific healing power of this religion. Wednesday evening meetings in Christian Science churches are replete with testimonies of those healed, and every number of The Christian Science Journal and of the Christian Science Sentinel contains testimonies of individuals healed and regenerated through the power of God as taught and demonstrated in Christian Science. One further statement by the writer of the article in question needs correction, and this is his reference to seeing an announcement that a Christian Science Reader would give a lecture in the church. He should have said that the lecturer was a former Reader, because the By-Laws of The Mother Church of this denomination provide that "no lecture shall be given by a Reader during his term of Readership" (Church Manual, p. 95).

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