In the "Ego" column of a recent issue you comment at...

In the "Ego" column of a recent issue you comment at some length on the prejudice and persecution suffered by the Jewish race. You observe that in seeking a solution of this problem, "some have become Christian Scientists," and add, "How odd—how incompatible." In considering whether a member of your race is inconsistent in becoming a Christian Scientist, all depends on what one understands the basis of Christian Science to be. Christian Science has its foundation solely in the Scriptures; and Christian Science teaches and demonstrates pure monotheism: "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." And throughout the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, are to be found references to the Mosaic Decalogue, revealing its scientific immutability. For example, on page 340 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," she says: "The First Commandment is my favorite text. It demonstrates Christian Science. ... The divine Principle of the First Commandment bases the Science of being, by which man demonstrates health, holiness, and life eternal."

The Jew, then, who finds in Christian Science that spiritual interpretation of the Scriptures whereby he may prove—actually prove—the scientific, demonstrable nature of the teachings of the ancient Hebrew prophets, discovering in the Decalogue that divine Principle, or Truth, which "bases the Science of being," and enables him to demonstrate "health, holiness, and life eternal," does not thereby lay him-self liable to the charge of inconsistency. Moreover,—and bearing directly on the subject in hand,—those of your race who have become identified with Christian Science have found surcease or escape therein from that bitter, depressing, and disabling sense of prejudice and persecution of which you complain, and for which you seek a cure.

Texas Jewish Herald

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