[Judge H. L. Standeven, Committee on Publication for the State of Oklahoma, in the Blackwell Evening News]

In a recent issue of the News the minister of your local...

In a recent issue of the News the minister of your local Christian church took occasion to refer to Christian Science in a sermon he delivered, making statements which, if not corrected, might leave a false impression with your readers. According to the report of this sermon, the minister impressed upon his congregation the thought that Christian Scientists are false prophets who come "in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves," using the well-known Biblical quotation, "By their fruits ye shall know them." Christian Scientists are willing to be judged by the fruits of their efforts. Christian Scientists are usually happy, peaceful, law-abiding, healthy, prosperous, and they try to follow the teachings of Jesus in the way that he commanded.

During the last sixty years the Christian Science movement has made most remarkable progress. To-day its churches and societies are located in all parts of the world. This would not have followed the teachings of false prophets. Christian Science must stand or fall upon its own merits. A great many ministers in the past have criticized and condemned Christian Science and have tried to show it to the world in a false light. Notwithstanding these many attacks the Cause of Christian Science has continued to grow until to-day in almost every city, town, and village in the country you will find adherents to this religion.

Our critic should consider Gamaliel's advice as given in Acts: "And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."

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From the Field
November 23, 1929

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