In your recent issue you reprinted from the Chester Diocesan Gazette...

Macclesfield Courier & Herald

In your recent issue you reprinted from the Chester Diocesan Gazette a letter from a clergyman, in which, after a somewhat gratuitous fling at what he terms "the absurdities of Christian Science," the writer proceeds to explain the aims of the Church Tutorial Classes Association, included among which he mentions "the practical application of Christ's teaching to the life of to-day."

Now, the most conspicuous point in the teachings of Christian Science, and the one in which it differs from all other Christian denominations and is, therefore, I take it, one of the "absurdities," is that it insists on the application of the whole of the teachings of Jesus to "the life of to-day." While Christian Scientists understand that the command "Heal the sick" was intended for all Christian and for all time, other Christians restrict that command as having been given by Jesus only to his immediate disciples. It is only by accepting the command "Heal the sick," as a necessary and normal part of the teachings of Jesus to all Christians, that it is possible to demonstrate the truth of what Jesus meant when he said, "I am the way;" "Follow thou me;" "Go, and do thou likewise."

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Divine Science
February 2, 1929

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