In justice to the readers of your paper, I shall appreciate...


In justice to the readers of your paper, I shall appreciate the opportunity to correct some of the misleading and erroneous statements in an article published in the Republican.

The Church of Christ, Scientist, was organized "to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing" (Manual of The Mother Church, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 17). This is in accord with the command of Jesus to go into all the world and heal the sick and the sinning as he did, through absolute dependence on the power of the one Mind, God.

Mrs. Eddy writes in her book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 457): "Departing from Christian Science, some learners commend diet and hygiene. They even practise these, intending thereby to initiate the cure which they mean to complete with Mind, as if the non-intelligent could aid Mind! The Scientist's demonstration rests on one Principle, and there must and can be no opposite rule. Let this Principle be applied to the cure of disease without exploting other means."

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