In a recent issue of your paper appeared an article, credited...

Panhandle Herald

In a recent issue of your paper appeared an article, credited to "Time," in which were narrated some experiences of certain rival evangelists, in London. In this account the opinion of one of these persons regarding Christian Science was given. This opinion betrayed an utter lack of comprehension of its teachings and accomplishments. One would not have to go beyond the confines of your city to find reputable persons who, out of their own personal experiences, can refute such absurd statements as that Christian Science has "blasted their hopes of heaven;" or that their Christlike religious teachings had "left them in utter spiritual desolation." Multitudes have found peace, consolation, comfort, courage, and hope through Christian Science; many or even most of them gaining these spiritual blessings after failing to find surcease through other channels.

Moreover, unnumbered thousands have found relief from mental, moral, and physical disorders and diseases through this teaching of the Christian Science church, which accepts, and obeys, the Saviour's command not only to preach the gospel and reclaim the sinning, but to heal the physically sick and distressed as well.

On page 342 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," of which Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, is the author, appears the following: "Christian Science awakens the sinner, reclaims the infidel, and raises from the couch of pain the helpless invalid. It speaks to the dumb the words of Truth, and they answer with rejoicing. It causes the deaf to hear, the lame to walk, and the blind to see. Who would be the first to disown the Christliness of good works, when our Master says, 'By their fruits ye shall know them'?" This quotation is given as a sufficient answer to the assertions appearing in the article under consideration, to the effect that Christian Science is less than Christian, and is a menace to the spiritual well-being of the race.

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March 9, 1929

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