In a recent issue of the Oklahoma News there was published...

Oklahoma News

In a recent issue of the Oklahoma News there was published a letter from one of your readers in which he severely criticized Christian Science and made many statements not based upon facts. The quotations that he used were incomplete and disconnected, and were intended to mislead the readers of your paper. He charged that Christian Science denies the divinity of the Christ and the atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ Jesus. On the subject of the divinity of Christ, had the writer of this article desired to be fair he would have quoted from page 332 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy as follows: "Jesus was the son of a virgin. He was appointed to speak God's word and to appear to mortals in such a form of humanity as they could understand as well as perceive. ... He expressed the highest type of divinity, which a fleshly form could express in that age. Into the real and ideal man the fleshly element cannot enter. Thus it is that Christ illustrates the coincidence, or spiritual agreement, between God and man in His image."

Regarding "resurrection" the writer quoted only a portion of Mrs. Eddy's statement on this subject. The full quotation is self-explanatory (Science and Health, pp. 44, 45): "His disciples believed Jesus to be dead while he was hidden in the sepulchre, whereas he was alive, demonstrating within the narrow tomb the power of Spirit to overrule mortal, material sense. There were rock-ribbed walls in the way, and a great stone must be rolled from the cave's mouth; but Jesus vanquished every material obstacle, overcame every law of matter, and stepped forth from his gloomy resting-place, crowned with the glory of a sublime success, an everlasting victory."

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