The question used as a title for an article in a recent...

Jewish Times

The question used as a title for an article in a recent issue of the Jewish Times, "Can one be a Christian Scientist and a Jew at the same time?" has quite recently been answered so fully in your columns by Christian Scientists that a further reply should not be necessary. However, as the propounder of this question, in endeavoring to answer it by an explanation of what he thought Christian Science to be, has made many mistakes in this attempted correction, I should appreciate being permitted to comment on just a few of them for the benefit of your readers, who would otherwise be misinformed.

For instance, no Christian Scientist will be found "denying the existence of matter and affirming the absolute spirituality of matter," as this would be and is an absurdity; neither will it be found that he "states that man is nonexistent." For he sees man as most vitally existent, as real and very much alive, but understands man to be as described in Genesis, created in the image and after the likeness of God. And God is not matter.

The supposition that Christian Scientists believe that "life itself is a nonreality" has no foundation in fact; for Christian Science teaches that God is the Life of man, even as the Scriptures declare, "For he is thy life, and the length of thy days;" and further, that the eternality of God insures the immortality of His image, man.

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August 10, 1929

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