In your issue of the 17th inst., under "Christian Forum,"...

Mid-Devon Times

In your issue of the 17th inst., under "Christian Forum," a request is made for your estimate of the teaching of Christian Science. Your correspondent "Vita," in reply, makes certain statements on this subject which are somewhat misleading; and I shall be glad of the opportunity to reply.

First, Christian Science is not a cult, as "Vita" states, but is recognized generally as a Christian denomination, having been founded over half a century ago, when, as shown in the Manual of The Mother Church (p. 17), it was voted, on the recommendation of Mrs. Eddy, "To organize a church designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing."

Christian Science heals all manner of disease, whether it be labeled "functional" or "organic." Jesus overcame every condition of evil that was presented to him, and promised his followers that they should do likewise. One cannot heal in the way Jesus did, and taught, by material methods; for, as Paul said, "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

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