I shall greatly appreciate the courtesy of space to correct...

Evening Courier

I shall greatly appreciate the courtesy of space to correct the unjust and totally unwarranted statement of a correspondent in one of your recent issues to the effect that "Christian Science, so called, . . . ignores the Biblical declaration of imperfection, sickness, pain, and death, and the existence of God as a sentient being;" for there is not even a semblance of fact in these assertions.

Christian Science teaching is derived from the Scriptures, and no more ignores the human states mentioned than does the Bible. In fact, Christian Scientists destroy those conditions as did Christ Jesus and the early Christians, in the degree that the Master's teachings are understood. Mary Baker Eddy, in her study of the Scriptures, made this momentous discovery, namely, that there is an absolute Science of Truth, unchangeable throughout time and eternity. Therefore God's truth is just as available to-day as it was centuries ago, for the correction of all human ailments and imperfections. To such an extent has this been proved by Christian Scientists that physicians of national and international reputation have admitted its efficacy.

Christian Science is quite in accord with the Scriptural statement that God is "of purer eyes than to behold evil, and" cannot "look on iniquity." It reveals the fact that the evils of which your correspondent speaks are not derived from a divine source, nor have they a foundation of truth or reality to support them. They can therefore be destroyed on a scientific basis. Christian Science healing has nothing in common with superstition or healing of any kind based on blind faith. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 342), Mrs. Eddy has written, among other immortal truths, this reasonable statement: "If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident."

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