In your issue of July 6, under the heading "Science and Religion,"...

Hamilton Advertiser and County of Lanark News

In your issue of July 6, under the heading "Science and Religion," a clergyman contributes a helpful article on "Faith"; but in a reference to Christian Science he states, "Without admitting half the vagaries of Christian Science, it must be frankly admitted that it has something to teach us."

May I be allowed space to explain that the teachings of Christian Science and the healing which results from an understanding of these teachings cannot be separated. There are no vagaries in Christian Science to anyone who understands it. Immediately preceding his statement about Christian Science as given above, the clergyman, answering the question, Can we trust Him (God) with our health? writes, "That does not mean that we are to be careless of health or indifferent to its inexorable laws." Presumably this explains what he means by the "vagaries" of Christian Science. But no Christian Scientist is careless of health, although he prefers to trust its preservation to God. Neither are Christian Scientists indifferent to the law of health, although they draw a distinction between it and a so-called law of disease. It is surely obvious that there cannot be two inexorable and yet opposed laws. Paul had no doubt about this when he wrote, "The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

The writer quotes Moffatt's translation of Hebrews 11:1 as, "Now faith means we are confident of what we hope for, convinced of what we do not see." In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy has written (pp. 476, 477): "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick." A comparison of these two quotations show how closely Christian Science adheres to the teaching of the Bible.

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