Allow me to thank your correspondent, "K. T.," for his...

Shrewsbury Chronicle

Allow me to thank your correspondent, "K. T.," for his statement about the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science: "Christians respect and honor Mrs. Eddy for having given a great testimony to the eternal truth of Christianity in very striking words that few are capable of." This is a refreshing tribute!

However, our friend appears to have still further misconceptions regarding the church Mrs. Eddy founded, and her teachings. Objection is also raised to the fact that I quoted from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, partly because it is claimed to be an unknown book, which is not correct. A suggestion is made that had this book been read by "K. T.," with an open mind, these incorrect observations would not have been penned.

Evidently, sufficient consideration has not been given to the title of this denomination of Christians, which is the "Church of Christ, Scientist." The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., is entitled also "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts." Mrs. Eddy's church was founded on complete compliance with the Master's commands, with a stated divine Principle and rules for demonstrating the practicality of those commands. Far from not accepting "the original orders to receive the gospel in childlike simplicity," each Christian Scientist has found that only as he has humbled himself "as this little child," that is, discarded his material notions about God and man, has he been able to understand Christian Science. It is still true to say that "the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God," and vice versa.

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"In my Father's house"
July 19, 1930

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