A reference to Christian Science by a clergyman which...

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A reference to Christian Science by a clergyman which appeared in the issue of your paper of December 17, 1929, disclosed his unfamiliarity with the subject. Subsequently, in your issue on March 24 he uses the words, "These is Christian Science, a false religion." And again, in your issue of March 31 he says, Christian Science comes "under the heading of Baal," meaning by this that Christian Science is anti-Christian. Continuing, he says in part: "If there is no sin in the world, then Jesus came to no avail, ... and when you concoct some sort of religion to do away with sin, you are doing away with Jesus." In the interest of fairness and accuracy, will you kindly grant me space for comment on these statements?

The assertion that Christian Science is false and anti-Christian is inaccurate. Mrs. Eddy says she discovered Christian Science as the result of her consecrated study of the Bible, and that the Bible was her only textbook. She further states that she founded her system upon "the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 126). Certainly no one is better qualified to give the source of her discovery than Mrs. Eddy herself; and if Christian Science is false and anti-Christian, as this critic avers, then every fiber of Christianity, the religion established by Christ Jesus, is interwoven with falsity, and Christ Jesus himself becomes a false teacher.

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