As reported in your last issue, reference was made to...

Hong Kong Daily Press

As reported in your last issue, reference was made to Christian Science in a recent address by a bishop in England. The reverend gentleman is stated to have declared that "religion had degenerated, and fantastic types of belief, such as spiritualism, Christian Science, and magical sacramentalism, had gained new vitality." These he described, in part, as "crudities ..." which "drove the simple and convinced enthusiasts to resuscitate moribund fancies." Inasmuch as his reference to Christian Science is misleading and erroneous, space is respectfully requested for a brief correction.

Christian Science, which is the reinstatement of primitive Christianity, has no connection whatsoever with spiritualism or magical sacramentalism. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has devoted a chapter of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," to showing the wide gulf which separates Christian Science from spiritualism, and throughout her writings anything in the nature of magic is positively denounced, as is the case in the Holy Bible. Far from being a fantastic type of belief, Christian Science is the reappearance of the vital truths taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus, and it is regenerating and instilling a new spirit into religion by healing the sick and reforming the sinner in accordance with the commands of the Master.

The scientific Christianity—Christian Science—which is bringing salvation to mankind, is exact knowledge of God and His creation. It is no mere crudity having the dismal effects described by our clerical critic. On the contrary, Christian Scientists are generally recognized as a cheerful body of people, capable of giving a reason of the hope that is in them.

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January 10, 1931

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