A speaker in Lethbridge, according to a report in the...


A speaker in Lethbridge, according to a report in the Herald, undertook to prove that the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, does not stand the test of the Bible. So far as your report shows, this speaker apparently did not mention a fact which is familiar to the well-informed. This fact is that a large and ever increasing number of people, through reading Science and Health, are becoming diligent, devoted students of the Bible. Among that large number are many who, until they studied Science and Health, had never read the Bible at all. In view of this, the speaker would have some difficulty in convincing an intelligent audience that Science and Health is not in harmony with the Bible.

Something more than the "acid test" which the speaker claimed to apply to the Christian Science textbook is needed. Christ Jesus supplied a much more dependable test in these simple words: "By their fruits ye shall know them." Day by day the evidence accumulates to show that by reading Science and Health the sick are being healed, the sinning reformed, the sorrowing comforted. Many of those who have scoffed at the Bible and at religion are, through reading this book, being changed into humble followers of Christ Jesus, proving their faith by their works. Judged in the light of such fruitage, Science and Health does, indeed, stand the test. The entire contents of this textbook are in harmony with the first Tenet of Christian Science, printed on page 497, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life."

Spiritual Discernment
July 18, 1931

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