An item in your issue of September 18 gave misleading...

Eagle Rock Sentinel

An item in your issue of September 18 gave misleading impressions regarding Christian Science, and I should appreciate an opportunity to present to your readers points in defense of this religion.

Contrary to an inference in the item in question, the Christian Science denomination places the Bible in a most exalted position, both in church services and in daily use. The Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy are the only textbooks of Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy's writings are based on the Scriptures. They open the Bible to the sincere seeker, and unfold its spiritual significance so that its truths are available in human experience. In all Christian Science Lesson-Sermons, the readings are from the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. In Science and Health (p. 497) Mrs. Eddy presents the following as the first Tenet of Christian Science: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." The Biblical statement of the nature of God and of the life, character, and works of Christ Jesus furnishes the groundwork on which the Christian Science denomination is built. Incidentally, the authorized King James Version of the Bible is used by Christian Scientists—the same translation that is approved by other Protestant churches.

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