It has been drawn to my attention that a clergyman had...


It has been drawn to my attention that a clergyman had a letter on the subject of Christian Science in the Advertiser of March 10.

The clergyman wrote: "Mrs. Eddy believes that we answer our own prayers. Hear what she says: "We must resolve to take up the cross, and go forth with honest hearts to work and watch for wisdom, Truth, and Love. We must "pray without ceasing." Such prayer is answered, in so far as we put our desires into practice.' " He omitted, however, to include the concluding sentence of the paragraph from which he quotes, which is as follows: "The Master's injunction is, that we pray in secret and let our lives attest our sincerity" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 15). The quotation thus read in its completeness is seen to have a very different meaning from that which our friend endeavored to give it.

Again he wrote: "Christian Science says, 'Man is incapable of sin, sickness, and death.' " Herein the reverend gentleman fails to inform the reader that Christian Science recognizes the difference between mortal man or "the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts," and God's man, or "the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."

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