An item under the caption "Epworth League Begins...

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An item under the caption "Epworth League Begins Study of Religions," which appeared in a recent issue of your paper, tells of a plan to compare various religions with Christianity. As hardly any of the eleven religions named lay claim to being Christian, the inclusion of Christian Science may have been misleading to some of the Tribune readers. Therefore your kindness in presenting to them through your columns the following clarifying statement will be greatly appreciated.

Christianity is the system of the doctrine and precepts taught by Christ Jesus, and those who embrace his teachings are Christians. Then it is obvious that any sect can rightly lay claim to being Christian and be identified with Christianity only as it accepts the Master's doctrines and renders obedience to his precepts.

In that greatest of all sermons, the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told how his followers should be known, that is, by their fruits. It is to be observed that he not only preached the gospel and reformed the sinner, but healed the sick and overcame death. In the completeness of his demonstration over evil, he showed all mankind the way to a full salvation through following his example as he commanded. "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," are his vital words, coming down through the centuries as an encouragement and an inspiration to all.

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