My attention has been drawn to a letter in your issue of...


My attention has been drawn to a letter in your issue of May 1, in which the writer expresses his views regarding the teachings of Christian Science.

If your correspondent would read the Tenets of Christian Science, which are found on page 497 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, he would find that Christian Scientists take "the inspired Word of the Bible" as their "sufficient guide to eternal Life," and that they acknowledge Jesus' atonement.

Christian Science does not teach that mortal man is perfect. This is clearly explained in the following quotation (Science and Health, p. 346): "When man is spoken of as made in God's image, it is not sinful and sickly mortal man who is referred to, but the ideal man, reflecting God's likeness." Christian Scientists are growing in the understanding of this perfect man, and the result is seen in the healing of incurable diseases, reforming the sinner and giving the infidel a concept of God that he can prove and understand. In the words of Christ Jesus, "By their fruits ye shall know them."

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O Still Small Voice!
November 11, 1933

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