A contributor in your issue of August 26 made various...

California Eagle

A contributor in your issue of August 26 made various mistaken comments regarding Christian Science in his "diagnosis of Christian Science as related to the Word of God," and I should appreciate an opportunity to present correct information concerning this religion; and please let me assure the readers of the Eagle that the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, presents helpful and satisfactory answers regarding all the points he mentioned.

Christian Science is founded on the Bible, and Christian Scientists are diligent students of the Scriptures. Their first religious tenet states, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Science and Health, p. 497). Accepting Christ Jesus as their Exemplar, they accept his words and works unreservedly, and they recognize the primary importance of obedience to the commands, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind," and, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."

This religion accepts the Master's marvelous cures as the natural results of the operation of divine law, as evidence of the omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience of God, good. Consistent with his promise, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also," Christian Scientists are healing mental, moral, physical, and financial dis orders by the same spiritual means that were used by Jesus and the early Christians. This religion is absolute and exact in its method, and it has positive rules for its practice; and since it utilizes the ever available laws of divine Life, Truth, and Love, it is compassionate and tender. Thus, manifestly, it is a Christian and scientific religion.

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