Your issue of March 19 contains a letter criticizing Christian Science...

Blackheath Local Guide

Your issue of March 19 contains a letter criticizing Christian Science in a way which shows that the writer does not understand it.

To begin with, there is abundant evidence to prove that "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" was the original work of Mary Baker Eddy. In this "key" to the Scriptures she gave a priceless gem to the world; for it has unlocked the spiritual meaning of the Bible and thereby enabled countless thousands to gain salvation from sin, disease, poverty, want, and woe. To many homes in which the Bible had ceased to be of interest it has brought back the earnest study of the Book of books. Christian Scientists certainly believe, and have a sufficient reason to believe, that the writings of their Leader were inspired. The results of the study of them have proved this beyond doubt.

The spiritual interpretation in Science and Health (p. 16) of the first statement of the Lord's Prayer—"Our Father which art in heaven"—is, "Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious," and not as our critic has given it. This does not teach that Jesus was mistaken in saying, "Our Father which art in heaven," but confirms the statement in illuminating it.

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