At the annual convention of Anglo-Catholic priests in...

Newscastle Journal

At the annual convention of Anglo-Catholic priests in Oxford, a clergyman, according to the report in the Newcastle Journal, referred to Christian Science as a "quack religion" and classified it with systems to which it bears no resemblance and with which it has nothing in common.

Christ Jesus, the master Christian, commanded his followers to preach the gospel and heal the sick, and for nearly three centuries after the resurrection Christians obeyed these commands. Since the third century, however, and until the advent of Christian Science, the command as to healing the sick had been lost sight of. Christian Science is the reinstatement of "primitive Christianity and its lost element" of spiritual healing (Church Manual, p. 17); and Christian Scientists are proving, with ever increasing success, that the understanding of God, as taught in Christian Science, enables them to obey fully the Master's command. This obedience is not quackery, but genuine Christianity.

August 19, 1933

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