In your issue of December 15 [1933] you report a paper...

Waterloo and Crosby Herald

In your issue of December 15 [1933] you report a paper in which the speaker attacks the religion of Christian Science, and I therefore request the favor of space in your columns to make some reply to his comments.

He began his paper by saying that the examination of the subject of Christian Science is hard, not easy, and that the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," written by Mary Baker Eddy, is illogical and contradictory.

Many who are Christian Scientists today felt the same about it when they were first attracted to its study, but that was because they came to it with more or less fixed ideas of their own based upon a material sense of things and a material interpretation of the Bible. But once they grasped its fundamental teaching that, because God, Spirit, is infinitely good and perfect, His creation must be just as perfect as He is, and also spiritual, and that any other sense of things can be only a false sense of things, then they began to find the logic of the book consistent, irresistible, and irrefutable. They have also found that it has made the Bible for them a consistent and logical book, and that it has solved for them many of the seeming contradictions and problems that used to puzzle them when they studied it. And greatest of all, they have learned that the understanding of God it gives them lifts them out of sin, sickness, suffering, and discouragement "into the glorious liberty of the children of God," and into a practical understanding and appreciation of the atonement of Jesus Christ.

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