In an article entitled "Modernism as in England and...

Daily Gleaner

In an article entitled "Modernism as in England and America Today," published in the Gleaner, a writer makes reference to Mary Baker Eddy. It is therefore assumed that he is attempting to include Christian Science under the classification of "modernism."

To classify Christian Science as "modernism" reveals at once an entire misapprehension of this Science. The spiritual, healing truth presented by Christian Science has been in operation from early Bible times. Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and others practiced this method of healing with marked success, and it reached its culmination in the life and works of Christ Jesus, the master Metaphysician. It is interesting to note also that, according to history, spiritual healing was practiced by the Christians for about three hundred years after the resurrection, until materialism entered into the church.

Far from "turning its back on God's own plan for the communication of His religious truth to men"—as our critic avers—Christian Science insists upon obedience to the letter and spirit of the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount as the means of mankind's redemption from sin, sickness, want, and woe of every description. The first tenet of The Mother Church reads, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life" (Manual of The Mother Church, p. 15).

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December 29, 1934

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