From Letters, Substantially as Published

The Vanguard of November 8 contains "a verbatim report"...


The Vanguard of November 8 contains "a verbatim report" of an address in the Protestant Forum on October 15.

In the course of the report the speaker is credited with the assertion that "Christian Science is something similar to spiritualism," and this entirely unsupported statement is made after the assertion that he had "studied both systems." The study of Christian Science would naturally commence with its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Would you kindly give me space to point out that in this textbook one whole chapter is entitled "Christian Science versus Spiritualism"? In that chapter (p. 71) Mrs. Eddy writes, "I never could believe in spiritualism;" she then goes on to explain so clearly the difference between Christian Science and spiritualism that it makes one wonder if the speaker's study of the subject can have included the textbook, or whether he has formed his opinion of it from some misinformed critic.

Christian Science denies none of the fundamentals of the gospel of Christ Jesus, nor does it shrink from attempting to fulfill the test of healing the sick, which task Jesus himself imposed when he said, "These signs shall follow them that believe."

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