Certain statements regarding the religion of Christian Science...

Pepperell Free Press

Certain statements regarding the religion of Christian Science published in your issue of May 24 were based on misapprehension. Therefore, I trust you will kindly give space to this letter.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, organized a church "to commemorate," as she said, "the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing" (Church Manual, p. 17). Further evidence that Christian Science is founded on the Bible appears in the fact that texts from the King James Version of the Bible form the basis of every Christian Science service throughout the world.

Your correspondent has touched upon several theological questions, which Mrs. Eddy has handled completely and logically in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the textbook of Christian Science. Since this book is available in public libraries and in Christian Science Reading Rooms throughout the world, it would not be advisable for me to attempt to set forth fully Mrs. Eddy's teaching in this brief letter. But I trust that I may present a few observations which will be helpful in themselves, and which will indicate that your correspondent by taking short passages from their context has given an incorrect impression.

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August 18, 1934

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