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My attention has been drawn to an announcement in your issue of February 8, in which it is stated that a clergyman preached on Christian Science as contrasted with Christianity.

On the face of things, such a contrast is surely impossible. The dictionary defines "a Christian" as "one who believes in Jesus Christ." Undoubtedly Christian Science teaches belief in Christ Jesus. Equally undoubtedly many denominations, all claiming to be Christian, differ widely in what they believe about Christ Jesus. What, then, constitutes "a Christian" or "Christianity"?

In answering this question, as in everything else, Christian Science rests its teaching on the Bible. In Mark's Gospel we read: "These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."

While willing to admit that there is room for improvement, Christian Scientists are glad to have their "Christianity" judged by what has been accomplished in fulfilling this test.

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