Your recent issue contains a letter from "Homo Sapiens,"...

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald

Your recent issue contains a letter from "Homo Sapiens," in which reference is made to Christian Science. From the tone of his letter he appears to approach the subject from a philosophical point of view, and one of his statements is that the aim of Christian Science is to prove by logical reasoning that the five senses of mortal man are "physical delusions." One of the definitions of philosophy is "wisdom," but to understand the teachings of Christian Science, which are those of Christ Jesus, it is necessary to have not the wisdom of worldly philosophers, but the wisdom of our Master, of whom Mrs. Eddy writes, on page 313 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Jesus of Nazareth was the most scientific man that ever trod the globe. He plunged beneath the material surface of things, and found the spiritual cause."

The aim of Christian Science is not the negative one stated by your correspondent. On the contrary, a Christian Scientist endeavors to demonstrate his knowledge of God, and to work out individually his salvation from ignorant and erroneous views of God, man, and the universe. In doing so he never departs from the correct statement that "all is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all" (Science and Health, p. 468). To the Christian Scientist, therefore, man, made in the image and likeness of God, is unfallen. The understanding of this statement and all it involves is gained, not through knowledge obtained from the material senses, but through spiritual understanding. It can be acquired through a study of the Bible, in conjunction with the Christian Science textbook, and by putting into practice what has been learned.

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