Your issue of Tuesday last contained a report of an...


Your issue of Tuesday last contained a report of an address given by a canon, in which Christian Science is referred to as "a freak religion."

Original Christianity, as taught by the Master, Christ Jesus, healed both the sick and sinning, and the injunction to his followers to "heal the sick" has never been abrogated. The Christian Science church is designed to commemorate both the words and the works of our Master and is reinstating "primitive Christianity and lost element of healing" (Manual, p. 17).

Outworn epithets no longer satisfy a reading public every day growing better informed regarding this world-wide religious movement. Dr. Lyman Powell, who has made a study of the Christian Science organization, writes in his recent biography of Mary Baker Eddy:

"The sincere testimony offered by thousands, and thousands, of responsible people the whole world round that they have found joy and peace, healing and a higher aim in life in consequence of their adherence to this faith now be regarded seriously. Whatever opinion the reader may hold of the theology of Christian Science, the evidence is now overwhelming that for innumerably many, Christian Science works."

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April 20, 1935

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