Permit me to add something to what you said of Christian Science...

Schweizer Zeltgruss

Permit me to add something to what you said of Christian Science in your issue of September. Christian Science recognizes that men must strive sincerely and meekly to obey all the commandments given by Christ Jesus. That is why this teaching is Christian; it recognizes the validity, even for the present, of the admonition, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do." Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has written in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 4), "To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done."

This teaching is scientific because it is based on divine Principle, which, independent of time and matter, keeps its eternal validity. Christian Science can be demonstrated by everybody who gives himself up to the study of it and puts into practice what he understands. The term "thinking health" is misleading, because Christian Science teaches that the divine Mind alone knows; whereas mortal mind errs continually; it cannot heal truly, nor can it bring to pass anything that is good. Christian Science designates the use of human will power, autosuggestion, suggestion, and hypnotism as evil, and points to what the Apostle Paul writes in Romans: "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

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