"Bible Student," referring to recent correspondence between...

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"Bible Student," referring to recent correspondence between a lecturer and an adherent of Christian Science, commends the reading of II Timothy 3:7–9, in order that it may be seen whether it "has any bearing on the subject, psychological or otherwise," stating that, in his opinion, "medical science, psychological science, and all other proved sciences have their very useful functions to perform, but ... are gifts from God, and as such take a definitely secondary place."

Christ Jesus pointed out the way for all men, and his treatment of the sinning and diseased and other problems was the application of the truth to the human belief producing the discord. He revealed his method and the method to be adopted by his followers in his declaration, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." He persistently rejected the false mental methods and healing systems of his time, and repudiated all suggestions that good comes to man from any other source but God. Were Jesus present today, there is no doubt that he would refuse to recognize or recommend any system which is not based on the premise, "The Lord he is God; there is none else beside him;" and seeing that Christian Science rests upon this premise, it is Christian, and, being demonstrable, is Science—Christian Science. Of her discovery, Mrs. Eddy has written (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 471, 472), "This Science teaches man that God is the only Life, and that this Life is Truth and Love; that God is to be understood, adored, and demonstrated; that divine Truth casts out suppositional error and heals the sick."

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