In your issue of February 28, under the heading "Missionary Society,"...

Guadalupe Gazette-Bulletin

In your issue of February 28, under the heading "Missionary Society," you carried the following statement: "Mrs.—very ably presented the February study topic, 'The Unknown God—Unknown to the Christian Scientist.' Mrs.—then gave some interesting facts about the subject 'Christian Science.'" Inasmuch as I am sure that it was not your intention editorially to give it as your opinion that God is unknown to Christian Scientists, and since this editorial opinion was probably written by one of your correspondents rather than by one of your regular reporters or editors, I feel sure that you will permit me, as the spokesman for Christian Scientists in Texas, the courtesy of space for a reply.

Christian Science is a religion based upon the Bible, which is generally accepted as the textbook of Christianity. The Bible used by Christian Scientists is the King James Version, and the number of Bibles printed by the Oxford University Press for sale by The Christian Science Publishing Society is one of the largest in the world. Christian Scientists, in their study of the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly, use the Bible daily together with "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

Surely these facts do not form any basis whatever for the statement that God is unknown to Christian Scientists, for if the Word of God does not teach true knowledge of God then nothing does. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, cover this point of whether or not God is knows to Christian Scientists in the following citation from one of her books, "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 5): "The First Commandment of the Hebrew Decalogue, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me,' and the Golden Rule are the all-in-all of Christian Science. They are the spiritual idealism and realism which, when realized, constitute a Christian Scientist, heal the sick, reform the sinner, and rob the grave of its victory. The spiritual understanding which demonstrates Christian Science, enables the devout Scientist to worship, not an unknown God, but Him whom, understanding even in part, he continues to love more and to serve better."

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