In Dagen of the 13th inst., under the heading "On Incursion...


In Dagen of the 13th inst., under the heading "On Incursion with Sic," I find a criticism of a lecture on Christian Science which is reported in translation in Norges Kvinder. It is easy to reject the opinion of those who differ from our own views by calling it "nonsense." I believe, however, that if your contributor would take time to study thoroughly the lecture referred to, he would admit that it is entirely logically built up on a Scriptural foundation. And that Christian Science gives a correct understanding of the Bible is proved daily by thousands of earnest Christians through the healing of sickness and sin.

Your contributor quotes a passage of the lecture as "a sample of the marvelousness." It is possible that many may find some words and expressions in this citation, detached as it is from the context, not easy to understand. But is it so remarkable that a man who has caught a glimpse of God's omnipotence and the real man's perfection, and who thereby has lost a good deal of his fear and anxiety, finds that this influences his whole life and his business? "The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." The Bible is full of examples of this blessing, and all who have a vital Christian faith probably in some way have experienced God's protection for themselves and theirs.

Christian Science has from the beginning been criticized by those who have not understood its teachings; but it has in less than seventy years encircled the globe, and new members are continually uniting with the Christian Science movement in gratitude for the new spiritual life it has given them.

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September 14, 1935

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