In your issue of March 12, 1935, you quoted a statement...

Eastern Province Herald

In your issue of March 12, 1935, you quoted a statement to the effect that Christian Science is "a child begotten by intuition out of ignorance, and the perennial product of the human mind." Christian Science is true Science, and as the word "science" is derived from scire, "to know, or to understand," so Christian Science is the knowledge or the understanding of Christ, or Truth, begotten not by the human mind, but by the divine Mind, or God. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the author introduced the term "Christian Science" to designate a scientific system of divine healing. She states on page 127: "Science is an emanation of divine Mind, and is alone able to interpret God aright. It has a spiritual, and not a material origin. It is a divine utterance, —the Comforter which leadeth into all truth."

Christian Science is the very opposite of ignorance; and in fact no one is called upon to believe any statement made in the textbook unless he can understand and prove it to be true. This is exactly what students of Christian Science are doing every day. At the Wednesday evening services all over the world hundreds and thousands of people are expressing gratitude for healings, physical and mental, brought about by a better understanding of God— the divine Mind. It is the action of divine Mind on the human mind that heals. You will remember that Jesus was accused of healing by Beelzebub, and because Christian Scientists are emulating Jesus to the extent of their understanding, they are accused of much the same thing now.

It is ignorance that causes many hundreds of thousands of thinking men and women all over the world, in all phases of life, to study the Bible, together with the Christian Science textbook, in order to obtain a better knowledge of God and man in His image and likeness? No, it is because they know that with the little understanding they have gained they are able to demonstrate the truth, thus bringing joy, happiness, and health, in many cases after medical methods have failed.

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