In your issue of November 27 you gave a generous amount...


In your issue of November 27 you gave a generous amount of space in the reporting of a Christian Science lecture which was delivered in Birmingham. Christian Scientists appreciate the excellent report you gave of this recent lecture.

There occurred, however, in the write-up, a typographical error which made one statement appear to be just exactly the opposite of what the lecturer actually said. I ask this brief space in which to make correction, so that no one would be misled as to the teachings of Christian Science on the point involved. Your printed report quoted the lecturer as saying that "Mary Baker Eddy did not turn from matter," etc., in her elucidation of the Principle of Christian Science. The actual statement of the lecturer was that Mrs. Eddy did turn from matter, and relied solely upon Spirit, God. Your printed report, in several other statements, corroborated this as one of the fundamental teachings of Christian Science.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 458) Mrs. Eddy has written, "Christianity causes men to turn naturally from matter to Spirit, as the flower turns from darkness to light." Again, on page 265, she states, "Mortals must gravitate Godward, their affections and aims grow spiritual,—they must near the broader interpretations of being, and gain some proper sense of the infinite,—in order that sin and mortality may be put off."

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