It is again necessary that certain inaccurate statements...


It is again necessary that certain inaccurate statements expressed in the letter of your correspondent in your issue of August 17 should be corrected. He begins his letter by saying, "The fact of the matter is, that no unprejudiced intelligent man can write a book favorable to Christian Science." This merely expresses a complete ignorance of facts. One has only to read some of the annual reports of Christian Science workers from all over the world to know that more and more people, doctors, clergy, teachers, university men and women are giving attention and respect to the healing work of Christian Science; also that the membership of Christian Science churches includes men and women of every profession, religious, social, political, literary, and of all the arts, as well as successful business men and women and those of us who call ourselves the "common people," who have gladly heard and accepted the gospel of Christ Jesus as interpreted by Mrs. Eddy. Requests are received from training colleges, young men's and young women's Christian and social organizations of every kind for addresses to be given on the subject of Christian Science.

Christian Science teaches that all is Mind, and that Mind is God, but it differentiates between divine Mind, which is God, Spirit, and the human mind. Mrs. Eddy writes on page 482 of Science and Health: "Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God. It can heal in no other way, since the human, mortal mind so-called is not a healer, but causes the belief in disease." Christian Science bases its teaching on the Bible; it accepts the statement that God is the creator of all reality, and by reality is meant all that is eternal, spiritual. God, divine Mind, could not create anything unlike Himself, and so could not be the author of sin, disease, or any other discord, therefore Christian Science claims quite logically that these evils are illusions. The Christian Scientist sets out to put on that Mind which was in Christ Jesus, the Mind that enabled him to heal the sick and the sinning, and in so far as he is able to do this, his perceptions are purified and he is able to enter into his rightful inheritance as a child of God, his endowment of dominion "over all the earth," and in the words of Jesus, "over all the power of the enemy."

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