From Letters, Substantially as Published

Although none of the articles in your issue of July 18...

California Independent-Review

Although none of the articles in your issue of July 18 [1935] mentioned Christian Science by name, readers of the Independent-Review probably recognized the implied criticism of this religion when an item, discussing opposition to vaccination, classified as "silly ideas" some of the teachings that are known to be accepted by Christian Scientists.

Please let me remind your readers that the statements, "God is Love" and "God is good," cited by the article in question, are of Scriptural origin, for the beloved disciple emphasized especially that "God is love," and Christ Jesus said, "There is none good but one, that is, God." These statements are foundational in the Master's instruction. Reasoning accurately from them and from other inspired passages in the Bible, how can the logical thinker arrive at any other conclusion than that God never made disease or pain, and that, in the true state of being, sickness and other discords have no real or actual existence?

The Scriptural statements quoted above, and correct deductions from them, constitute the foundation on which Mary Baker Eddy established Christian Science, and they are the basis of the healing work that is being accomplished by adherents of this religion. The realization of these truths has enabled men and women to bring about the destruction of functional and organic disease, as well as moral and financial ills.

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