There was an allusion to Christian Science in your recent...


There was an allusion to Christian Science in your recent issue, in which your correspondent classed Christian Science with Mormonism and Bolshevism. Although appreciating the very kindly attitude of the writer, and his loyalty to Christianity, I should like to point out that Christian Science cannot be associated with these two movements.

The teaching of Christian Science as to the allness of God is clear-cut and unmistakable. God is defined on page 587 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy as, "The great I am; the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love; all substance; intelligence;" and it is further stated (p. 328), "Mortals suppose that they can live without goodness, when God is good and the only real Life."

While appreciating all that is good everywhere, Christian Scientists cannot but realize that the Science of Life as Jesus lived it, and as it was discovered in this century by Mary Baker Eddy and called Christian Science, should not, and cannot, be confused with various philosophies and religious cults; and without any condemnation of others they insist that its character and pure spiritual nature must be understood, in order that the limitless benefits it holds for humanity may not be hidden in the mists of material systems and uncertainty.

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