Having read the reports in your paper of the four addresses...

Evening Argus

Having read the reports in your paper of the four addresses on "The Truth and Error of Christian Science" by an Archdeacon, I shall be glad of space to correct some of the statements he has made concerning the teachings of Christian Science.

He is reported to have said that "Mrs. Eddy starts with a theory and then tries to fit the facts into the theory and thus lends herself to grotesque contradictions." Had the Archdeacon perceived that Mrs. Eddy defines God and His creation as the only realities of being, and maintains this premise as the basis of all her teachings, he would not hve made this statement. I cannot verify the quotations cited by the Archdeacon; he evidently quoted from an old edition of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and not from the latest revision made by Mrs. Eddy.

On page 275 of this edition Mrs. Eddy writes, "The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind." Logically and demonstratively she supports this point. Christian Science, understood, coincides with the Scriptures where we read in the Gospel of John, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made," and, again, in the first chapter of Genesis, "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good;" and no place is assigned to evil in this record.

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The Day Breaketh
August 22, 1936

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