From Letters, Substantially as Published

An article in your issue of August 1 refers to Christian Science...

Clarion Republican

An article in your issue of August 1 refers to Christian Science as being "kin" to other religious movements named therein but which, when carefully compared by one who understands Christian Science, are found to be quite at variance and not kin at all, even though a similarity of terms might so indicate. This similarity and variance need not seem strange when it is considered that there are many religious denominations in the world using the same Bible and identical language, and deriving much benefit therefrom, yet differing very considerably in their religious teaching.

It would be a "consummation devoutly to be wished" if all humanity could recognize a common kinship and brotherhood and endeavor by united efforts to overcome all evil—the common enemy of mankind—instead of allowing evil belief to separate mankind and create hostility by creedal divisions. Christian Science will ultimately bring this about, for its discovery is based upon divine law, which does not depend at all upon human opinion. Its understanding unites people. An understanding of God's law, as revealed in the Bible with the aid of the Christian Science textbook, can no more separate people than can the science of mathematics. God's law is Godlike, and therefore admits of "no variableness, neither shadow of turning." Any variance therefrom, however slight, cannot therefore be in accord with spiritual law.

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