Replying to a letter signed "D. L." which appeared in...


Replying to a letter signed "D. L." which appeared in the Telegraph of July 25, challenging the assertion that Christian Science is "the restoration of the divine healing practiced by Jesus and the early Christians," in order that your readers may be correctly informed, the courtesy of sufficient space to answer some of these criticisms of Christian Science is respectfully requested.

Mrs. Eddy never called the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," her Bible. It is what its name implies, a "key" to the Scriptures—it has made the Bible live as an ever-present guide, instead of being, as it was to so many of us, not understood. The Bible is a daily companion to the student of Christian Science.

In Science and Health we read (p. 329): "Because you cannot walk on the water and raise the dead, you have no right to question the great might of divine Science in these directions. Be thankful that Jesus, who was the true demonstrator of Science, did these things, and left his example for us. In Science we can use only what we understand." The day has passed for an intelligent man or woman to assert that Christian Science does not heal the sick and sinning. Hundreds and thousands of people in Australia and all over the civilized world have been healed, through Christian Science, of all kinds of disease. A religion that is bringing such joy, peace, health, and comfort to so many could not honestly be called a "Satanical snare."

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