In the leading article in Arbeiderbladet of April 28 there...


In the leading article in Arbeiderbladet of April 28 there is an attack on the Christian Science movement, which, among other things, couples Christian Science with spiritualism in a manner that is misleading. I should like to say that Christian Science has nothing in common with spiritualism. Christian Scientists do not believe it possible for "the so-called dead and living" to "commune together" (Science and Health, p. 74).

The great majority of Christian Scientists have their daily work to take care of. That they besides find time daily to study their textbooks and to work for the church organization does not exactly indicate laziness. Nor will anybody who has knowledge of those who are registered as practitioners, claim that this work has any connection with laziness. These people must be ready to help day and night, Sundays as well as weekdays. And that their work bears good fruits thousands can attest.

When anybody leaves the state church to join the Christian Science church it is not in order to be "smarter" than others, but because they in this movement have found a more satisfying and practical understanding of Christianity, and because this new view in essential points is different from that of the state church.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.