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In your recent issue you report an address given on the subject of Christian Science, to which I should like to ask some space in your columns to reply.

I much appreciate the speaker's acknowledgment of the fact that Christian Science has done something to reawaken the Christian church to a truer conception of real faith and of spiritual power, and nothing rejoices Christian Scientists more than to know this, for they are not at war with anyone. Their only warfare is against evil—against sin, sickness, and death. Christian Science agrees that Christianity has at its very heart and center the relationship of man with God, and it is this realization of man's essential unity with God which Jesus proved, which brings about every healing that takes place in Christian Science.

The speaker rather contradicts himself, for he says in one place that Christian Science encourages thought to dwell on something less than the highest, and in another that "it is with great emphasis, that the allness of God and the nothingness of matter is stressed." The latter statement is correct, in accordance with the Scriptural statement, "The flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other."

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