Your issue of July 14 carries extracts from a pamphlet...

Hong Kong Telegraph

Your issue of July 14 carries extracts from a pamphlet which gives an incorrect impression of Christian Science and of its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy. May I be permitted space to correct these false impressions?

In 1866, Mrs. Eddy met with a supposedly fatal accident. She was healed of this by a revelation which came to her as she read the account of the healing of the palsied man in the Bible. She realized then that there must be a spiritual law underlying the works of Christ Jesus and his apostles. For three years she studied the Bible to the exclusion of all other study, and discovered the spiritual law, which she gave to the world in Christian Science. As she states in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 80): "Christian Science Mind-healing rests demonstrably on the broad and sure foundation of Science; and this is not the basis of materia medica, as some of the most skilful and scholarly physicians openly admit." But Mrs. Eddy was always most grateful for the loving kindness she had received from doctors previous to her revelation and ever appreciated their honest attempts to help their fellow men.

To the Christian Scientist, Christ Jesus is the Way-shower. He healed all forms of sickness, he gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to the dumb, and even restored life to those accounted dead. He did this, not by material means, but by his knowledge of the spiritual law, the truth that shall make us free. And he left us this promise: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." Christian Scientists believe that this is true now, and by their lives they seek to put into practice the teaching of the Master.

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