Your correspondent quoted a sentence from one of Mrs. Eddy's...

Thornbury Gazette

Your correspondent quoted a sentence from one of Mrs. Eddy's books, and separated it from its necessary context, which is unfair both to the author and to your readers. Thousands are testifying to the healing and regenerative power of Christian Science, for through its ministrations the sick, the lame, the deaf, and the blind are being healed, and sinners reformed.

Mrs. Eddy writes in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 332), "Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God—the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth." Christian Science is based on the supremacy, omnipotence, and omnipresence of God; and Christian Scientists believe in the divinity of the Christ. They understand Christ to be the Son of God, as was taught and demonstrated by our Master, who declared that he healed by the spirit of God. Christian Science is revealing to the world that the only spiritual healing is the Christ-healing.

The peace of the world will be established when it is recognized (ibid., p. 340) that "one infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, 'Love thy neighbor as thyself;' annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry,—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes."

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Awake, O Man!
December 25, 1937

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