If the reverend gentleman who, referring to Christian Science,...

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If the reverend gentleman who, referring to Christian Science, disclaims its Christianity and its Science, will turn to late editions of dictionaries and encyclopedias, he will find that lexicographers have recognized both the Christian and the scientific character of this teaching. For instance, a dictionary defines Christian Science as "a religion," and gives a concise description of its teachings as related to divine Principle.

The charge by our critic that Mrs. Eddy exercised certain "spiritualistic medium ability" in her system of healing is absurd, when it is pointed out that she devotes an entire chapter in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," to the subject "Christian Science versus Spiritualism," in which she makes it clear that nothing in spiritualism is akin to or in harmony with Christian Science.

With our critic, who said he thanked God for "the Bible way of salvation," all Christian Scientists can heartily unite in the language of the Christian Science textbook, already referred to, where, on page 497 we read, "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." Against the minister's assertion, "Our almighty God is not the God of Eddyism," I should like to place Mrs. Eddy's description of God as she comprehended Him. She says (ibid., p. 140), "The Christian Science God is universal, eternal, divine Love, which changeth not and causeth no evil, disease, nor death."

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