I shall appreciate the courtesy of a little space to reply...

Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

I shall appreciate the courtesy of a little space to reply to your correspondent. I must confess it is somewhat difficult to follow his line of argument. He has evidently read the Christian Science textbook with a very prejudiced mind and without any desire to understand its teachings. Happily, neither misrepresentations nor denunciations can overthrow a system of religion which can be and is subjected to proof.

On page 546 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes, "The proof that the system stated in this book is Christianly scientific resides in the good this system accomplishes, for it cures on a divine demonstrable Principle which all may understand." St. Paul admonishes us that spiritual discernment is requisite to understand the things of the Spirit of God. Only that which comes from God and partakes of the divine nature can possibly be included in the Science of Christianity which Jesus lived and taught.

Our critic forgets that the evidence of the senses cannot be relied upon. For long ages it was universally believed that the sun traveled daily round the earth, but this belief did not prevent or affect the astronomical discovery that the sun is, in spite of the evidence of the senses, a stationary body. History teaches that any new discovery which disputes the reliability of the corporeal senses is at first rejected, and its discoverer often maligned and persecuted.

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