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In stating in today's Eastern Daily Press that a certain...

Eastern Daily Press

In stating in today's Eastern Daily Press that a certain movement "is essentially an American mission, like Christian Science, Moody and Sankey, and other less successful transatlantic efforts at propagandism," your contributors loses sight of the fact that any "mission" which has as its motive the betterment of mankind can hardly be said to belong to any one country. The mission of Christian Science is universal in its character and operation because its motive power is the Christ, Truth, seen in the healing of the sick and the redemption of the sinner.

It is quite true that Christian Science was discovered by an American, Mary Baker Eddy, but it is no more correct to say that Christian Science is "essentially American" than it would be to say that Christianity is essentially Jewish because its Founder was born in Palestine. Whatever is operating to educate human thought to realize that there are no parochial, national, or international boundaries where the work of God is concerned, should be praised, not condemned. The privilege of working for Him according to the best of our understanding is the universal heritage of all mankind.

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