An evangelist, writing in a recent issue, attempts to...

Shetland Times

An evangelist, writing in a recent issue, attempts to sweep aside with a wave of the pen my statement that Christian Science is based on the Bible. His assertion that it is not is entirely unfounded, as is clearly proved by the first tenet of this religion, to be found on page 497 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy: "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." His further statements about Christian Science are clearly erroneous, as may be seen by the second tenet from the same source: "We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness." I do not think there could be clearer indication than this that Christian Scientists acknowledge God and His Christ.

The sixth and last tenet answers your correspondent's declaration that Christian Science is not Christian: "And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure." I would challenge our friend to find better and more practical Christian ethics than is contained in that statement.

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December 2, 1939

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