From Letters, Substantially as Published

A recent issue of Sarpen contained an article where Christian Science...


A recent issue of Sarpen contained an article where Christian Science is linked in a misleading manner with some other religious movements, with which it has nothing in common.

The Christian Science church was established to "reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing" (Church Manual, p. 17). It is due to this healing activity that Christian Science has spread all over the world. If anybody is of the opinion that Christian Science has "a gleam of the unbelievable," or that it "follows in the way of absurdity," this is due either to a lack of knowledge of the subject or to the fact that most Christians in our day believe that healing by prayer is something that belonged only to the time of Jesus and the apostles. There is, however, nothing in the Bible which justifies such a view. Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 37), "When will Jesus' professed followers learn to emulate him in all his ways and to imitate his mighty works?" She further says, "It is possible,—yea, it is the duty and privilege of every child, man, and woman,—to follow in some degree the example of the Master by the demonstration of Truth and Life, of health and holiness."

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