In a recent issue of your paper, Christian Scientists are...

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald

In a recent issue of your paper, Christian Scientists are mentioned as being "on the outskirts of Christianity" among "other peculiar branches."

The Christian Science church, or Church of Christ, Scientist, which is its proper designation, has authorized branch churches and societies throughout the world. In its ranks are to be found thousands of people from every walk in life, drawn from practically every civilized race and creed, who have been released from the bondage of sickness, sin, lack, and helplessness, and led into the kingdom of health and hopefulness—the kingdom of God, on earth. These are the fruits of the teachings of Christian Science.

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy has written: "Love for God and man is the true incentive in both healing and teaching. Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way" (p. 454). And we know that love is the heart and soul of Christianity. Of a surety, then, the gospel of Christian Science cannot be on the "outskirts of Christianity," as our friend avers, but at its very center.

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September 30, 1939

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