The attitude of thinking men and women towards religion...

South London Observer

The attitude of thinking men and women towards religion is undergoing a great change. Your correspondent is evidently one who does not easily welcome these changes, preferring to defend old landmarks rather than go forward on to unfamiliar ground. I would remind him, however, that throughout the Bible we learn how the understanding of God as Spirit and Love was progressively revealed to spiritually-minded men and women, and how willingly they accepted the truer and higher views of Deity. In her book "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes on page 232: "This age is reaching out towards the perfect Principle of things; is pushing towards perfection in art, invention, and manufacture. Why, then, should religion be stereotyped, and we not obtain a more perfect and practical Christianity?"

In my previous letter I referred to the healing work done in Christian Science and the unanswerable logic of its teaching. The healing work done by Christian Science is not a matter of words, but can be proved by any earnest investigator.

Christian Science is not what your correspondent imagines it to be; but no amount of discussion will help anyone towards an understanding of the subject unless it is approached with an open and unbiased mind. I would remind your correspondent of the words spoken by Gamaliel concerning the apostles, as recorded in the fifth chapter of the Acts, "Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God."

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