In a letter published in a recent issue a clergyman sees...

Mid-Sussex Times

From Letters, Substantially as Published

In a letter published in a recent issue a clergyman sees no necessity for Mrs. Eddy's claim to a special revelation. Mrs. Eddy has shown, however, that she was specially able and prepared fully to receive it and to share her understanding with others. As she writes in her book "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 76): "Thoughts touched with the Spirit and Word of Christian Science gravitate naturally toward Truth. Therefore the mind to which this Science was revealed must have risen to the altitude which perceived a light beyond what others saw." Christian Scientists respect and appreciate the example and life of individuals such as the Wesley brothers and other sincere evangelists. In fact, we are indebted to Charles Wesley for the hymn, "Help us to help each other, Lord," and for five other devotional poems which are found in the Christian Science Hymnal, where also seven beautiful hymn tunes composed by Samuel S. Wesley appear.

The first of the religious Tenets of Christian Science is (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 497), "As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life." Christian Scientists earnestly study the Bible, and demonstrate their understanding in their practice. James writes: "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? . . . Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works."

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