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Milngavie and Bearsden Herald

A contributor in your columns recently attacked Christian Science, and its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, in a manner foreign to Christian ethics. The following information about Christian Science will serve to refute the erroneous statements made.

Part of a dictionary definition of the word "science" is "systematic knowledge," and few will deny that the wonderful works which our Master, Christ Jesus, did, were the direct result of his understanding of the law of God. We know that God's law is fixed, unalterable, unchangeable; we also know that God's law is wholly good, its purpose being to govern and to bless. Jesus referred to this in his wonderful declaration as recorded in John's Gospel: "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Surely, then, this truth which Jesus said would make free is not something which comes about through chance or guesswork; nor is it something which comes through vain repetitions, ceremonies, or creeds.

The Science of Christianity has been presented to the world in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. This book is not what is sometimes termed the Christian Scientists' Bible: it is, as its name implies, a "key" to the Scriptures, and any sincere seeker for the truth, which our Master so lovingly taught and practiced, will, after reading this book, search the Scriptures in a new light. He will find the promised Comforter, and be free: free from pain, sickness, sorrow, sinful habits, fear, want, and a host of other lawless, godless vicissitudes.

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February 7, 1942

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