Why Christian Science is not a cult—4

Editors' Note: From earliest days misrepresentations of Christian Science teachings have been circulated by critics. More recently these have reached a crescendo in a broad-scale attempt to brand Christian Science a "non-Christian cult. " We feel these questions and answers on key points, prepared by the Committee on Publication, will be of interest to our readers and inquirers. We present them in line with the purpose our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, assigned this publication, "to hold guard over Truth, Life, and Love,"  The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353. and in the spirit of her words, "A lie left to itself is not so soon destroyed as it is with the help of truth-telling." Ibid., p. 130.

Question: Isn't it true that Christian Scientists separate Jesus from Christ and hold that Jesus was just a good man?

Answer: Typical of the many passages in Mrs. Eddy's writings that are seldom if ever quoted by her evangelical critics are such statements as, "The divinity of the Christ was made manifest in the humanity of Jesus" and "This Christ, or divinity of the man Jesus, was his divine nature, the godliness which animated him." Science and Health, pp. 25-26. Christian Science draws a distinction between the Saviour's divine title of Christ and his human history as Jesus. But it by no means separates the two, for it fully accepts Jesus as the incarnation or embodiment of the Christ.

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