The following question asked by honest investigators, comes often to the ear of the Christian Scientist, "If Christian Science be demonstrable, and if, as you aver, it be the self-same religion practised by Jesus the Christ and by his disciples, why did they not leave to us precise and formulated rules of practice?" To which the Christian Scientist replies: Jesus' teaching was by object-lessons and by word of mouth, and was treasured up and afterwards given to the world by his loving disciples. He did not call upon the scribes to preserve them in archives, but they were allowed to take root and grow in the hearts of his hearers.
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