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Christian Scientists are frequently asked why...

From the November 1911 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Christian Scientists are frequently asked why, if they believe in the same God that other Christians do, and use the same Bible, they must needs have a separate and distinctive church; why they cannot retain their membership in the church in which they have been reared, even if they have decided to eschew the use of material remedies and dispense with medical attendance. The question would carry more weight were there only one church, but a large percentage of the membership of the Church of Christ, Scientist, has come from the multitude of churches whose varying creeds, based on this same Bible, have led them to separate themselves one from another and reared seemingly impassable walls between them.