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JUDGMENT

From the May 1921 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Skeptics may perhaps be pardoned for a confessed inability to reconcile the claim that the way of salvation is so plain that "wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein" with the fact that Christendom is divided into some one hundred and fifty different sects, each professing to find its credentials in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Can it be that the essential truths of Christianity were originally voiced in such ambiguous terms as to render their meaning unintelligible to subsequent generations, or is something radically wrong with the way men have undertaken to interpret the Scriptures? The chief difficulty would seem to be that, although punctilious in their efforts to comprehend the letter of the Word, Biblical students have failed to grasp the spiritual point of view which is the key to the inspired utterances.