A Clear Statement

Commercial Appeal

To The Commercial Appeal:— In your editorial yesterday on "Curing by Faith" there was a mistake which I am sure you will be glad to rectify, as it would seem to put Christian Science in an unfavorable light with those who do not understand its principles and practice.

The "divine healer" referred to, Mrs. Bratz, is in no sense of the word a Christian Scientist, and the words she uses are not at all in accord with its teachings. We have ho "Zion's Homes." and no "elders," neither do we claim that failures to heal are due to lack of faith in other members of the patient's family. It should be unnecessary to add, also, that if there is any opposition in a family to our method of treatment, and a doctor is preferred, no Christian Scientist would insist upon continuing with the case, as we believe always in letting every one be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Christian Science Healing
August 31, 1899

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