Christian Science and Facts

Evening Standard

To the Editor of the Standard:— I see in your paper from time to time mention of cases where the Christian Scientists, faith curers, and "higher spheres" Christian Scientists, so-called, and others, who have no right to the name, have failed and in some cases the healers have been brought before the court, but I do not see the result of the trials published in the same. As for the faith curers and other healers. I have nothing to say, but will say that none of our brethren in this country, or in foreign countries, have been convicted, and furthermore no law has been passed, nor can be that will prevent Christian Scientists from healing the sick.

I think it would be a good idea to give the Christian scientists a rest and, for a change, tell the people, with large head lines, how many children and adults the doctors are losing in Manchester. N. H., Buffalo. N. Y., New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other places.

As you may not know of any patients having died under the care of physicians, I will inform you that thirty-eight died in this city last week. I will give you a case which, in every sense of the word is pretty near home. The parents of my wife have had seven children. Four of them died in the hands of a physician, and two of them were buried on the same day, having died within a few days of each other. If Christian Science is a killer, as some people believe, what is materia medica? Christian Science is ever ready to compare notes with any other method of healing upon the face of the globe. We do not claim to be infallible, nevertheless the Principle of this Science is, for it is God, and this Principle, like the principles of mathematics and music, which are not visible to the naked eye, can be understood and demonstrated by all who desire to know of it and live it. This idea of getting into the papers the cases we lose may seem to be a wonderful scheme by the doctors and some others who are interested in this project; but remember these words of Jefferson: "I tremble when I remember that God is just," and these words by the greatest Christian Scientist that ever walked this earth: "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" Also remember these words: "He whose right it is shall reign." James E. Brierly.
Evening Standard, New Bedford, Mass.

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