A Reply to Dr. Marshall of Raleigh, N. C.

Raleigh (N. C.) Observer

Boston, Mass., November 6, 1900.

To the Editor:—In your issue of the second you reported a sermon on the subject, "Christian Science and Faith Cures," by Rev. Dr. Marshall. He first presented quotations from Mrs. Eddy's book, and that much of the sermon I heartily endorse. He adds: "Mrs. Eddy's book, Science and Health, is not a very readable book, nor one easily understood." No science can be understood without earnest study and application. Even our Master said: "Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able." This statement implies that it is not easy to understand and live the Truth; and yet ease and harmony always follow such practice. An apprentice often chooses a hard way of doing a thing, which is easily accomplished by a master. Jesus said: "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." The Master had served his apprenticeship well, and was able to accomplish with perfect ease that which his disciples failed to do, and concerning which they said: "Why could not we cast him out?"

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