Christian Science not a Faith Cure

The Courier Journal

Editor of the Courier-Journal.

My attention has been called to an article on faith cure, which appeared recently in the Courier-Journal. Upon reading the article I find it mentions Christian Science in the same connection, although the writer is fair enough to say that Christian Scientists do not believe in faith cure. No, there is nothing whatever in common between Christian Science and "Dowieism," nor is there anything in common between Christian Science and faith cure, except only that both believe that God is the best and only true physician, and neither believe in the employment of material means for healing the sick. The fact of these healings in Christian Science, which number more than a million and embrace many diseases pronounced incurable by materia medica, is no longer open to doubt, for they have been publicly conceded by distinguished divines and others prominent for their learning in the various departments of professional and scientific knowledge. Only this spring a minister of one of our oldest Protestant sects said to the writer of this letter: "Many of our ministers believe you Christian Scientists have hold of a great truth with which you are healing the people, and that it is a rebuke to the church."

The eminent Presbyterian divine and educator, Dr. Brimm of Columbia Theological Seminary, Charleston, S. C., during the last year, in a letter to the Charleston Presbytery, sets forth his views as follows:—

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