Anent Mrs. Eddy's Explanation

The Daily Saratogian

To the Editor of The Saratogian.

I desire to express my appreciation of the careful and correct manner in which Mrs. Eddy's answer to the question: "Why did Christians of every sect in the United States fail in their prayers to save the life of our late lamented President?" appeared in your issue of October 9.

Mrs. Eddy's explanation raised many important spiritual questions, and naturally led to some comments on your part. There is one aspect which needs to be emphasized in connection with Christian Science. This faith is no mere abstract theory or speculation. It is a definite, demonstrable science, built upon spiritual understanding. It proves itself by its works. Its growth, conceded to be marvelous by members of all Christian denominations, is the result of its works. It does reform the sinner and heal the sick. A cloud of witnesses, here and abroad, testify to this fact in the more than six hundred churches and societies of this denomination. No sincere investigator of the results of Christian Science any longer denies the healing, for so much is established; but the question still arises in the public mind: How can these things be?

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A Word of Explanation
November 21, 1901

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