A RETROSPECTIVE view of religious history, the large number of different denominations, all professing to follow Christ, the struggle each had coming into existence, and when once in power the lack of tolerance each had for the other, wielding the lash of persecution with the cry of "heresy," against the new ones who stepped aside from the long cherished and beaten paths of the forefathers; the envy, strife, and jealousy that has arisen on doctrinal points between professed Christians disrupting the brotherhood of mankind, all show the need of Charity.
A sower sowed his seed, with doubts and fears;"I dare not hope," he said, "for fruitful ears; Poor hath the harvest been in other years.
When I see the superstitions which the world's religion has fastened on the conscience, the spiritual terrors with which it has haunted and subdued the ignorant and susceptible, the dark, appalling views of God which it has spread far and wide, the dread of inquiry which it has struck into superior understanding, and the servility of spirit which it has made to pass for piety—when I see all this, the fire, the scaffold, and the outward inquisition, terrible as they are, seem to me inferior evils.
Every seat of the large auditorium of First Church of Christ, Scientist, was occupied last night [October 7].
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, does not consult on disease, nor read letters referring to these subjects.
As Christian Scientists we hold a peculiarly sacred relation to our fellows, and it has been truly said that ours is an holy calling.
WHEN we learn that the present moment is the only moment, and that this moment's demonstration is the whole demonstration, we shall have come into possession of our whole inheritance.
A WRITER has recently well said that the weight of one's character must be about a hundred times that of his word, in order to make his appeal effective.
THE writer of the following editorial excerpts in the Newburg, N.
WE are confident that all Christian Scientists will rejoice in the inauguration of a uniform Thanksgiving Day service which has been prepared at the request of our Leader.
We have received numerous requests for the publication in advance of the dates upon which lectures will be delivered by the members of the Board of Lectureship, but it does not seem practicable to comply with such requests.
WE are privileged to use the following self-explanatory communication from a Baptist minister to Christian Science friends:—
To many of us there has come the thought that certain personalities precipitate errors for us, and so hinder our progress in solving life's problem.
FEELING sometimes almost discouraged over the manifold subtle attacks of error, as well as the more open and aggressive ones, the questions arise: Am I growing in the understanding and progressing in the spirit of Truth?
SINCE Christian Science became the motive power in my own life, its work for the children has seemed to me specially important on account of its far-reaching influence in the home, and also because of the unconscious power with which the child-thought touches all with whom it comes in contact.
It is necessary that religion should be held and professed in a liberal spirit.
It is with joy and rejoicing for blessings received, that we send greetings to the Field.
A little over a year ago I was persuaded to try Christian Science.
Six years ago I was a despondent, melancholic, unhappy invalid, a victim of inherited stomach trouble.
Fourteen years ago, I was a total wreck, given up by my physicians, and sent home to die.
I should like to send to our dear Sentinel one of my earliest demonstrations in Christian Science.
Eleven years ago, I was afflicted with a difficulty that physicians could not name.
I attended my sick mother for nearly two years, when I was attacked with paralysis, having two strokes about six months apart.
"Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," printed from new plates, with lines numbered, and with important revisions by the author.
Christian life, so far as it is genuine, is a manifestation of God.
Christian Science: The Religion of Jesus Christ.