The Phraseology of our Testimonies

"No wise mother, though a graduate of Wellesley College, will talk to her babe about the problems of Euclid" (Unity of Good, p. 8). So should we in Christian Science simplify our talk that the babes in Truth may understand.

The apostles left records of healing all manner of disease and never failed to designate the name by which they were known.

The Master did not say, "What belief are you laboring under?" but, "What is thy name?"

To the epileptic boy he said, "Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him." And our Leader says (Science and Health, p. 398), "These instances show the concessions which Jesus was willing to make to the popular ignorance of spiritual Life-laws;" and have we not that same ignorance to deal with to-day?

The word "dyspepsia" should strike no more terror to the heart of a Christian Scientist than the phrase "claim of dyspepsia;" and to the stranger in our meetings, the one whose nerves "do feel," how much more convincing it must be to learn that Christian Science heals the man who is sure he is suffering.

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December 4, 1902

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