Christian Science Discussion

The Union and Advertiser

Editor of The Union and Advertiser.

Little good comes from a discussion of any question unless it is carried on in the spirit of a fair search for truth, rather than a controversial desire to carry a point. As this latter seemed to be the tone of a criticism signed "John Henry," published in your columns a couple of weeks since, it seemed wise to make no reply. A number of requests that have come from different sources, however, indicate the need of a further word.

Christian Science is attracting, or rather compelling, the would's attention to-day, not by what it is saying, but by what it is doing. The critic who assumes that this movement is simply the progress of a theory, and that this theory is founded on an argument or on some special interpretation of Scripture only, has taken a position that renders him manifestly incompetent to contribute anything having any real bearing on the question. Christian Science is presenting these phenomena to-day: the sick are healed, the sinner is reformed and regenerated, the sorrowing are comforted. These works stand as irrefutable witnesses. They are facts that cannot be brushed aside by mere assertion.

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A Word in Favor of Christian Science
April 24, 1902

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