We read in the Gospel of John, "If ye abide in me, and...

Georgetown (Col.) Courier

We read in the Gospel of John, "If ye abide in me, and my word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." Now supposing a student of Christian Science believes what Jesus here said, and that he tries to live a pure, religious life, following as nearly as he can the footsteps of the Master. Suppose he gives to the poor, never speaks ill but always well and in a kind way to his neighbor, is always truthful, sober, honest, loving, and forgiving, in fact, supposing that he always did to his neighbor what he would have his neighbor do to him, and that he abides in him and his word abide in him and he ask what he will, shall it not be done to him? Does any one deny that this is a proper exposition of the case? And then supposing that Jesus meant what he said, and we do our part, and we ask that we may be free from sickness or disease or distress, and our prayers are granted, has not the law of God kept the body free from disease, and rendered null and void the so-called law of the body? Further, if we by our faith in God's word are able to keep the body free and clear of all disease, should not we get more credit than if we contracted some disease and then had to use a disinfectant to destroy after effects? Is not the prevention by a reliance upon the promise of Jesus better than the cure after the disease has been contracted by reliance upon the so-called laws of the body?

Rees C. Vidler.In Georgetown (Col.) Courier.

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