The Ethics of Christian Science

Rochester (N. Y.) Democrat and Chronicle

To the Editor.

Sir:—I am very much interested in the discussion of the ethics of Christian Science that I note in your recent issues. I am only a student of the subject, and therefore not capable of discussing its spiritual features, but of some things I am fully assured, and that is of its healing powers. I have personally witnessed its success in cases that no physician could ever cure, and I am a graduate in that art myself.

Their proposition appears to me to be of the simplest. The Bible is true, or it isn't. Christ lived, or he didn't. He healed the lame, the blind, and the crazy, or he didn't. He cured the sick, or he didn't. He gave his apostles the power and orders to go forth into the world to preach the Gospel and cure the sick, or he didn't. They cured the sick and healed the lame, the blind, and the crazy, or they didn't. The only power to do so came from their belief in him, for with one or two or three exceptions they were poor and ignorant, they had no medical training.

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Consistency of Christian Science
November 5, 1904

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