Perfect Results Demand Perfect Principle and Perfect Application

Boston Herald

To the Editor of the Boston Herald.

In an article entitled, "Why This Discrimination?" an editorial writer for the Herald has said, "What its advocates claim for Christian Science is that it rests on the will of the Supreme Creator and Ruler of the universe, a Being possessing both omniscience and omnipotence, in whose work failure is inconceivable. . . . And, if this is the case," then failure to attain the end wished for is tantamount to an assertion that the divine purposes of the Ruler of the universe can be set at naught by various human limitations."

Our good friend must note the difference between Christian Science and its student, just as he would distinguish between mathematics and a pupil thereof. Christian Science will not work out results itself. Like mathematics, it must have a proficient demonstrator. The Principle of Christian Science can never be improved; it is absolute and perfect; namely, God, omniscient, omnipotent Spirit. This is what all Christians believe concerning God, but mere belief does not work out the greater results which are possible to him who has fully complied with the Scriptural demand, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." The ability to heal in Christian Science is not a spontaneous gift, but a power attained by Godward progress.

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Christian Science not Stoicism
February 6, 1904

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