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"Heal the Sick"
The Bible is full of contrasts, but none more striking than that presented by the last verse of the sixth chapter of Mark's gospel and the first two verses of the seventh chapter. "And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole." "Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. And-when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault."
Jesus was healing the sick by hundreds, and these pettyspirited theologians and sectarians could see nothing more than that "some of his disciples eat bread with . . . unwashen hands." Think of it ! And yet this does not differ materially from what is going on at the present time. Thousands are testifying each week, at the Wednesday evening meetings that they have been healed through Christian Science of all manner of diseases and of sin. "But," says the critic, "they disregard the wisdom of the ages; they don't believe in a personal devil."
Jesus did not depend upon mere words to make known his gospel, he healed the sick, cast out demons, cleansed the lepers, and raised the dead; and it is only as we follow in his footsteps that we show forth the practical significance of his good tidings. Christian Science will be justified by the works of its followers, and captious criticism and prejudiced opposition will be overthrown by what Christian Scientists accomplish for humanity. The call of the hour is for greater spirituality, for more consecrated lives, and for absolute unity in our efforts to advance the cause of Christ among mortals.
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The Use or Misuse of Time
A Floral Lesson
JULIA WALKER STANYAN.
The Thrush's Song
MARGARET B. AYRES.
Willard S. Mattox
Christian Scientists take the whole promise of immunity...
Charles E. Skinner
Christian Science classifies the spiritual as the real and...
Clarence A. Buskirk
with contributions from A. E. Van Ostrand, E. E. Keech, William B. Hanna, Allen Andrews
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
Letters to our Leader
with contributions from Lida S. Stone, Edward A. Merritt, Matilda H. Merritt, Amelia E. Battelle, Mary E. Eaton, Lizzie P. Ordway, John W. Hendricks
I should be very happy if the story of my healing by...
Had I understood these beautiful words from our Christian Science Hymnal...
Mabel Simonds Myers
Wishing to add my testimony to many others, I would...
Having received so much help through Christian Science...
Hermia J. Lockner
I would like to tell of an incident that happened to...
E. A. Rothwell
For a number of years I was a slave to the demon of...
G. W. Stewart
In September, 1899, I first heard of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...
Emma Maxwell Padget
The other day my little girl, aged six, was overheard...
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase