Truth brings Light

The endeavor of error to obtain the justification which belongs to truth, is notably prevalent in the various phases of the world's opposition to Christian Science. It assuredly is not effrontery for Christian Scientists to be just to themselves and to recognize that the experimental stage has passed, so far as their system of theology and medicine is concerned. An honest man. acquainted with the facts, can no more dispute the claim that Christian Science heals the sick and reforms the sinner than he can dispute the fact of his own existence. The proofs are too positive and too numerous to be refuted.

The opposition to Christian Science and the denials of its efficacy can be traced to two conditions of mortal consciousness. One is ignorance, sometimes wilful, sometimes materially excusable. The other, and far more common one, is dishonesty,—nothing less, whether its disguise be intellectuality, self-righteousness, or indifference. In some cases this dishonesty is conscious, the product of a perverted and obstinate mentality. In most cases it is blandly unconscious, self-complacent, and egotistical.

However much they may regret this widespread unconscious dishonesty, Christian Scientists know the folly of blaming individuals for their seeming mental lethargy. In fact, many Christian Scientists can sympathetically recall in their own experiences the time when they, too, dismissed self-evident proof without the courtesy of a second thought. Neither comprehension of the situation, nor compassion, however, should blind the Scientist to the truth that dishonesty is dishonesty, regardless of the conditions or the circumstances which accompany its manifestation.

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January 21, 1905

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