To dispute Christian Science because it pleads the unreality...

Johnstown (Pa.) Democrat

To dispute Christian Science because it pleads the unreality of evil is in effect to question the reality of good Our Saviour did not teach evil to be eternal, He predicted the final destruction of all evil; and the fact that it will eventually be relegated to the realms of the unknown, shows it to lack the inherent stability of good which proves good to be imperishable and eternal. There is nothing my teaching of our Saviour which, if understood and demonstrated, fails in any way to coincide with Christian Science on this question of evil.

In his endeavor to prove that Jesus did not intend his command to preach the gospel and heal the sick to be taken as a unit, our critic insists that all minor commands uttered in connection therewith should be considered a part of this unit, if it is to be taken as such. This is begging the question which Christian Science raises; namely, "Why do Christians follow the command to preach the gospel but ignore the command to heal the sick?" The Christian Scientist, as did Jesus and his disciples, heals through preaching and preaches through healing.

Let the reader contemplate for a moment the distress and suffering which is seen today on every side; the multiplicity of diseases and sins, and the unhappiness and poverty which attend these conditions; then let him ask himself whether Jesus' command to heal the sick should be ignored. if there is any possibility of its fulfilment. Is there no need today for the compassionate ministrations which drew the attention of all Palestine to the work of Jesus and his disciples?

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