The mid-week testimonial meeting at the Christian Science church last Wednesday evening may well be denominated as having been distinctly western in nature, from the fact that all the testimonies and remarks were by visiting Scientists from the far West.
To say that the Christian Scientists are indignant at the attack made upon their faith at the Church Congress, on Saturday, would not be correct.
The semi-annual lecture of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, was delivered by Rev.
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, does not consult on disease, nor read letters referring to these subjects.
Those who are asking the question, Why is the Christian Science denomination growing at such a rapid rate?
It is a pitiful thing to be sick even when there is promise of speedy recovery, but when conventional authority has rendered its decision, and the solemn sentence of "Incurability" has been pronounced, then indeed does mortal experience become a tragedy whose presiding genius is despair.
Those who come into Christian Science find themselves regarding all things from a changed viewpoint; for them old things have indeed "passed away," and often they are led to pause and ask how they shall most consistently fulfil their obligations, as followers of Christ Jesus, when the problem of poverty confronts them.
New York, November 2, 1905.
Divine Love does indeed supply all our needs.
In June, 1903, when our dear Leader, from the balcony of her Concord home, looked into the upturned faces of thousands of her followers, and uttered those memorable words, "Trust in Truth, and have no others trusts!" she knew the injunction would be heeded and bear fruit.
As far back as I can remember, I have suffered from terrible headaches,--inherited, so the doctor said, my grandmother and mother having suffered before me.
Eight years ago, feeling that medicine could not help me, I turned to Christian Science for physical relief.
Through the understanding that God is divine Love and ever ready to meet all human needs, many blessings have come to me.
I have often thought that I would like to send to the Sentinel the story of my healing, which to me was most wonderful.
"And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
At the time when Christian Science was brought to my attention I was suffering from what specialists called farsightedness, which commenced about fourteen years ago and steadily grew worse until it hindered me from attending school.
When I first heard of Christian Science I was in great need of physical healing, but I rejected the idea that it could cure me, and asked the Scientist who had ventured to speak of it to me.
In future editions of the Hymnal new music will be substituted for that now used for Mrs.
It is now an obstacle to belief to hold that since the closing of the New Testament no one upon the earth has been authorized to speak in the name of God or has been inspired by Him to utter divine truth fit to be called holy Scripture.
The Christian Science Text-Book.