The Mid-week Testimonial

Concord (N. H.) Patriot

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. As such it was intensely interesting to the local adherents and attendants, for it gave them a taste of the robust enthusiasm which characterizes the work of these people.

Rev. Mr. Tomlinson, First Reader of the church, chose for the Scripture reading, portions of Acts, including the remarkable record of the healing by Peter of the impotent man "whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple" to beg for alms. The Scripture was supplemented by correlative readings from the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy.

The quotations from the latter volume and the opening remarks by Rev. Mr. Tomlinson directed special attention to the fact that Christian Scientists regard the stone which was mentioned in the fourth chapter of Acts, as set at naught by the builders, as the Christlike manner of healing the sick. This rejected stone is considered by them to be at last restored as an essential part of true Christian doctrine, and has "become the head of the corner" — a firm foundation or basis upon which the superstructure of spiritual building or growth must rest.

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From an English Paper
November 11, 1905

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