That faith which would banish from human experience all thought of sin, sickness, death, and affliction, and raise the great family of men from the slough of a gross materialism to the actual heaven of happiness and content—such a faith is certainly calculated to appeal to the finer sensibilities of man; and such a faith it was that found an eloquent exponent in the person of Bicknell Young, as he presented its beauties at the Broadway Theatre last Sunday afternoon [September 24].
The author of the Christian Science text-book takes no patients, does not consult on disease, nor read letters referring to these subjects.
The following extract from a sermon recently preached in Brooklyn, "The City of Churches," from the text, "Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk," is an example of the arguments which have been used to justify the non-healing nature of modern religion, but we think it will not bring to many a conviction that the healing which Jesus performed is duplicated in the work of the physicians of to-day, or that the Master's command to heal the sick is fulfilled in the building of hospitals.
It was in the twilight of his earthly ministry, when, as John tells us, Jesus knew his hour was now come, that he drew his nearest followers close about him in an upper room, for a last heart-to-heart talk with them.
A recent theory respecting disease, which has found utterance by no less an authority than Sir Frederick Treves, is to the effect that "the motive of disease is benevolent and protective," and that if it were not for disease "the human race would be extinct.
My recent healing makes an acknowledgment of the same a duty and a pleasure.
It is almost a year since Christian Science came to me, and I have been helped so much, and in so many ways, that I feel I must express at least something of my gratitude by a public acknowledgment of what Christian Science can do for one who seemed to be almost helpless.
In April, 1902, I was healed in five Christian Science treatments of what had been variously diagnosed as chronic peritonitis, appendicitis, and enteritis, according to the locality of the physician, not of the disease, so far as I could judge.
I have long felt it to be a duty I owe to God, to Mrs.
For many years prior to my coming to Chicago in 1901, I had been trying to find pleasure and happiness in the flesh.
No one has more reason to be grateful for Christian Science than have I.
I desire to express my deep gratitude for the many blessings I have received in Christian Science.
I wish to add my testimony to those of the many thankful ones who have been freed from heavy burdens through Christian Science.
I realize that all should express their thankfulness for blessings received.
I wish to add my testimony as to the healing power of Truth as revealed in Christian Science.
I first heard of Christian Science in 1887.
In the seven parables of Matthew, 13, Jesus presents the kingdom in terms of action rather than being.
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