When I was a child a periodical came to our home, one page of which was devoted to "The Shut-ins.
Keep step, my brothers, hail the glorious fray!Together march to purify to-day!All for each, and each for all,And Love decrees that none shall fall.
To object to Christian Science because it denies the testimony of the physical senses, betrays a serious ignorance of even natural science, for the explanation of all phenomena, including the fundamental ones of form, color, and mass, rests on theories contrary to what the senses behold.
Ever since the allegorical talking serpent in the Garden of Eden attempted to pattern after the Creator by making gods of men, the human mind has been busy in its attempts to simulate divine activity.
A Christian Scientist could accomplish but little by simply asserting that there is no such thing as disease or discord, he must prove their insubstantiality by grappling with and overcoming them.
Only to the sinner who has in some measure found that there is no permanent peace, pleasure, or profit in evil thinking or doing, can the gospel of Christ give out its saving and redeeming power.
Try to follow Jesus Christ, not because you believe exactly as your father believed, but because you want to live a good life according to your lights.
If I had any idea that the general government was so administered that the liberty of conscience was endangered, I pray you be assured that no man would be more willing than myself to revise and alter that part of it, so as to avoid all religious persecutions.
The initial services of the local branch church were held in its beautiful and classic new church edifice Sunday morning, February 12.
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 interesting item is clipped from the Cleveland Leader of March 14:—
As new rules are given by our Leader, from time to time, it is important that we clearly comprehend their intent.
It is doubtful if the present age presents a more surprising and incongruous spectacle than that of the pronounced opposition of many Christian ministers to the asserted possibility and experience of spiritual healing, The great body of evangelical clergymen accept the New Testament narrative of this healing as historically true, and, if questioned, they would probably say that all things are possible to him that believeth; nevertheless, both in their manifest removal from any thought of trying to profit by the privilege themselves, as well as in their ofttimes outspoken condemnation of those who are conscientiously endeavoring to fulfil our Lord's commands to heal the sick, they give unmistakable evidence of the entire absence, not only of faith, but of inquiring interest in the subject.
It is with deep gratitude and love that I publicly acknowledge the many benefits derived from my two short years' study of Christian Science and daily striving to put into practice this healing truth.
I wish gratefully to send our testimony to the Sentinel.
While reading the testimonies of healing in the Sentinel, I remarked to my, wife that the most of them were from women, and she said, "Why don't you give your testimony?
About three years ago I came to Christian Science, seeking help for a shattered nervous system.
It is with sincere gratitude for the many blessings which Christian Science has brought me that I give this testimony.
Christian Science found me ready to bury my dearest earthly hope.
In gratitude to our dear Leader, and for the good of humanity, I wish to add my testimony to many which I have read in the Christian Science Sentinel and Journal.
For seven years I have received the blessings of Christian Science.
The teachings of Christian Science are simple yet mighty.
A Tender flash eastern sky.
The Christian Science Text-Book.