The term punishment, if attached to Deity, should have a meaning differing from that which is current, since its common use is to refer to an affliction which is prompted either by wrath or a mere determination to offset an evil deed with its merited pain.
The philosophy of Christian Science is idealistic, that is, things exist as objectified states of consciousness; they have no real existence apart from divine Mind which gives them individuality and identity.
Christian Scientists contend that since the universe and man are governed and sustained by divine law, a single demonstration in overcoming sin, disease, and death, through the understanding and application of this law, proves the possibility of overcoming all sin, disease, and death.
Christian Scientists rest secure in the consciousness of the integrity of their motives, they are striving to be Christian, to overcome evil with good, and to aid in the physical, moral, and spiritual regeneration of humanity.
Does not our critic see that if sin is real, then every time he prays for the reformation of a sinner he is praying for the destruction of something fixed and indestructible?
A lecture on Christian Science was delivered by Miss Mary Brookins at First Church of Christ, Scientist, in this city, Sunday afternoon [June 25].
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 excerpts from an article which recently appeared in The Independent, were not written by an opponent of materia medica, but by a distinguished member of the medical profession, A.
The Peace Conference at Portsmouth recalls similar events in the world's history, and invites an answer to the question, How far have all such negotiations tended to bring real peace and progress to mankind?
When we note the apparent stillness and stability of the earth, it does not seem surprising that until a relatively recent date men thought of it as the motionless center of the universe, and adjusted their astronomical speculations thereto.
Nassau, Bahamas, June 30, 1905.
It seems to me that the time has come when I should give a written testimony, thanking God for the great blessings which Christian Science has brought to me.
It is with a heart full of gratitude that I write of what Christian Science has done for me.
Christian Science came to me in an hour of great need, when everything looked dark, and I wish to say a word of loving gratitude for all that it has done for me.
About five years ago I took up the study of Christian Science.
While still confronted with problems that seem unsolved, it is a privilege to bear grateful testimony to rich blessings already received through a year's study of Christian Science.
It used to puzzle me so much why God did not heal the sick now as He did in olden times.
In the spring of 1902, I had reaches the point where I could go no farther, that is, in the way i was going.
My best expression of gratitude to our dear Leader, Mrs.
It is a pleasure to send my testimony to the Sentinel, though words fail when I would express the gratitude that my heart speaks.
If the study of Science and Health had not made me love the Bible and its teachings a great deal more, and also made me more desirous of following Christ's example, I would have had nothing to do with it, for I loved the church of which I had for eighteen years been a member.
After an unsuccessful operation, I turned to Christian Science, and was healed.
For years I have been a great sufferer from rheumatism, sometimes being unable to leave my bed and often having severe pains in my hands and knees.
I feel impelled to write of the blessings which are mine through the knowledge of Christian Science.
I consider it a pleasure and privilege to tell of the many spiritual blessings which I have received,—the overcoming of disease and of sin in self and in others, through Christian Science.
The sure word of prophecy which will yet give us a better religion and a more confident assurance of faith, is that God reveals himself to man, not through external nature, not through portents in the sky, not through tables of stone written upon by a divine finger, not through messages dictated to passive scribes of prophecy and the law, but through the quick experience of holy souls, to men and women who have been inspired, instructed, and illuminated by the light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world, who have, out of their own struggles with faith and fortune, wrought out their thoughts of God and discovered the wisdom and love which are revealed in all human life and human experience.
The Christian Science Text-Book.